Cold-Blooded Myrtle

Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries Book 3

Algonquin Young Readers | October 6, 2021
ISBN 978-16162092096 | 360 pp | Grades 5-13

The latest volume in the Edgar Award-Winning Series!
Coming October 5, 2021


Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective—is back on the case, solving a string of bizarre murders in her hometown of Swinburne…

When the proprietor of Leighton’s Mercantile is found dead the morning his annual Christmas shop display is to be unveiled, it’s clear a killer has revenge in mind. But who would want to murder the local dry-goods merchant? Perhaps someone who remembers the mysterious scandal that destroyed his career as a professor of archaeology. When the killer strikes again, ­­­each time manipulating the figures in the display to foretell the crime, Myrtle finds herself racing to uncover the long-buried facts of a cold case—and the motivations of a modern murderer.