Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 3)

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Myrtle Hardcastle just wanted to enjoy a family amusement at the annual unveiling of Professor Leighton’s Christmas shop display. But when he turns up dead, Myrtle knows she must solve the case. All the clues point to a girl named Olive Blackwell and her strange disappearance many years before that fueled the scandal that ended Leighton’s career. But if Olive is dead, she couldn’t really be back… could she? Who would want to dredge up this ancient case? Will Myrtle be able to find the killer before they exact their full revenge?

I love all the Myrtle Hardcastle books; Myrtle is a fun, likable heroine with plenty of depth to her character! The mystery was fun and twisty, and the clues were well-placed and always kept me guessing and switching suspects. In this one, I especially loved Myrtle’s evolving relationship with her Aunt Helena and her governess, Miss Judson. I also felt that Myrtle’s emotions over this case really showed through in the narrative, which made it really interesting to read. The writing itself is fun and easy to read, making it accessible to any age group. I hope to read more about Myrtle soon!

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Author Elizabeth C. Bunce
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Algonquin Young Readers
Publish Date 05-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781616209209
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Issue February 2022
Category Tweens