I’m delighted that Amanda Craig at the New Statesman has included A Spoonful of Murder in her Easter children’s books round-up! She says:
For younger readers of nine-plus, Robin Stevens’s A Spoonful of Murder carries her Murder Most Unladylike mysteries (Puffin, £6.99) into new heights. When her grandfather dies our narrator, Hazel Wong, must return to Hong Kong from the English boarding school to which she has been adapting and get sleuthing on home territory. The culture shock is on best friend Daisy this time, and the life of 1930s Hong Kong multimillionaires (and their criminal counterparts) is fabulously evoked in the course of a kidnapping. The series is meticulously plotted and consistently delightful, and I can’t recommend it enough – not least in its being about friendship between an English girl and a Chinese one.
I’m so delighted that Amanda enjoyed Daisy and Hazel’s latest adventure – she’s been a wonderful supporter from the very beginning of the series!