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None of the girls really cared for the headmistress Mrs. Plackett,
or her brother. When both die in the middle of dinner, the girls bury
them in the vegetable garden and run the school themselves. Each girl
uses her skills to help keep the school going in 1890, England, but
it's not easy. Mrs. Plackett might not have been well liked, but she
was popular. Part mystery, part hilarious farce, this is a
deliciously wicked read!
There's a murderer on the loose but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce.
The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong.
Julie Berry's "The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place" is a smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings.