​​​​​​I'm Fleur Bradley, and I write mysteries. Look for my brand-new middle-grade (spooky) mystery Daybreak on Raven Island in August 2022, and my (spooky) middle-grade mystery Midnight at the Barclay Hotel, in paperback now..! Midnight at the Barclay Hotel won the Colorado Book Award in the Juvenile Category, and is also a finalist for the Agatha Awards, the Anthony Awards, and the Reading the West Book Award. 

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel really started with my love for mysteries, a love that was born long ago when I was about JJ, Penny and Emma’s age. I was a very avid reader, but without a YA section (there wasn’t one at the time), I moved from kids’ books to the grown-up section pretty quickly. At the recommendation of a librarian, I read The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie, and I’ve been hooked on mysteries ever since.

I wanted to write a mystery for kids that has some of the same ingredients of Agatha Christie’s books: a good mystery, several suspects, and an interesting, closed-off setting. After visiting the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park (of the famous The Shining movie), I knew I had all the ingredients for a fun—and spooky—mystery for kids.

I’m really proud of this book, and hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! 

Fleur Bradley

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Represented by Laurel Symonds at the Bent Agency.

Praise For Fleur BRADLEY's Books

Contact Fleur: fleurbradley25@gmail.com

Mystery author & Speaker

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel is on NPR's Best of 2020 Books List..!!


"My kind of mystery!  Quirky, fast paced, and full of fun!” 
Chris Grabenstein, multi-award winning author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, on Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.


“A madcap mystery that I couldn’t put down!” –Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, New York Times bestselling author of The Book Scavenger series on Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.


“Agatha Christie references abound, and the hotel setting shines. A quirky, kid-friendly introduction to the murder mystery.” –Kirkus Reviews on Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.


"The characters are relatable, the writing is terrific, and the story is compelling. Fun illustrations by Xavier Bonet will help kids, even reluctant readers, stick with it. This is a winner." -5 stars from San Francisco Book Review


"Bradley combines history, familiar Washington, D.C. landmarks, dangerous obstacles, and a witty voice in this brisk, satisfying novel."
The Horn Book, about Double Vision: Code Name 711

“Ingenious. Bradley cleverly weaves adventure and history throughout this fast-paced book. A must read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers.” 
School Library Journal, about Double Vision: Code Name 711


“A cool caper with great Washington D.C. locations. The perfect page-turner for reluctant readers.”
Dan Gutman, New York Times bestselling author of The Genius Files


Where To Find Me

 

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I am now booking events for 2022, both in-person and virtual. For author visits, look on my author visit page.


Feb. 2, 2022:

World Read Aloud Day 

(virtual)


​Feb. 3, 2022, 6 PM MST

Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, CO

in conversation with MG author Heather Sappenfield; signing Midnight at the Barclay Hotel (in person)


Feb. 10-11, 2022

CCIRA, Littleton, CO

SCBWI panel - Feb 10 at 11 AM

SCBWI table in conference hall - Feb 11 at 12 PM (in person)

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May 13, 2022:

StokerCon2022 Librarians' Day 

Denver, CO (in person)


Aug. 24, 2022:

Launch for Daybreak on Raven Island..!

cool events TBA...