When Hazel Wong’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel’s family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didn’t expect: there’s a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn’t just the detective. She’s been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel’s name – before it’s too late . . .
A Spoonful of Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
Author: Robin Stevens
Published: 8th February 2018
Cover by Nina Tara.
- A Spoonful of Murder reviewed in the New Statesman - 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 […]
- A Spoonful of Murder in the Guardian! - A Spoonful of Murder has been included in Imogen Russell Williams’ Guardian round-up of the best new children’s books this month! She says … Capable girls also battle patriarchal values in Robin Stevens’s A Spoonful of Murder (Puffin), the latest in the bestselling series starring 1930s schoolgirl detectives Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells. This instalment, […]
- A Spoonful of Murder has been reviewed in the Telegraph! - The Telegraph has given A Spoonful of Murder the most amazing review! Emily Bearn says ‘Stevens’s success owes much to her ability, like Agatha Christie, to turn even the grimmest murder into a nostalgic comfort read … This is that rare thing: a series that gets better with each book.’ I am so proud – […]
- A Spoonful of Murder – The Bookseller Review - A Spoonful of Murder isn’t out until February 8th 2018 (which is actually less than 4 months away now!), but last week it was given its first review by the publishing magazine The Bookseller. And it’s a really wonderful one! Fiona Noble says ‘Stevens’ writing and plotting is sharper than ever’, and she comments on […]