After her debut novel, ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME was voted the 2014 Carnegie Medal shadowing groups’ favourite Julie Berry returns with an outrageous plot of villainy starring seven brilliant young girls.
At Prickwillow Place, Disgraceful Mary Jane, Smooth Kitty and their fellow students are keeping a deadly secret. When the headmistress of St Etheldreda’s School for Young Ladies drops dead at Sunday dinner, her seven pupils agree on a clever scheme: to bury their teacher in the vegetable garden, dress up Stout Alice in her place, and educate themselves. This is tricky enough in a small Victorian community, but when the girls deduce that their teacher was poisoned – (it was the veal!) – they realise there is also a murderer on the prowl… An outrageous plot of mysterious happenings, farce and friendship.
As charming, clever and surprising as its heroines – Wall Street Journal
Brilliantly done and very entertaining – Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry is available wherever scandalous books are sold: