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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

  • Jolly Foul Play reviewed in the Spectator - The Spectator has reviewed Jolly Foul Play! 'It’s Agatha Christie for nine-year-olds with psychological insight from our Chinese heroine. Again, there’s a murder at Deepdean School, where no sensible parent should ever leave a child ... I’m told by my child reviewer that the plot is ‘realistic’. Golly!'
  • Daunt window A very Mysterious launch! - Last night, Daunt's in Cheapside were kind enough to host the launch of the crime anthology I'm part of, Mystery & Mayhem. It features 12 authors and 12 (absolutely brilliant) original crime short stories for ages 8-12 (and up), and yesterday we managed to gather a third of the Crime Club, their families and friends into one space for one very fun evening. Huge thanks to my partner in crime Katherine Woodfine, and Egmont's Maggie Eckel, for helping with the preparation, and to fellow Crime Club members Helen Moss and Harriet Whitehorn for coming along and bringing delicious bunbreak supplies with them!
  • PINP JLG medal Junior Library Guild Selection for Poison is Not Polite! - I'm delighted to announce that Poison is Not Polite (the US edition of Arsenic for Tea) is a Junior Library Guild selection for Spring 2016, meaning that it will be appearing in JLG libraries across the USA.
  • Murder Most Unladylike Book 5 – preorder now! - Good news, Murder Most Unladylike fans! I sent the first draft of Murder Most Unladylike 5 to my editor a few weeks ago, and she's just let me know that 1) she likes it and 2) she didn't guess the murderer! I'm very relieved, and looking forward to working on edits over the next month or so. We've set a firm date for its publication, too: it will be out in the UK and Ireland on 20th October 2016. Although we're still finalising title and cover, I know that it will be red, because this is Hazel and Daisy's first Christmas adventure! And you can preorder the book now!
  • PINP Poison is Not Polite reviewed in the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books - Poison is Not Polite (the US edition of Arsenic for Tea) has had another lovely review in the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books! They say ... 'The mystery itself is solidly constructed, and the solution is both surprising and logical. Fans of the first book will find this just as rewarding, and kids on the cusp of embracing Agatha Christie will enjoy testing their deductive skills here as well.'