A Most Agreeable Murder

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Random House
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5.6 X 8.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Julia Seales is a writer and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. She earned an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, and a BA in English from Vanderbilt University. She is a lifelong Anglophile with a passion for both murder mysteries and Jane Austen. Julia is originally from Kentucky, where she learned about manners (and bourbon).
"Despite its title, [A Most Agreeable Murder] is as much a parody of Regency conventions as it is a jaunty sendup of the locked-room mystery. It's with a loving hand and a gimlet eye that she guides us through one fateful evening among the ever-so-proper elite of the aptly named township of Swampshire."--The New York Times Book Review

"Without exaggerating, it's one of the funniest cozy mysteries I've ever read."--Book Riot

"Wish Bridgerton had a bit more Agatha Christie flair? That's what Julia Seales offers up with her debut."--Entertainment Weekly

"A Most Agreeable Murder begins as social satire and ascends into deadly knockabout farce. . . . There are dotty eccentrics, secret passageways, false identities, a rumored ghost, three acts' worth of delicious banter--and an irrepressible heroine born from the ashes of her own trial by fire."--The Wall Street Journal

"An utterly delightful murder mystery . . . A Most Agreeable Murder reads as if a giggly Jane Austen dipped her pen in blood. (Not too much blood, mind you; it's all quite decorous) . . . I loved every page of this very silly romp."--The Seattle Times

"A delightfully entertaining debut that kept me engrossed from the beginning right through to the satisfying end . . . Witty and clever, it's like something Agatha Christie and Jane Austen might have created were they able to collaborate, only with its own wonderfully unique spark."--India Holton, author of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels

"I adored this: a comedy of manners meets murder mystery, just as thrilling as it is gorgeous."--Sophie Irwin, author of A Lady's Guide to Fortune Hunting

"The book is an entertaining and witty tale that combines elements of Jane Austen's world with the intrigue of an Agatha Christie mystery. . . . Readers can expect a delightful blend of comedy, suspense, and the pursuit of justice. . . . [Seales] leads readers on a thrilling adventure filled with twists and turns that will keep them guessing until the very end."--Blogarama

"Absurdly entertaining, with twist upon twist upon twist, A Most Agreeable Murder is a most agreeable read! Jane Austen fans will appreciate the insightful observations as well as the wry humor that pokes fun at certain well-known characters and tropes."--Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic and Adobo

"An utter delight . . . I snorted and swooned my way through this book in record speed--it's some of the most fun I've had reading all year. Cozy mystery fans, this is a must."--Ashley Winstead, author of The Last Housewife

"Irreverent, satirical, and oh so much fun!"--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[An] exceptional debut . . . Jane Austen fans will be enthralled."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)