#MyrtleMondays: Premeditated Myrtle is an IndieNext Pick!

Can you believe it? The Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries will be here in one month!

Today I am beyond excited to share the news that Premeditated Myrtle has been selected for IndieBound’s Fall KidsNext List!

Huge thanks to the nominating booksellers for their kind words:

“What a delightful middle grade mystery debut! I loved Elizabeth C. Bunce’s heroine, twelve-year-old Myrtle, and had so much fun reading Premeditated Myrtle. Fans of Flavia de Luce, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Harriet the Spy, and the Nancy Drew series will want to check out this new mystery series for younger readers.”

—Rachel Watkins, Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

“With the vibe of Harriet the Spy in a Victorian English village, Myrtle Hardcastle is one of my new favorite heroines. She is stubborn, determined, and highly pushy when she knows she’s right. but her true goal of finding justice for a murder no one believes happened makes her endearing and lovable and someone I’d follow on any case. Can’t wait for more!”

—Marielle Orff, Towne Book Center Wine Bar & Cafe, Collegeville, PA

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Myrtle’s crime solving shenanigans. I love that Miss Judson encourages her to be clever and curious. All kids need an adult like that in their lives. The footnotes in the book were a fun touch. I look forward to more of Myrtle’s adventures and hope that Peony continues to play an important role in this series.

—Melissa Taylor, E. Shaver Bookseller, Savannah, GA



Click on the (impossibly adorable) banner above to go to the full list. Find Premeditated Myrtle and How to Get Away with Myrtle at your local bookstore October 6! (I can’t guarantee there will be social distancing foxes, alas.)