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Hello! Welcome to my website. I write about murder, and I hope you enjoy it. Come in and find out more about me, my detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, and the books in the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries series. The first four books, Murder Most Unladylike, Arsenic for Tea, First Class Murder and Jolly Foul Play, are out in the UK now, and the fifth book will be released in October 2016. Murder is Bad Manners, the US edition of Murder Most Unladylike, and Poison is Not Polite, the US edition of Arsenic for Tea, are out in America now.

Latest News

  • Deal Announcement – Daisy and Hazel are taking on Poland! - Some great news for my detective duo today: we've sold Polish language rights to Murder Most Unladylike and Arsenic for Tea to Grupa MAC S.A! This is the seventh territory the books will be published in (I'm guessing at some time in 2017) - Daisy and Hazel's adventures are also on their way (or already available) in America, France, Germany, Italy, Vietnam and Taiwan. I'm so proud of my globetrotting heroines, and I hope Polish readers will love Daisy and Hazel as much as I do!
  • Poison is Not Polite – SLJ Review - Lisa Nabel from School Library Journal calls Poison is Not Polite: 'An English import with a good mystery that will keep readers’ attention, this second volume of the trilogy is strong enough to be a standalone title.'
  • Poison is Not Polite – Shelf Awareness Review - We've had a few more lovely reviews of Poison is Not Polite (the US edition of Arsenic for Tea)! The first is from Shelf Awareness, in a review called (wonderfully) The Pleasure of Cosy-Dangerous. Ali Davis writes: 'It's just a few steps from the cozy-dangerous boarding school of Harry Potter to the cozy-dangerous drawing rooms of classic British murder mysteries, via the witty, thoughtfully plotted middle-grade Wells & Wong novels... the U.S. versions retain their agreeable British flavor... Though solving the crime is always the bottom line, Stevens's books satisfyingly explore the forging of a friendship between the two girls, and quietly make the point that adulthood involves facing uncomfortable facts. Even if you're an adult fan of classic mysteries, these lightly gruesome tales are highly enjoyable bunbreak reading.'
  • Brighton presents Festivals and Fun: May Author Events - I've had a very busy and exciting May! I've visited schools from Richmond to Grantham, and festivals from Brighton to Linton. There's almost too much to share - here are just a selection of my favourite moments from May!
  • MMU Taiwan Daisy and Hazel arrive in Taiwan - I had a very special delivery today: the Taiwanese edition of my first book, Murder Most Unladylike! It's the second foreign language edition that I've seen and the first to be written in a language that I can't read a word of. Daisy and Hazel have travelled completely beyond me - it's a magnificent and bewildering feeling.