THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
‘This is that rare thing – a series that gets better with each book’ Telegraph
It’s Agatha Christie meets Malory Towers – and every bit as great as that sounds. Picnics, hi-jinks and jolly evil crimes. At Deepdean School for Girls, the game is afoot. (As the great Sherlock Holmes might say.) Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells have started a detective agency, and they’re waaaay busy. Yup: their cosy little world is a veritable hotbed of iniquity and crime. The cases keep coming in: dead teachers, poisoned party guests and the strange case of Lavinia’s missing tie. (Though they’re not sure if that counts.) Can the girls stay bezzies and stay sane with so much evil about?
The fabulously festive fifth Murder Most Unladylike mystery.
It’s Christmas, and the snow is falling in Cambridge, where the detective duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the festive period.
But Hazel’s hopes of relaxing amongst the beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms are dashed by the danger lurking in the dark stairwells of Maudlin College.
Two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident.
At least, it appears to be an accident – until the Detective Society look a little closer, and realise a murder has taken place.
Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer (in time for Christmas Day, of course).
‘A superb puzzle . . . Splendidly seasonal’ Metro
Ages: 9 to 12 years
Paperback: 368 pages
Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm