"Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity" Book Launch with Local Author Elizabeth C. Bunce

A treasure hunt on a haunted Scottish estate? COUNT US IN! Local author Elizabeth C. Bunce is releasing Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity, the newest book in her Victorian middle-grade mystery series and we can’t WAIT to dive into this new adventure. We’re so excited, in fact, that we’re hosting a launch celebration for the book at the Raven on November 7 at 7 p.m! Come hang out with us to find out how Myrtle gets out of this latest scrape and to talk to Elizabeth about her writing process. How does she even think of all these great book ideas? We’ll have to wait until the book launch to find out!


About the Book

In the fifth book of the Edgar Award-winning series, Myrtle Hardcastle uncovers a string of murders during a treasure hunt on a haunted Scottish estate.

When her governess inherits an estate on a Scottish island, amateur detective Myrtle Hardcastle couldn't be more excited. Unfortunately, the ancestral castle is both run-down and haunted. Ghostly moans echo in the walls, and there are rumors of a cursed treasure lost on the island—an ancient silver brooch that may have cost the former lord his life. But who had the motive, means, and opportunity to kill him? And could this Scottish trip mean the end of Myrtle's plans to get her father and governess together?

Then Myrtle's investigation stirs a villain out of hiding. The estate’s boat is stolen, so there’s no escape from the island. Myrtle is forced to play a deadly game, hunting for the brooch with a thief breathing down her neck—someone who will stop at nothing to get the treasure, even if it means murder.


About the Author

Elizabeth C. Bunce is the Edgar Award-winning author of Premeditated Myrtle and the Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series, a three-time finalist for the Agatha Awards, and a finalist for the Edgar and Anthony Awards. She’s also penned several young adult historical fantasies, including Morris Award winner A Curse Dark as Gold. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and their cats. Read more about Elizabeth and her books at www.elizabethcbunce.com.


Event date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
809 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 5) By Elizabeth C. Bunce Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781643753140
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 24th, 2023

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

In the fifth book of the award-winning mystery series, Myrtle Hardcastle uncovers a string of murders during a treasure hunt on a haunted Scottish estate.

When her governess inherits an estate on a Scottish island, amateur detective Myrtle Hardcastle couldn't be more excited. Unfortunately, the ancestral castle is both


Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 5) By Elizabeth C. Bunce Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781523524280
Availability: In stock at our distributor’s warehouse; will be at the Raven in 3-10 bus. days! More at ravenbookstore.com/ordering-faqs
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 24th, 2023

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

In the fifth book of the award-winning mystery series, Myrtle Hardcastle uncovers a string of murders during a treasure hunt on a haunted Scottish estate.

When her governess inherits an estate on a Scottish island, amateur detective Myrtle Hardcastle couldn't be more excited. Unfortunately, the ancestral castle is both