"A Victorian treasure filled with atmospheric mystery, humor, romance, unexpected twists, and quirky characters that would make Charles Dickens proud. Michelle Griep has penned a winner!"
Julie Klassen, bestselling, award-winning author
"Hands down, the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time! With a plot reminiscent of a mystery dinner theater, the author gathers a cast of characters you will not soon forget into an English manor where murder, mayhem, and mystery ensue. Add in a speck of romance and a sprinkle of humor, and you have a masterpiece of literary entertainment."
MaryLu Tyndall, award-winner author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series
"Fans of Victorian Era romance will swoon over 12 Days at Bleakly Manor: Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas by Michelle Griep. Her characters are mesmerizing, her writing flawlessa winning combination!"
Elizabeth Ludwig, author of A Tempting Taste of Mystery
With an intriguing nod to Dickens Bleak House, plus a setting and plot that would make Agatha Christie herself sit up and take notice, Grieps latest will be a hit with fans of Victorian mysteries. In this reverse-of-sorts And Then There Were None, the eccentric characters are layered with slowly revealed stories designed to keep readers minds whirling with the possibilities. A thread of romance runs throughout the story, accentuating but never overwhelming the plot. Best of all, perhaps, is the setting, which wraps readers in cozy warmth and simultaneously sends chills down their spines.
During the cold months, I love curling up with a hot cup of tea and a captivating read as the snow swirls around outside my window, so when I came across this historical mystery set around Christmastime, I just knew it would be the right pick to cozy up with. This mystery was the perfect reminder to appreciate the ones you love, especially around the holidays.