Arsenic for Tea is The Times Children’s Book of the Week

February 22, 2015

AFT Times BOTW Sun 22 Feb 15

Arsenic for Tea was given a fantastic mention in today’s Sunday Times!

‘This is the second of Robin Stevens’s Wells & Wong mysteries. The first, Murder Most Unladylike, has just be shortlisted for the Waterstones children’s book prize for emerging authors. These Agatha-Christie-indebted tales involved detective duo Daisy Wells and her sidekick Hazel Wong, wealthy schoolgirls from England and Hong Kong. In the first book, they investigated a murder at their boarding school. This time, Daisy’s family’s stately home – a hotbed of jealousy and greed – provides a rich cast of suspects when it’s not just the cake candles that are snuffed out at a birthday tea party. Emotional conflict, logical deduction and the period setting make for an entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser.‘ – Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

AFT Times BOTW Sun 22 Feb 15

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