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Author: Julie Berry Narrator: Jayne Entwistle Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780553396010
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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers with a penchant for dark humor will relish Berry’s tongue-in-cheek murder mystery set in a late-nineteenth-century British girls’ boarding school…The pupils’ attempts to convince the public that everything is normal at the school make for some hilarious scenes, and their efforts to find the murderer result in surprising encounters with suspicious (but often quite appealing) suspects. Romance blooms in unexpected places, and danger lurks around every corner in this delightfully farcical tale, full of twists and turns.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Berry’s prose is reminiscent of the dark comedy and melodrama of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries…This is a well-researched, clever, and deliciously dark comedy with an emphasis on female empowerment.”

    School Library Journal

  • “The young ladies are charming and their problem-solving ingenious…Droll farce yields to intriguing mystery.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[A] delightfully zany scenario…Beautifully written with rich vocabulary, charming detail, spunky dialogue, and plucky heroines…a mostly sweet tale sprinkled with just a smattering of edginess and a few plot twists.”


  • “Immensely entertaining, smart, and frothy.”

    Horn Book

  • “Jayne Entwistle’s fully voiced performance highlights the humor and plot twists of this 2015 Odyssey Honor winner.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

  • “Jayne Entwistle is a wry, spirited narrator, and her scratchy, warm voice is expertly matched to this dark comedy…The language of this story is almost Victorian, but Entwistle keeps events and characters clear, and her meticulous pacing is well suited to a murder mystery…Entwistle’s range of emotions and characterizations make this piece a compelling listen.”


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, September 2014
  • Winner of the 2015 ALA Odyssey Award
  • A School Library Journal Top Pick of Summer Audiobooks

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About the Author

Julie Berry grew up in western New York as the youngest of seven children. She holds a BS in communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of the Fine Arts. She now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four sons.

About the Narrator

Jayne Entwistle is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.