Author(s): Paul Magrs
The new mystery in the Brenda & Effie series featuring the Bride of Frankenstein in Whitby Penny is running away from a life of domestic strife and into mysterious Whitby -- where she hopes to find herself. But in her quest for self-discovery, Penny may have stumbled on something far more sinister: the gateway to hell. For Whitby is no ordinary seaside resort. The quaint facade of coffee shops and tea dances conceals a magnet for dark and dangerous forces, drawing in and spewing out all kinds of monsters. And all that keeps the evil at bay are Brenda and Effie -- two very unusual old ladies. When a film crew comes to town to remake the sixties schlock horror movie Get Thee Inside Me, Satan, Brenda and Effie suspect something strange is afoot. Female lead Karla Sorenson is reprising her role and she doesn't look like she's aged a day. Surely that's not possible? Then there are the disturbing rumours surrounding the original movie -- a cult classic that is, quite literally, spell-binding. As events spool out of control, Penny's new boss Robert draws her deeper into the movie's peculiar mystery. But can it be stopped before all hell breaks loose?
'Gloriously, zanily ludicrous ... unique, idiosyncratic and unclassifiable ... a cliffhanger that promises much in store. It can't come soon enough' -- Guardian 'The combined talents of Alan Bennett, Angela Carter and The League of Gentlemen' -- Independent on Sunday 'The concept is great ... Brenda is certainly a huge, larger-than-life character' -- Financial Times
Paul Magrs 'pronounced Mars' was born in the North East of England. After seven years at the University of East Anglia teaching English Literature and Creative Writing, he now lives in Manchester and lectures part time at Manchester Metropolitan University. He devotes the rest of his time to writing and has published fiction for both adults and children.