Elizabeth C. Bunce: The Myrtle Mysteries

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Elizabeth C. Bunce discusses Cold-Blooded Myrtle, the new novel in her Edgar-winning series of mysteries for young adults!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Amateur detective extraordinaire Myrtle Hardcastle is back for Book 3 in this Edgar Award-winning, cozy mystery series. Just as she was in Premeditated Myrtle (Book 1) and How to Get Away with Myrtle (Book 2), Myrtle is on the case again, tracking down a killer out for revenge amid the Christmas festivities in Victorian England.

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective—is back on the case, solving a string of bizarre murders in her hometown of Swinburne. 

When the proprietor of Leighton’s Mercantile is found dead on the morning his annual Christmas shop display is to be unveiled, it’s clear a killer had revenge in mind. But who would want to kill the local dry-goods merchant? Perhaps someone who remembers the mysterious scandal that destroyed his career as a professor and archaeologist. When the killer strikes again, each time manipulating the figures in the display to foretell the crime, Myrtle finds herself racing to uncover the long-buried facts of a cold case—and the motivations of a modern murderer. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elizabeth C. Bunce grew up on a steady diet of Sherlock Holmes, Trixie Belden, and Quincy, M.E., and always played the lead prosecutor in mock trial. She has never had a governess, and no one has ever accused her of being irrepressible, but a teacher did once call her "argumentative"-which was entirely untrue, and she can prove it. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and their cats. You can find her online at elizabethcbunce.com.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Premeditated Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 1) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209186
Availability: This book may arrive in time for Christmas, though we cannot guarantee it. It is too late for shipping by Christmas.
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

A 2021 Edgar® Award Winner, Best Juvenile
A BookPage Best Book of 2020: Middle Grade
A Mighty Girl's 2020 Books of the Year

Introducing Myrtle Hardcastle, your favorite new amateur detective: a wickedly smart twelve-year-old with a keen interest in criminology and a nose for murder.

Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle


How to Get Away with Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 2) Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781643751887
Availability: This book may arrive in time for Christmas, though we cannot guarantee it. It is too late for shipping by Christmas.
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

Before the train has left the station, Victorian England’s most accomplished new detective already is on a suspect’s trail, and readers will be delighted to travel along.


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Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 3) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209209
Availability: This book may arrive in time for Christmas, though we cannot guarantee it. It is too late for shipping by Christmas.
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective—is back on the case, solving a string of bizarre murders in her hometown of Swinburne and picking up right where she left off in Premeditated Myrtle and How to Get Away with Myrtle.


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