|Appearances:||The Fairy-Tale Detectives|
The Unusual Suspects
Once Upon a Crime
The Everafter War
Ms. Minerva Smirt is Daphne's and Sabrina's caseworker. She always places the girls with bad foster families and calls them by the wrong name. It was at first unknown if she does this on purpose or out of ignorance, although as the series goes on it is clear Smirt truly wants nothing but the worst for the Sisters Grimm. Smirt is gotten rid of for good in the seventh book, after Sabrina's mother, Veronica Grimm, threatens the caseworker to stay away from her children. It is presumed she got fired from her job after returning to New York, since Daphne and Puck revealed the secret of Everafters to her and Daphne concludes that if Smirt were to tell anyone what she knew, she'd be considered insane and lose her job. She is a cold and mean woman, but in the second book, it is proven from the book Finding Mr. Right that she carries, Smirt is lonely and wishes for a man in her life.
Book 1: The Fairy Tale Detectives
Smirt is introduced on the train that is taking Sabrina and Daphne to Relda Grimm. She clearly disliked the girls and hoped that it would be the last time seeing them.
Book 2: The Unusual Suspects
In book two, Smirt came to the Grimm house to take Sabrina and Daphne away from Granny Relda, because the two girls were not going to school. Relda did not mean to break the law; in fact, she pushed the girls to go to school but Sabrina and Daphne wanted to stay in the house to research hints to wake up their parents (usually by feigning illness). Elvis the dog pounced on Ms. Smirt, and the family agreed only to get Elvis off in Smirt did not take them away and simply take them to school. Smirt agreed and took them to Ferryport Landing Elementary, where she flirted with the school counselor, Mr. Sheepshank (Rumplestiltskin in disguise). Sabrina saw that Smirt carried the book Finding Mr. Right, and realized that Smirt was a lonely woman.
Book 4: Once Upon a Crime
Ms. Smirt appears in Chapter 8, when Sabrina and Daphne are taken away from Relda. Ms. Smirt sends them to live with a former serial killer, much to Sabrina an Daphne's dismay.