#MyrtleMondays: Victorian Cookery for the Holidays

Have you started your holiday baking yet? If not, you’re already behind! With Chanukah and Advent both beginning yesterday, and American Thanksgiving last week, the Holiday Treat Season is in full swing! Let’s have a look at how our 19th century forbears celebrated in the kitchen. (more…)

#MyrtleMondays: German Cover Reveal for Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 2!

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! (more…)

#MyrtleMondays: More Myrtles on the Way!

Did you know that wealthy homeowners in the 1800s could stock their home libraries by ordering books by the foot? Well, make room on your shelf, because there will soon be almost seven full inches of Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries!

That’s right, in addition to Books 1-3, Premeditated Myrtle, How to Get Away with Myrtle, and last month’s new release Cold-Blooded Myrtle, there are at least two more new Myrtles coming your way!

Coming Fall 2022 is Myrtle Hardcastle Book 4, In Myrtle Peril, featuring a missing heiress, the mysterious fate of a ghost ship, Intriguing Laundry Technology, and an unfortunate case of tonsillitis. 

And the new news: I am thrilled to announce that my fabulous publisher, Algonquin Young Readers, has just signed on for Book 5:  Myrtle, Means, and Opportunity!

This new misadventure in Victorian criminology will take Myrtle & Co. to Scotland, thanks to an unexpected inheritance . It’s “The Money Pit” meets And Then there Were None. With foxhounds.

Here was the official announcement that went out on Friday:

Thanks to the readers, fans, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and reviewers who have made the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries such a hit! I honestly can’t think of a way I’d rather spend the next couple of years than spinning more Myrtle yarns!