Put on your rain gear and head to the bookstore to pick up the latest whimsical tales of hotels that ensnare its employees, star-crossed lovers blended with Chinese mythology, murder and secrets, explorations of female friendships, dark fantasies full of vampires, and a queer ode to Legally Blonde. There’s a little something for everyone in this batch of new Young Adult releases this month, and we can’t wait for you to read them!
The next Jane Austen Murder Mystery is upon us, and even if you’ve never read Sense and Sensibility, this twist on a classic will keep you on the edge of your seat. When Elinor and Marianne’s father is murdered and leaves everything to their half-brother in his will, the two team up to solve the mystery of who killed their father. Perfect for fans of Jane Austen and murder mysteries, this next installment in the series is a fantastic exploration of what it means to be a woman in a man’s world.
When eighteen-year-old aspiring scientist Elinor Dashwood discovers her beloved father slumped over the desk of his office study, she knows his death means dire straits for the Dashwood women. To make matters worse, an outdated will entails his estate—including Norland & Company, the private investigation firm where her younger sister Marianne worked as her father’s partner and protégé—to their half-brother and his haughty wife, who waste no time in forcing the Dashwoods out of their home and into a cramped apartment on London’s Barton Street.
But before they go, the Dashwood sisters make a startling discovery: a suspicious substance in their father’s teacup—one that can only be described as poison. And poison, as Marianne’s father taught her, always points to murder.
It could be dangerous; it could ruin their reputations; and most importantly, it won’t bring back their father. But if the Dashwood sisters can combine their talents and bring their father’s murderer to justice, it may bring them all some comfort—and it might even lead to love.
“Pride and Premeditation is a romantic and entertaining page-turner, sure to delight readers of any genre.” —Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series