The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray

The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray


A Tim Burtonesque retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray aimed at Middle Graders.

The most peculiar things always happen to Bryony Gray. As if it isn’t bad enough that her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for his
rich clients, she’s becoming rather well known in the art world… since all her customers seem to go missing.

When her newest painting escapes the canvas and rampages through the streets of London, Bryony digs into her family history, discovering some rather scandalous secrets her uncle has been keeping, including a deadly curse she’s inherited from her missing father. It turns out, Bryony has accidentally unleashed the Gray family curse, and it’s spreading fast.

With a little help from the strange-but-beautiful girl next door and her paranoid brother, Bryony sets out to break the curse, dodging bloodthirsty paintings, angry mobs and her wicked uncle along the way.

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  • Devann

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalleySo I would classify this more as a 'middle grade sequel' to the Picture of Dorian Gray [a truly hilarious sentence when you stop to think about it] ra...

  • Ivonne Rovira

    Psst! The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray proves a book in which it would be much too easy to say too much. Orphaned Bryony lives with her weak Uncle Bernard and his domineering, social-cl...

  • Laura

    When I was in London, a number of years ago, I got turned around on Oxford Street. Oxford Street is a broad, straight road, in the center of London, well known for its shops. It was originally a Roman...

  • B.A. Williamson

    What a fantastic and wonderful read. Bryony Gray is a spirited girl in Victorian England. Her Aunt and Uncle keep her locked in the attic, where she's forced to paint portraits for the London gentry. ...

  • Ms. Yingling

    Copy provided by the publisherBryony Gray's mother is dead, and her father is probably as well, so she has been kept in the attic by her aunt and uncle, and forced to use her considerable artistic tal...

  • Marzie

    This book, targeted to the Middle-Grade reader, is an imaginative spin-off from Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Dorian Gray. It's a clever enough idea but research issues and anachronisms kind of tanked...

  • Chazzi

    Thirteen Bryony Gray has an exceptional talent for one her age - she can paint incredible portraits of people. Incredibly life-like!She is being raised by her aunt and uncle, who know of this talent a...

  • Jill Jemmett

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favourite Victorian novels. This is a great sequel to the story.This story had great pacing. Bryony’s paintings began to come to life right at the beginning. ...

  • Valerie

    In this creepy and thoroughly enjoyable romp through London, Bryony Gray, a young artist contends with misbehaving mirrors, murderous paintings, and a wicked uncle. Along with the intriguing siblings ...

  • Amelinda Bérubé

    Stylish, gothic, and occasionally terrifying, with a prickly, vulnerable heroine and some delightfully scary monsters. A great book to read under the covers with a flashlight. And - confession time - ...