Julia Seales & Pamela Seales discussing and signing A Most Agreeable Murder & Jingle Bell Run

Monday, November 20, 2023 - 7:00pm
161 Lexington Green Cir
Lexington, KY 40503

Julia Seales & Pamela Seales discussing and signing A Most Agreeable Murder & Jingle Bell Run

Monday, November 20 at 7pm ET 

Location: Joseph-Beth Lexington

Join us for Julia Seales & Pamela Seales discussing and signing A Most Agreeable Murder & Jingle Bell Run. Optional RSVP is below, but not required to attend the event.


A Most Agreeable Murder by Julia Seales

When a wealthy bachelor drops dead at a ball, a young lady takes on the decidedly improper role of detective in this action-packed debut comedy of manners and murder.

Feisty, passionate Beatrice Steele has never fit the definition of a true lady, according to the strict code of conduct that reigns in Swampshire, her small English township—she is terrible at needlework, has absolutely no musical ability, and her artwork is so bad it frightens people. Nevertheless, she lives a perfectly agreeable life with her marriage-scheming mother, prankster father, and two younger sisters— beautiful Louisa and forgettable Mary. But she harbors a dark secret: She is obsessed with the true crime cases she reads about in the newspaper. If anyone in her etiquette-obsessed community found out, she’d be deemed a morbid creep and banished from respectable society forever.

For her family’s sake, she’s vowed to put her obsession behind her. Because eligible bachelor Edmund Croaksworth is set to attend the approaching autumnal ball, and the Steele family hopes that Louisa will steal his heart. If not, Martin Grub, their disgusting cousin, will inherit the family’s estate, and they will be ruined or, even worse, forced to move to France. So Beatrice must be on her best behavior . . . which is made difficult when a disgraced yet alluring detective inexplicably shows up to the ball.

Beatrice is just holding things together when Croaksworth drops dead in the middle of a minuet. As a storm rages outside, the evening descends into a frenzy of panic, fear, and betrayal as it becomes clear they are trapped with a killer. Contending with competitive card games, tricky tonics, and Swampshire’s infamous squelch holes, Beatrice must rise above decorum and decency to pursue justice and her own desires—before anyone else is murdered.


Julia Seales is a writer and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. She earned an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, and a BA in English from Vanderbilt University. She is a lifelong Anglophile with a passion for both murder mysteries and Jane Austen. Julia is originally from Kentucky, where she learned about manners (and bourbon).



Jingle Bell Run by Pamela Seales

Sassy southerner and single mom, Kelly Jo Raymond, is stuck in a rut until one fall day when she enters a radio contest and wins a dream day with her favorite country singer. However, there’s one catch: she must run the Jingle Bell 5k. The only running Kelly Jo has ever done is to snatch the last pair of marked-down designer boots at a black Friday sale. Can Kelly Jo get into shape in time for the Jingle Bell Run? Maybe…with just a little help from her friends!


Pamela Seales lives in Kentucky with her husband and two very spoiled dogs. She teaches at the University of Kentucky, enjoys spending time with her three kids, quilts, and takes time to workout at least a couple times a week with her very loyal workout friend.


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