Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens


Hazel Wong’s friendship with Daisy has helped her to settle into boarding school life in England. She is still different – the only girl from Hong Kong – but she is accepted. Daisy is popular, lively and full of ideas. Her latest idea is to set up a detective agency with Hazel. The work they do is pretty tame until Hazel stumbles across a corpse – which then disappears. Between lessons, school bells and endless regulations Hazel and Daisy try to find the murderer. It’s exciting work but it is also scary – the murderer has to be someone at the school.

A murder mystery written in the style of Agatha Christie; this is a fun and enjoyable read. Alongside the snooping, note taking and analysis of evidence, Hazel tells the readers about her experience of coming to England and adjusting to boarding school life. Written in a light and amusing tone, there are some wonderful descriptions of society, attitudes and school life in the earlier part of the 20th century. The suspense is maintained throughout and Daisy and Hazel are interesting characters who work well together. A light and straightforward read that is thoroughly entertaining.

This is the first book in the series. Two others have been published along with a Mini Mystery. The fourth book in the series will be published on the 24th of March.

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