Brothers Grimm Mysteries8 books in series
Detective Gretel Publisher's Summary
In which a golden piglet is lost, given, received and discovered, and Gretel hits upon her most lucrative talent.
In the sleepy Bavarian town of Gesternstadt, gossip was viewed by many as a local sport, a popular hobby, a harmless pastime that showed only the depth and enduring nature of the interest of one neighbour for another. In Gretel’s opinion, however, tittle-tattle sowed the seeds of malice among the fertile soil of jealousy, often watered by the tears of its victims. So it was that upon hearing from brother Hans of the whispers concerning a young woman, a married man and a thwarted lover, Gretel is compelled to rise from her beloved day bed to set things to rights. In doing so, she not only solves the crime but begins her new life as Detective Gretel....