Carousel review of Murder Most Unladylike

March 30, 2015


Carousel magazine has reviewed Murder Most Unladylike!

‘When Hazel Wong left Hong Kong for Deepdean School for Girls for the perfect English education, she never expected to be playing Watson to another pupil’s Sherlock Holmes. Her best friend, Daisy Wells, becomes President of the secret ‘Wells and Wong Detective Society’ and makes Hazel secretary. Unexpectedly, the society is suddenly catapulted from investigating missing ties to uncovering murder, deception and blackmail, Their first big case starts with the unexpected discovery of Miss Bell’s dead body which then mysteriously disappears. Luckily, Hazel’s clues and deductions are just as vital as the more charismatic Daisy’s assumptions and speculations in helping the two girls uncover the trail of a murderer at Deepdean. Set in 1934, this boarding school detective story is exciting and enthralling, but also full of public school eccentricities and period charm. Robin Stevens could well be a new Agatha Christie for young readers.’

– Benjamin Scott, Carousel.

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