[Free kindle] Es war einmal ein MordAuthor P.J. Brackston – Albawater.co

This book combined some of my favorite things.fairy tales and murder mysteries It was really cute and a fun little escape It took me a bit to sort some things out since this is the second book in a series, I felt like I was missing a couple of things in the landscape, like how did she become a private investigator in the first place As far as the dialogue goes, I struggled a bit with some of the statements For example, this book is supposed to be set in the 1700s Bavaia..did they have vodka This book combined some of my favorite things.fairy tales and murder mysteries It was really cute and a fun little escape It took me a bit to sort some things out since this is the second book in a series, I felt like I was missing a couple of things in the landscape, like how did she become a private investigator in the first place As far as the dialogue goes, I struggled a bit with some of the statements For example, this book is supposed to be set in the 1700s Bavaia..did they have vodka martinis then There were lots of little things like this that seemedlike modern dialogue and unlikely in the historic period Same with some of the hygiene things.people in the 1700s just didn t care that much about personal hygiene etc.But once I accepted the fact that this story was a fairy tale and anything could happen in a fairy tale so I just took it at face value and tried to let it not annoy me it was hard but I tried Sometimes I just wanted to scream that s not historically accurate but this wasn t marketed as a historic fiction novel so in the end I just had to let it go and enjoy the story.Also the constant references to Gretel s weight was kind of annoying I don t know that it added much to the story.it was lighthearted and comical at times but a couple of comments was plenty to get the point across.All that said, I liked the magical fantasy elements in the story and the overall premise The mystery was enough to keep me interested The book over all was cute and entertaining as well as funny I liked that Gretel was amature heroine and she had a unique and quirky way of looking at things and the mystery I liked her, I don t know that I loved her, but I liked her enough to keep reading the book to see what happens next.See my full review here Ever been stuck in an airport without a book There s a bookstore You have seven minutes You grab this After your flight, you go, eh, that wasn t bad and you leave it for someone to find This is that book It s pleasant It passes the time There are flashes of wit, and a decent plot Hans is a good character I m OK with the vodka martinis in 1700s Bavaria, we re all friends here And you know you wanted to look up Gesternstadt I did It s yesterday city not bad Gretel is a heroi Ever been stuck in an airport without a book There s a bookstore You have seven minutes You grab this After your flight, you go, eh, that wasn t bad and you leave it for someone to find This is that book It s pleasant It passes the time There are flashes of wit, and a decent plot Hans is a good character I m OK with the vodka martinis in 1700s Bavaria, we re all friends here And you know you wanted to look up Gesternstadt I did It s yesterday city not bad Gretel is a heroine of the persistent bungler class, but she does make the occasional reasonable deduction so it s all good Not sure why we have to be reminded so often that Gretel is large and several times naked Doesn t seem to contribute to the plot in any way, and no one else seems to react in the slightest, so why mention it Not great lit rature, not trying to be If I have three books for a trip and I want a fourth, I might grab another of these The premise of this book was very eye catching a mystery with characters from the Grimm Brothers fairy tales, and with Gretel as a detective Gretel being an interesting choice as a main character because you can see how her past has affected her and made her a stronger,sarcastic and less trusting woman It s very entertaining to read about her in this story, but the mystery aspect as well as the inclusion of the fairy tale theme overall seemed very light.The mystery was the biggest dis The premise of this book was very eye catching a mystery with characters from the Grimm Brothers fairy tales, and with Gretel as a detective Gretel being an interesting choice as a main character because you can see how her past has affected her and made her a stronger,sarcastic and less trusting woman It s very entertaining to read about her in this story, but the mystery aspect as well as the inclusion of the fairy tale theme overall seemed very light.The mystery was the biggest disappointment There were many odd threads to it, which made it difficult to predict or even comprehend what was the true mystery it all seemed a bit of a jumble with the connection made much later and unfortunately past the point when I cared very much about the resolution I was hoping to seefamiliar fairy tale characters besides Gretel and Hans, but there weren t many just characters who would appear in fairy tales, like trolls and giants, and other colorful human characters It was arealistic take on the world though, which might appeal to some readers.The story is humorous, and Gretel has a fun way of looking at things, although the sense of humor was not quite my cup of tea It drew a lot from crass actions and characters, which probably did fit the setting people were not as careful of their hygiene in the past so that might also appeal to some readers and definitely helps to keep the realistic tone of the novel The novel has an unpredictable mystery, and a fun, mature heroine in Gretel but unfortunately many aspects of the story did not appeal as much to me I love the premise though, and if this continues as a series this is a second adventure for Gretel it might be fun to see where the author takes it I received this book from the publisher or author for a fair and honest review I was not compensated for this review Just finished reading this wonderful book from my hospital bed I absolutely loved it Gretel yes that Gretel is an absolutely fantastic character along with her brother Hans who tries his best If you love fairly tales, crime ,mystery and comedy then you ll love this 5 5 Remember Gretel Yes, THAT Gretel She of the woods walk and bread crumb trail The girl who survived nearly being eaten by a witch That one Did you ever wonder what happened to her After all, psychotherapy isn t a big deal in 18th century Bavaria You got a smack upside the head and a well, it s over now so quit crying about it.Did she Get over it, that is Well, you be the judge In this story, Gretel is all grown up and working as a detective Well, she would if she could get the work Remember Gretel Yes, THAT Gretel She of the woods walk and bread crumb trail The girl who survived nearly being eaten by a witch That one Did you ever wonder what happened to her After all, psychotherapy isn t a big deal in 18th century Bavaria You got a smack upside the head and a well, it s over now so quit crying about it.Did she Get over it, that is Well, you be the judge In this story, Gretel is all grown up and working as a detective Well, she would if she could get the work Seems the town s police force and King s Guard get all the juicy stuff.She is left with cats More specifically, missing cats If she had her way, the cats would remain missing, but their owner hasmoney than sense to Gretel s way of thinking The money for all of Gretel s fine undersized fashions, including her Timmy Chew shoes, has to come from somewhere Not to mention having to pay the enormous tavern tab and the cigar bills for her brother Hans.Gretel has no idea what she is getting into when she happily and hastily removes the client s money from her hand What follows takes her into and out of prison, endangers her life at the hands of a skanky and amorous troll, and puts her into embarrassing positions usually in front of one of the dreamiest men she has ever seen.Ms Brackston s first book in her A Brothers Grimm Mystery series is certainly a tribute to the genre Very much like Jasper Fforde s Nursery Crimes series, but with a twist all her own in hers, the Grimm brothers characters come to life and come of age and not in any fairy tale way either I love how Hansel and Gretel have evolved, and how their own particular hang ups have shaped their lives The author s writing is so much fun I love how she has put this book together In one scene, Gretel is hanging from a gargoyle, and she looks down to see handsome Ferdinand She fervently believes that he has come racing to save her But as the conversation continues, she is crestfallen at his words Then her crest was fallen further Later, her crest was now completely fallen Writing like that laugh out loud humor really made this book worth every word.If you re looking for a fun mystery, this is definitely it This book was a great mix of humor and grim pun intended antics as Gretel yes, that Gretel solves her latest crime mystery Set in a small European country, various fairy tale characters including her brother, Hans, appear when the reader least expects them This book was such fun to read and was full of unexpected events that lead the reader through many surprises. Once Upon A Crime is the second in P J Brackston s new dark comedic crime drama series, a prequel to book one, Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints Her twisting, turning, nail biting storyline is once again a mix of ribald and gallows humor that features idyllic fairytale settings with a definite sinister side, interspersed with a melding of Sherlock and Pink Panther crime solving Her stars, the irrepressible, ber curvaceous, self serving Gretel and her humble, addled big brother si Once Upon A Crime is the second in P J Brackston s new dark comedic crime drama series, a prequel to book one, Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints Her twisting, turning, nail biting storyline is once again a mix of ribald and gallows humor that features idyllic fairytale settings with a definite sinister side, interspersed with a melding of Sherlock and Pink Panther crime solving Her stars, the irrepressible, ber curvaceous, self serving Gretel and her humble, addled big brother sidekick rule every page as do her amazing townsfolk and fantastical co stars.I have enjoyed all the writings of Paula Brackston and am loving her new incarnation as P.J where with her unique imagination she once again leaves me in awe.Once upon a time in Bavaria, Gretel yes that Gretel lived in a village called Gesternstadt earning her keep as a private detective with her brother Hansel yes that Hansel as her befuddled assistant Her current case of the missing kitties has gotten her once again on the wrong side of the law She s trying to avoid all the kingsmen, and the machinations of the royals, all the while hoping to keep her considerable self out of trouble so she can solve the case and fill her quickly emptying coffers While executing her superior to her anyway method of sleuthing she encounters murder and mayhem leaving her withquestions than answers and she must do some quick thinking to keep herself and Hans out of the clutches of the good guys and the bad guys so she can find and return the absconded felines to their grieving owner Gesternstadt, Bayern,Katzendame Floribunda, hei geliebt von ihrer Besitzerin Frau Habsburg, ist verschwunden In ihrer Verzweiflung engagiert Frau Habsburg eine Detektivin Ihr Name Gretel Ja DIE Gretel Da Gretel nicht nur gegen ihr bergewicht, sondern auch gegen st ndige Geldnot k mpfen und ihren alkoholkranken Bruder H nsel versorgen muss, nimmt sie den Auftrag an, obwohl sie Katzen hasst Doch bei ihren Ermittlungen st t sie bald auf eine gro angelegte Verschw rung und eine erste Leiche I wanted to like the book , just based on the premise Unfortunately, Gretel mostly made me think of MC Beaton s Agatha Raisin Both Gretel and Agatha just aggravate me, instead of being amusing I felt the story spent a lottime focusing on Gretel s beauty treatments and her efforts to acquire money than on the original catnapping she was hired to solve But, I know a lot of people like Agatha, so they d probably like Gretel. I m glad I gave this series another try Although excited about the concept, I was a bit let down in the first book HOWEVER, Gretel Yes, that Gretel didn t disappoint this time More hijinks, murder, Hans , and colorful characters all wildly entertaining and carrying the fairy tale connection made for a delightful story Cat lovers beware not only are felines in mortal danger, but Gretel doesn t shy in her disgust one bit