This is an exciting, delightful, and unexpected surprise (as opposed to all the surprises that are expected…?): Last week I learned that Verlag Knesebeck, German publisher of the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries, is releasing Book 2, How to Get Away with Myrtle, this coming April. And along with that, they have a beautiful new cover to share with you!
And here it is!
Could that be more fabulous?! I love every millimeter of it, from the series icon, that silhouette of Myrtle on the case with her magnifier (and bootlaces!) to the steaming locomotive to the deliciously spooky color scheme to the railroad track border to the carpet bag (which, because you’ve read How to Get Away with Myrtle, you know is an important piece of evidence in the case)! But I think my very favorite bit might just be the German title.
And so you can see them together, here’s Book 1, Mord im Gewächshaus:
I feel deliriously lucky to have two such incredible sets of covers for these books–and even luckier to have new fans in Germany. My Alsatian forbears are no doubt Deeply Disappointed in me, but I don’t speak German, although I certainly enjoyed watching this blog review nonetheless! Thanks to Glimmerfee Bookshelf/Glimmerfee Bücherregal for your vlog and for sharing Myrtle with your subscribers.
Ok, don’t you just want to go to her house, drink some cocoa, and read a mystery?