Arsenic for Tea included in the Telegraph’s Easter 2015 round-up

March 29, 2015


Arsenic for Tea has been included in Lorna Bradbury’s round-up of the best books for children this Easter! Lorna says:

‘Arsenic for Tea is the second in Robin Stevens’s Wells and Wong mystery series, a feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo in which our two girl detectives, the alpha female Daisy Wells and her more sensitive sidekick Hazel Wong, newly arrived in England from Hong Kong, have a murder to solve. The first mystery was set in their boarding school, Deepdean, and involved the death of a teacher; the story this time has been transposed to Daisy’s country pile during the Easter holidays, and it is not a teacher but the flirtatious poseur Mr Curtis who is at the centre of the plot. Stevens has upped her game in this new volume: her cast of suspects is more distinct and fleshed out, and the girl detectives have properly come into their own as living, breathing characters.’

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