Of Manners and Murder: A Dear Miss Hermione Mystery


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$26.99  $25.10
Minotaur Books
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5.14 X 8.91 X 1.06 inches | 0.82 pounds

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About the Author

ANASTASIA HASTINGS has, over a thirty-year-career, published over sixty novels in a number of different genres and under a number of names--Miss Hermione would approve. Anastasia lives outside of Cleveland with her husband, David, and her Airedale, Eliot Ness, who is a ribbon-winning show dog when he's outside and a couch potato when he's home. Of Manners and Murder is the first in the Dear Miss Hermione mystery series.


"Delightful . . . The book's thrilling denouement evokes the shocking revelations of Wilkie Collins, the social acuity of Jane Austen and the comic melodrama of Oscar Wilde."--The Wall Street Journal

"Highly recommended series debut for fans of cozy sub-genre."--Mystery Tribune

"[The] characters add to the charm of this welcome new series."--The Akron Beacon Journal, "Book Talk" column

"[A] witty series launch...Hastings imbues her endearing lead with sufficient depth to make the plot plausible. Allison Montclair readers will be eager for the sequel."--Publishers Weekly

"A series of surprising revelations leads to a shocking conclusion. The first in a series steeped in Victorian mores offers a dashing heroine and an impressive pile of red herrings."--Kirkus Reviews

"Satisfying... includes tricky plot twists and a beautifully described Victorian setting."--Booklist

"An entertaining historical mystery."--Library Journal

"The writing is crisp and witty, and the plot wonderfully intertwined with all the characters, with nothing superfluous."--Historical Novel Society

"Funny at times, this series debut is also an adventurous and thoughtful look at a time when women's lives were on the brink of change. And it's a puzzling whodunit to boot."--First Clue Newsletter

"A delightful and engrossing first entry in the Dear Miss Hermione series. With an intriguing mystery, a dash of familial turmoil, and a blossoming romance, Of Manners and Murder is great fun from start to finish. I eagerly await Miss Hermione's next escapade!"--Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames and Electra McDonnell series