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A most agreeable murder : a novel

Seales, Julia (author.).

Summary: "Feisty, passionate Beatrice Steele has never fit the definition of a true lady, according to the strict code of conduct that reigns in Swampshire, her small English township--she is terrible at needlework, has absolutely no musical ability, and her artwork is so bad it frightens people. Nevertheless, she lives a perfectly agreeable life with her marriage-scheming mother, prankster father, and two younger sisters-- beautiful Louisa and forgettable Mary. But she harbors a dark secret: She is obsessed with the true crime cases she reads about in the newspaper... For her family's sake, she's vowed to put her obsession behind her. Because eligible bachelor Edmund Croaksworth is set to attend the approaching autumnal ball, and the Steele family hopes that Louisa will steal his heart. If not, Martin Grub, their disgusting cousin, will inherit the family's estate, and they will be ruined or, even worse, forced to move to France. So Beatrice must be on her best behavior . . . which is made difficult when a disgraced yet alluring detective inexplicably shows up to the ball. Beatrice is just holding things together when Croaksworth drops dead in the middle of a minuet. As a storm rages outside, the evening descends into a frenzy of panic, fear, and betrayal as it becomes clear they are trapped with a killer."--Dust jacket flap.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593449998
  • ISBN: 0593449983
  • ISBN: 9780593449981
  • Physical Description: 338 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2023]
  • Badges:
    • Most Copies: 2 / 5.0
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0
    • Top Circs: 4 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes a reader's guide (pages 321-338) with discussion questions, recipes, and more.
Subject: Aristocracy (Social class) Fiction
Women private investigators Fiction
Sex role Fiction
Balls (Parties) Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Great Britain History Regency, 1811-1820 Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Single women Fiction
Balls (Parties) Fiction
Private investigators Fiction
Homicide Fiction
Man-woman relationship Fiction
England Social life and customs Fiction
Genre: Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Cozy mysteries.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.

Currently available copies

  • 38 out of 55 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show)
  • 4 out of 7 copies are currently available at Flint River Regional Library System. (Show)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Peachtree City Library.


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SEALES ( Send Text)
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