In Myrtle Peril (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 4) (Hardcover)

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An Edgar® Award Winning Series

A cold case. A missing heiress. And a murder in plain sight. But . . . where is the body?

When a mysterious girl attempts to stake her claim to the Snowcroft family fortune, Myrtle Hardcastle’s father, a lawyer, is asked to help prove—or disprove—the girl’s identity. Is she truly Ethel Snowcroft, believed to be lost at sea with her parents, or is she a con artist chasing a windfall? Myrtle is enthralled by the case, but Mr. Hardcastle’s investigation takes a detour when he’s hospitalized for a tonsillectomy—and then witnesses a murder. Or does he?

​With Mr. Hardcastle incapacitated and possibly hallucinating, Myrtle must step into the breach, and find the murder victim and the real Miss Snowcroft before the killer comes after her father.

With stakes this high, sleuthing puts Myrtle, her family, and the patients and staff of the hospital all In Myrtle Peril.

About the Author


Elizabeth C. Bunce grew up on a steady diet of Sherlock Holmes, Trixie Belden, and Quincy, M.E., and always played the lead prosecutor in mock trial. She has never had a governess, and no one has ever accused her of being irrepressible, but a teacher did once call her “argumentative”—which was entirely untrue, and she can prove it. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and their cats. You can find her online at elizabethcbunce.com.

Praise For…


Silver Falchion Award Winner, Juvenile/YA
Anthony Award Finalist
Agatha Award Finalist


“Another thrilling mystery from our young Victorian sleuth…Enthusiastically, chaotically delightful.”

Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616209216
ISBN-10: 1616209216
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery