#MyrtleMondays: Release Week for Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity!

Huzzah! Five cheers for Myrtle and fans: Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 5, Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity is finally here! Come see everything going on to celebrate the big release…

First, Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity is available in all formats: hardcover, paperback, digital (e-book), and audio. So you don’t have to wait to experience Myrtle’s big Scottish adventure in your favorite medium. Folks all over (Canada! Australia!) are even letting me know it’s already in their local libraries’ collections—so place your hold and reserve your copy now.

I’ve been sending out bookplates, so check your local indie bookseller, too.

Readers are already loving Myrtle’s new mystery!

Fans of classic mysteries by Agatha Christie or Dorothy Sayers, or of modern books set during the past, like The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley or Robin Stevens’s Wells and Wong mysteries, will adore this deep dive into mysterious happenings, suspicious will changes, and moldering, remote estates. –YA Books Central

(We have some upcoming YA Books Central news—so stay tuned!)


I love everything about this. Every. Thing. Totally stealing that giant B…

And I’m thrilled to be celebrating the launch of Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity at one of my favorite local indies—The Raven Book Store in Lawrence, KS! This is a live, in person event, and no pre-registration is necessary. Just swing on by for all kinds of spooky Scottish shenanigans! (Did somebody say shortbread?!)


This week, our friends at From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle-Grade Authors have a fun new interview up! (Admire just how presciently color-coordinated ten-year-old me was for the new book. Not a kilt, alas—but those bows are *killer.*)

plans, plans, plans…

Speaking of kilts, I of course have a miniature Myrtle costume to debut for this book! The photoshoot is still in the works—and that will get its own dedicated #MyrtleMondays post next week—but here’s a sneak peek at something I’ve been working on, a brand-new character I can’t wait for you to meet, Minna the Foxhound:

The team gets a new sleuthing partner, expertly trained to sniff out red herrings…

If you’re still not feeling quite prepared, these are sure to get you ready for tomorrow’s release. Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 4, In Myrtle Peril, is now out in paperback!

And brush up on your Scots with this watchlist of some splendid Scottish film and TV, guaranteed to get you in the Caledonian spirit.

Happy reading, watching, and listening, and thanks for celebrating with me!