A Most Agreeable Murder A Most Agreeable Murder

A Most Agreeable Murder

A Novel

    • 3.8 • 110 Ratings
    • $13.99
    • $13.99

Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A delightful cocktail that mixes elements of the Bridgerton series, Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple mysteries . . . The payoff is a wealth of wit, hilarity and suspense.”—People (Book of the Week)

When a wealthy bachelor drops dead at a ball, a young lady takes on the decidedly improper role of detective in this action-packed debut comedy of manners and murder.


A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

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. But she harbors a dark secret: She is obsessed with true crime. If anyone in her etiquette-obsessed community found out, she’d be deemed a morbid creep and banished from respectable society forever.

For her family’s sake, she’s vowed to put her obsession behind her. Eligible bachelor Edmund Croaksworth is set to attend the approaching autumnal ball, and the Steele family hopes that younger daughter Louisa will steal his heart. So Beatrice must be on her best behavior—a difficult challenge 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 that the guests are trapped with a killer. Contending with competitive card games, tricky tonics, and Swampshire’s infamous squelch holes, Beatrice must rise above decorum and decency to pursue justice and her own desires—before anyone else is murdered.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2023
June 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3
MB

Customer Reviews

Leenyranger ,

Enjoyed!

Easy read, quirky and intriguing!

lmdrose ,

Enjoyable

I enjoyed the mystery with its twists and the time period. It held my interest. I could picture this as a movie on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Recommend this book. Good read.

Theblujay ,

Proper nod to Austen & Christie

Loved this fun escapist story set in the regency era of etiquette and propriety, with its quirky characters longing to break the rules. Great summer read!

More Books Like This

Death at Bishop's Keep Death at Bishop's Keep
1998
Silence in Hanover Close Silence in Hanover Close
2011
Calamity Under the Chandelier Calamity Under the Chandelier
2020
A Twist in Time A Twist in Time
2017
Naked Came the Phoenix Naked Came the Phoenix
2010
Death With Reservations Death With Reservations
2016

More Books by Julia Seales

Un crimen con clase Un crimen con clase
2023
Ένας πολύ ευχάριστος φόνος Ένας πολύ ευχάριστος φόνος
2024

Customers Also Bought

The Body in the Garden The Body in the Garden
2020
Silence in the Library Silence in the Library
2021
Death at the Manor Death at the Manor
2022
A Useful Woman A Useful Woman
2016
And Dangerous to Know And Dangerous to Know
2019
The Secret of the Lost Pearls The Secret of the Lost Pearls
2022