Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 5)

by Elizabeth C. Bunce

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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...
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Published By Algonquin Young Readers

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 368

Publication Date 10/24/2023

ISBN 9781643753140

Dimensions 5.85 inches x 8.5 inches

* 2024 Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee *
* 2024 Agatha Award Nominee *

"I wish I could give this book 10 stars."

— Luminous Libro

"Fans of classic mysteries by Agatha Christie. . .will adore this deep dive into mysterious happenings, suspicious will changes, and moldering, remote estates."

— YA Books Central

"Great addition to the Myrtle series."

— Confessions of a YA Reader

"This book was absolutely wonderful . . . I absolutely recommend the Myrtle Hardcastle series to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, with wonderful characters!"

— Just Another Teen Reading

Praise for the Edgar® Award-Winning Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries:

“Another thrilling mystery from our young Victorian sleuth... Enthusiastically, chaotically delightful.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review (In Myrtle Peril)

“Comical footnotes pepper the text, adding wit to prose which is already dryly funny. Clues abound, giving astute readers the chance to solve the mystery along with Myrtle. Another excellent whodunit with a charming, snarky sleuth.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review (Cold-Blooded Myrtle)

"[How to Get Away with Myrtle] will delight young Sherlock Holmes aficionados. This deeply plotted sequel is an additional purchase for collections serving the most precocious readers who long for a fast-paced mystery where women shine." School Library Journal (How to Get Away with Myrtle)

"A joyful thing to behold. Set in Victorian England, this mystery gleefully overturns sexist norms and celebrates independent women of intellect, with Myrtle Hardcastle leading the charge." Booklist, starred review (Premeditated Myrtle)