Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Digital Collection


By Elizabeth C. Bunce

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This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around May 7, 2024. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Perfect for fans of Enola Holmes and Agatha Christie: an amateur detective obsessed with crime scene analysis investigates her sleepy village town in the Edgar Award-Winning series, now available for the first time in a complete paperback gift set! ​

This highly acclaimed, Edgar Award-winning series features twelve-year-old Myrtle Hardcastle, Amateur Detective, who 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 keeps abreast of the latest developments in crime scene analysis and Observes her neighbors in the quiet village of Swinburne, England (often to their chagrin). In this complete paperback set, Myrtle, her governess, and her precocious cat Peony take on swindlers, murderers, and the occasional ghost, earning Myrtle a place among the most daring amateur detectives of her time.

Join Myrtle as she puts her sparkling wit and nose for murder to the test in five thrilling investigations:
  • Premeditated Myrtle
  • How To Get Away With Myrtle
  • Cold-Blooded Myrtle
  • In Myrtle Peril
  • Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity

  • 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)

On Sale
May 7, 2024
Page Count
1856 pages

Elizabeth C. Bunce

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

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