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).


"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. Be prepared to laugh out loud at the comedy, gasp at the murder mystery, and have a thoroughly great time!"--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

"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 . . . a fast-paced mix of marriage plot and manor-house murder mystery with something for everyone: a scintillating romance, an intricate puzzle to solve, and layers of snarky, pointed wit that would make Austen proud. 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

"In Seales' tongue-in-cheek Regency murder mystery, [the]character types are endearingly familiar to anyone who has ever read a Jane Austen novel, and the dialogue crackles with wit, outrage, subtext, and pluck. The result is a deliciously dark delve into a world that seems genteel on the surface and teems with sex and violence and greed just underneath--not so unlike Austen's but with a morbid, rather than domestic, bent. Irreverent, satirical, and oh so much fun!"--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[An] exceptional debut . . . The intricate plot races along at a sprightly pace, and Seales delights with her sharp humor and accomplished sense of narrative control. Jane Austen fans will be enthralled."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)