Once Upon a Crime by P.J. Brackston

Mystery Book Club

Once Upon a Crime Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Is a crying giant a good way to start the story?
  3. What do you think of Gretel?
  4. Does it feel like it is really supposed to be 1776?
  5. Is a catnapping a good case?
  6. Were you surprised that the girl was a princess?
  7. What did you think of the lion chase?
  8. Is the troll interesting?
  9. Does Gretel’s plan to cut off her brother’s finger change your view of her?
  10. Did the murder of Bechstein get enough attention?
  11. What do you think of the cheerful torturer?
  12. Did you think that Gretel would be executed?
  13. Does it seem odd that there are fake executions on a regular basis?
  14. What do you think of Herr Peterson dying in Gretel’s garden?
  15. Did you think that Gretel was the one that removed Peterson/Muller’s fingers?
  16. Does the book have a keystone cops feel with all of the justice officials chasing Gretel?
  17. Were you surprised at the addition to the tale of a Giant?
  18. What do you think of Roland’s tale of he and Johanna?
  19. Were you surprised that Hans was an able gambler?
  20. Are you horrified by the reason that the giant wanted the cats?
  21. Were you surprised that the cats were wonderfully taken care of?
  22. What did you think of the battle at the Giant’s cave/castle?
  23. Were you upset that two of the cats didn’t make it?
  24. What did you think of the ending?
  25. Did you like the book?
  26. Was the teaser at the end enough to make you want to read the next book?
  27. Would you read more in the series?

Created by Michelle Haring


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