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How to Get Away with Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 2) (Paperback)

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I love the Myrtle Hardcastle murder mystery series for young readers! Elizabeth C. Bunce has done it again with How to Get Away with Myrtle, the second book in the series. A seashore vacation with Myrtle's insufferable Aunt Helena goes horribly wrong before they even arrive (a jewel heist on a train, anyone?). Myrtle and her governess, Miss Judson, get entangled despite their best efforts to steer clear. I am highly anticipating book three!

— Rachel Watkins


An Edgar Award Nominated Series

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

Myrtle Hardcastle has no desire to go on a relaxing travel excursion with her aunt Helena when there are More Important things to be done at home, like keeping close tabs on criminals and murder trials. Unfortunately, she has no say in the matter. So off Myrtle goes--with her governess, Miss Judson, and cat, Peony, in tow--on a fabulous private railway coach headed for the English seaside.

Myrtle is thrilled to make the acquaintance of Mrs. Bloom, a professional insurance investigator aboard to protect the priceless Northern Lights tiara. But before the train reaches its destination, both the tiara and Mrs. Bloom vanish. When Myrtle arrives, she and Peony discover a dead body in the baggage car. Someone has been murdered--with Aunt Helena's sewing shears.

The trip is derailed, the local police are inept, and Scotland Yard is in no rush to arrive. What's a smart, bored Young Lady of Quality stranded in a washed-up carnival town to do but follow the evidence to find out which of her fellow travelers is a thief and a murderer?
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643751887
ISBN-10: 1643751883
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 368
Language: English