Once Upon a Crime (Brothers Grimm Mystery, #1) by P.J. BrackstonFrom New York Times bestselling author P. J. Brackston comes the prequel to Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints, the new novel in the rollicking series featuring Gretel, all grown up and working as a private investigator in 18th century Bavaria.
Gretel (yes, that Gretel) is now 35, very large, still living with her brother Hans, and working as a private investigator. The small, sleepy town of Gesternstadt is shaken to its pretty foundations when the workshop of the local cart maker is burnt to the ground, and a body is discovered in the ashes. It is Gretel who notices that the cadaver is missing a finger.
At first, she does not see this as significant, as her mind is fully focused on a new case. Not that she wouldn’t far rather be investigating an intriguing murder, but her client is willing to pay over the odds, so she must content herself with trying to trace three missing cats. It is not until she is further into her investigations that she realizes the two events are inextricably and dangerously connected, and that the mystery of the missing cats will lead her into perilous situations and frightening company.
Very soon Gretel finds herself accused of kidnapping Princess Charlotte, twice locked up in the cells at the Summer Schloss, repelling the advances of an amorous troll, strapped to a rack in Herr Schmerz’s torture chamber, and fleeing a murder charge. With dubious help from her brother (whose scant wits are habitually addled by drink), she must prove her innocence, solve the puzzle of the unidentified corpse, and find the stolen cats before they meet a grisly end.
Castle S04E17 - Once Upon a Crime
While Martha puts the finishing touches on a one-woman play that embellishes hers and her son's life and success to Castle's great consternation, Beckett and Castle investigate a series of murders where the crime scenes were staged to look like Grimm's fairy tales and the victims each dressed up like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. Marcus: So you actually gave birth to your son while on the Metro? Dramatic license applies to writing. Marcus: Mr. Just being in this office is a dream come true. Martha: We just felt that this room had the best creative ju-ju. Castle: Oh, it does, it does.
Castle E17 of About Episode Guide. Summary Beckett and Castle investigate the murders of two women who were found dressed as fairy-tale characters. They discover both victims had recently withdrawn identical amounts of money from their bank accounts - and then learn whoever killed them also ordered a third costume. Meanwhile, Castle helps Martha prepare for the debut performance of her one-woman play. Det Kate Beckett Stana Katic. Martha Rodgers Susan Sullivan.
Once Upon a Crime is the seventeenth episode of the fourth season of Castle. When a woman dressed as Red Riding Hood is found dead in the woods with claw marks covering her body, and soon after a murdered Snow White is discovered with a poisoned apple in her hand, Castle and Beckett find themselves on a Grimm hunt to catch a fairytale killer before he kills again. Our story opens in an arboreal atmosphere, and flickering between the trees is a highly visible, instantly recognizable, figure - Little Red Riding Hood, in full garb. Tragically, our plucky heroine is about to be plucked, and her flight ends in a slash and a scream. A tale of near equal horror, at least from Rick Castle 's perspective, is unfolding in his own office - Martha is dictating her memoirs, with enough dramatic license to hunt down and render extinct any hope of realism.
Sign in. Watch now. Title: Once Upon a Crime 27 Feb One by one, successful career women, in party costumes from the same shop, are poisoned and staged murdered in ways, to fit the Grimm fairy tail characters of Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, except that the last survives. They also each withdrew the same cash amount, apparently blackmailed for a hit-and-run they committed as college mates. Written by KGF Vissers. The creator and cast shared their feelings on the big night and the power of love.