Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Weird Sisters

Olga Wojtas

Olga Wojtas is an unconventional – and very witty – writer of postmodern crime fiction whose surrealist humour has been compared to the likes of PG Wodehouse, Jasper Fforde and the Marx Brothers. Her debut novel, Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden Samovar, has been published in the UK and US to great critical acclaim – being longlisted for the inaugural Comedy Women in Print Prize 2019, shortlisted for a CrimeFest Award, and named as one of the best mysteries and thrillers of the year by Kirkus.

A journalist for more than 30 years, Olga was Scottish editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement before she began adding creative writing to her portfolio. She won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2015 and has had numerous short stories and several novellas published. Olga’s second novel, Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace, was published in 2020.

The third book in the Miss Blaine’s Prefect series, Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Weird Sisters, was published in 2022.

She lives in Edinburgh, where she once attended James Gillespie’s High School – the model for Marcia Blaine School for Girls, which appears in Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, the novel that inspired the Miss Blaine’s Prefect series. 

Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Weird Sisters

by Olga Wojtas

  • RRP: £9.99 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781913393380
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781913393397



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Fifty-something librarian Shona is a proud former pupil of the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, but has a deep loathing for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which she thinks gives her alma mater a bad name. Impeccably educated and an accomplished martial artist, linguist and musician, Shona is selected by Marcia Blaine herself to travel back in time for a crucial mission involving Macbeth, the Weird Sisters and a black cat. Unsure which version of history she’s in, Shona tries to figure out who she’s here to save. But between playing the Fool and being turned into a mouse, things don’t always go her way. Shona’s expertise in martial arts is put to the test as family tensions rise and fingers are pointed for murder. Can Shona unravel the mystery in time to complete her mission? Never underestimate a librarian!

Praise for Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Vampire Menace

Longlist: Comedy Women in Print 2020

“I couldn’t wait to be reunited with this character. I utterly love her.” Lynne Truss

“Audacious … witty and fun.” Herald

“Smart, funny and all-round good company, wherever Shona goes, readers will eagerly follow.” Scotsman

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REVIEWS OF Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Weird Sisters

“Olga Wojtas is hilarious… I was hooked from page one … The humour and silliness in this novel are reminiscent of Terry Pratchett.” Jesse Lynn Smart

"Reminiscent of the late great Terry Pratchett … a riotous plot … a breathlessly funny page-turner … a great read, forsooth!" University of Edinburgh Journa

“Olga Wojtas’s 'Miss Blaine’s Prefect’ novels [are] among the most unashamedly enjoyable and entertaining of recent times. Imagine Doctor Who crossed with Sherlock Holmes….” Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae

“Witty and surrealistically humorous … Extremely light-hearted, funny and easy to read.” Dundee Courier, Book of the Week