Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints: A Brothers Grimm Mystery
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2015
Duration: 8 hours 16 minutes
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter comes the story of Gretel, all grown up and investigating the disappearance of Albrecht Dürer’s treasured frog prints.
Bavaria, 1776. When Albrecht Dürer the Much Much Younger’s frog prints go missing, he knows exactly where to turn for help. Gretel (yes, that Gretel), now thirty-five and still living with her gluttonous brother Hans, is the country’s most famous private investigator, and she leaps at the opportunity to travel to cosmopolitan Nuremberg to take on the case. But amid the hubbub of the city’s annual sausage festival, Gretel struggles to find any clues that point toward the elusive thief.
Even with the aid of the chatty mice living under her bed, the absent prints remain stubbornly out of view, and Gretel is forced to get creative in her search for the truth.
“Bestseller Brackston melds folktale whimsy with a sardonic adult voice in the rollicking first of a new series set in 1776 Bavaria. Gretel, now grown up and living with witless older brother Hans in provincial Gesternstadt, funds her love of fine things by working as a private detective…Along the way, talking mice and hobgoblins share clues, the world’s largest sausage explodes, and famous fairy tale characters make amusing cameo appearances.”—Publishers Weekly