​​​​I'm Fleur Bradley, and I write mysteries. Look for my story The Perfect Alibi in the MWA anthology Super Puzzletastic Mysteries, and my new (spooky) middle-grade mystery Midnight at the Barclay Hotel , out now!

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.

What made the journey even better was the passion from my editor and everyone at Viking Children’s to make the book the best it could be, and the illustrations from Xavier Bonet, which really brought the story to life. I’m really proud of this book, and hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! 

Praise For Fleur BRADLEY's Books

Mystery author & Speaker

Fleur Bradley

Contact Fleur: fleurbradley25@gmail.com

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Represented by Laurel Symonds at the Bent Agency.

NEWS: 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


“Lincoln Baker is an awesome main character: savvy, funny, and like a young James Bond!"
Jack D. Ferraiolo, Edgar Award winning author of The Quick Fix

“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 2021. For Zoom author visits, look on my author visit page.


​Dec. 31st, 7 PM MST: NYE MG Murder Mystery Party (virtual)

Hosted by Second Star to the Right Bookstore


Feb 3, 2021: World Read Aloud Day 

​Virtual author visits


Feb. 9, 2021: Book Launch w/ Donna Galanti, virtual.

Hosted by Doylestown Books


Feb. 12, 2021: CCIRA (virtual)

Speaker: Reaching the Reluctant Reader


Feb. 17, 2021, 10 AM MST

SinC Fort Collins Book Club reads Midnight at the Barclay Hotel