Brenda & Effie Mystery Series

12 primary works • 13 total works
We are in Whitby on the North East coast. It is a town with a very distinct Gothic atmosphere of foreboding and chintzy doom. Everything smells of cod and chips and the sea gulls are as big as Yorkshire terriers. For a good nine months of the year the town is steeped in thick sea mist… and that’s probably just as well.

Because this town is full of …

Book 1

Never the Bride
3.72
· 999 Ratings · 154 Reviews · published 2006 · 12 editions
Brenda has had a long and eventful life and she ha…
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Book 2

Something Borrowed
3.92
· 511 Ratings · 47 Reviews · published 2007 · 7 editions
Brenda must face her demons, but first she needs t…
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Book 3

Conjugal Rites
4.06
· 339 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 2008 · 7 editions
No matter what she tries to do, trouble has a way …
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Book 4

Hell's Belles!
3.97
· 298 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 2009 · 7 editions
Penny is running away from a life of domestic stri…
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Book 5

The Bride That Time Forgot
4.03
· 254 Ratings · 29 Reviews · published 2010 · 8 editions
An outrageous adventure with the most terrifying v…
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Book 6

Brenda and Effie Forever
4.24
· 176 Ratings · 23 Reviews · published 2012 · 7 editions
'Brenda and Effie Forever!’ is an outrageous Gothi…
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Book 7

Fellowship of Ink
3.82
· 62 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 2017 · 4 editions
Brenda is back!

It's the 1930s, and Brenda (of Bren…
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Book audio 1

The Woman In A Black Beehive
3.77
· 22 Ratings · 5 Reviews · published 2014 · 1 edition
Welcome to the mysterious town of Whitby, where al…
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Book audio 2

Bat Out Of Hull
4.00
· 16 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 2015 · 1 edition
Welcome back to Whitby! Come and join Brenda and E…
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Book audio 3

Spicy Tea and Sympathy
3.72
· 18 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 2015 · 2 editions
Brenda and Effie are drawn to a new tearoom in the…
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Book audio 4

Brenda Has Risen from the Grave
3.90
· 10 Ratings · published 2015 · 1 edition
Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax, Dinnerladies) st…
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Book anthology

A Treasury of Brenda and Effie
4.60
· 5 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 2017 · 1 edition
That night I dream about Whitby.

It’s the place th…
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Book short story

Christmassy Tales
4.67
· 9 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 2020 · 2 editions
“And so they stood together watching the extinct a…
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