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Premeditated Myrtle

(Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries)

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Twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle has a passion for justice and a Highly Unconventional obsession with criminal science. Armed with her father’s law books and her mum’s microscope, Myrtle studies toxicology, keeps abreast of the latest developments in crime scene analysis, and Observes her neighbors in the quiet village of Swinburne, England.

When her next-door neighbor, a
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Algonquin Young Readers (first published 2020)
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♠️ TABI ♠️
Jul 03, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss, netgalley
I'm so happy to hear this author is writing new books!!
Miranda
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Myrtle Hardcastle is the inquisitive daughter of a solicitor. She spends much of her time with her governess, Miss Judson. Together they investigate the death of their neighbor which Myrtle is convinced is murder. Myrtle uses her medical knowledge from her late mother and her legal knowledge from her father to ultimately solve the case with a cast of interesting characters that range from a legal aide to a sensation writer.

I adored this book. I couldn't stop reading it. I was especially
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Bexa
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, fiction, mystery
2.5 stars.

Myrtle is a young girl that works very hard at being unladylike.

Her father is a famous prosecutor, her mother (tragically passed) was very into medicine, her governess is from the exotic foreign place of New Guinea, and so Myrtle has spent a lot of time not learning the things that proper young ladies should and instead has focused on science, police procedures, and law.

One morning she looks out her window and realizes that something is amiss at the neighbor's house, only for the
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Christine Nault
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
12 year old Myrtle is a smart, spunky character that finds and solves the mystery of her elderly neighbor's death. Because of her age and intelligence, she reminded me of the wonderful Alan Bradley series with Flavia de Luce. However, Myrtle stands on her own. I enjoyed this book and think middle school readers will enjoy this mystery as well.
Thank you Netgalley for the Advanced Reader Copy. Now I have to wait for her next one!
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Elizabeth C. Bunce is the author of the new Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery series, beginning with Premeditated Myrtle.

Her first novel, A Curse Dark as Gold, won the inaugural William C. Morris Award for a young adult debut novel and was named a Smithsonian Notable Book. Her high fantasy Thief Errant series includes the novels StarCrossed, A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best book for 2010, and
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