Friday, November 13, 2020

How to Get Away with Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce


A Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery: Book 2

The second book in the new Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series takes place on a train as Myrtle and and her governess, Miss Judson, are accompanied by the dreaded Aunt Helena (whose presence all but guarantees a horrid holiday).  So imagine Myrtle's delight when a jeweled tiara goes missing and she gets drawn into helping the insurance investigator. Her holiday is definitely looking up...until said investigator gets rather fatally silenced and now Myrtle must find not only a jewel thief but a murderer.  

When it is obvious that traditional law enforcement is woefully lacking skills and brain power, Miss Judson and Myrtle take matters into their own hands. Not an easy task when Aunt Helena is working overtime to keep Myrtle away from what she considers an unsavory pasttime for proper young ladies.

As in book one, readers will be privy to rich vocabulary and instructive (and entertaining) footnotes. Keeping one step ahead of her controlling Aunt Helena is almost as difficult as keeping one step ahead of a murderer. How to Get Away with Myrtle is another literary home run.  I highly recommend this  marvelous new middle grade mystery series.  I cannot wait to tag along on future Myrtle Hardcastle adventures!

The author, Elizabeth C. Bunce has one of the coolest websites around. You can check out other books she has written, link to her blog, and discover future author events.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of  How to Get Away with Myrtle from publisher Algonquin Young Readers through NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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