The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

Julie Berry

"An outrageous plot of villainy starring seven brilliant young girls"

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.

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Publication Date: 01/01/2015
ISBN Ebook: 9781848124387
ISBN Paperback: 1719

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About Julie Berry

Julie Berry grew up in western New York. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College in writing for children and young adults. She now lives in southern California with her husband and four sons. THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE, a farcical Victorian murder mystery, is Julie's latest title. ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME is Julie's first YA novel. It has earned starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, BCCB, and the Horn Book. It's been named a Junior Library Guild selection and Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults title by YALSA, and a Top Ten TAYSHAS title by the Texas Library Association. It won the Whitney Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Westchester Prize for YA, as well as Australia's Silver Inky Award. It was nominated for the Edgar Award for Young Adult Mystery, and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for fiction in the UK. It is also a Horn Book Fanfare title, a Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2013, a Boston Globe top YA for 2013, and a School Library Journal best of 2013 selection. It will be published in 14 international countries and territories. Julie is also the author of THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT and SECONDHAND CHARM and the SPLURCH ACADEMY FOR DISRUPTIVE BOYS series. Julie's works appear in audio and international versions worldwide. Follow her on or on Twitter: @julieberrybooks