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- Bookzone4Boys review of First Class Murder - 'In my opinion, there is one person who is well ahead of the pack in the race to be crowned queen/king of kidlit mystery writing, and that is Robin Stevens . . . Robin Stevens doesn't just write outstanding mystery stories, her writing is among the very best for middle grade readers in the UK this year. For this third book, Stevens has taken on her greatest challenge to date by setting her mystery on the Orient Express in 1935, only a year after the original release date of the great Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. However, the author has met this challenge with seemingly consummate ease, and has produced a mystery story that will keep young readers guessing until the dramatic denouement.' - Darren, Bookzone4Boys
- Guardian Website review of First Class Murder - 'I am extremely glad that I rushed out to buy this book on the day of its publication because it kept me hooked the whole way through, and although I thought I knew who the murderer was, there was a massive twist in the story that I was not expecting. I love the way that Robin Stevens has written this book, because it has short chapters which keep the action fast paced, and you never know more information than the girls, so you work out the clues at the same time that they do. . . To sum up the case for First Class Murder: I loved it and would recommend it to anyone who loves the challenge of unravelling a good mystery.' - BookieCookie, Guardian children's books site
- New Statesman review for First Class Murder - 'Robin Stevens's addictive Wells and Wong detective series introduces Hazel's Chinese Old Etonian father in First Class Murder, a rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper.' - Amanda Craig, New Statesman
- Bookseller review of First Class Murder - 'This is book three and it's a delight. Hazel and Daisy are aboard the Orient Express: cue spies, priceless jewels, a murder and seriously upgraded bunbreaks. The tone may be light, but Stevens isn't afraid to go deeper: there's once again racism towards Hong Kong-born Hazel and her father, and we very much sense the dark shadow of Hitler looming over Europe.' - Fiona Noble, the Bookseller
- Nominated for an Edgar award
Italian Edition: Assassino in Prima Classe
Daisy Wells e Hazel Wong sono in vacanza sul mitico Orient Express. Sono determinate a evitare qualunque indagine, ma dal momento in cui salgono a bordo risulta evidente che tutti i passeggeri della carrozza di prima classe hanno qualcosa da nascondere…
Translated by M.Salvi.
German Edition: Mord erster Klasse
Nach den schockierenden Morden im Internat und auf Fallingford nimmt Hazels Vater seine Tochter und ihre Freundin Daisy mit auf eine Reise im berühmten Orientexpress. Klar, dass jeder ihrer Mitreisenden in der ersten Klasse etwas zu verbergen hat. Angeblich soll sogar ein Spion im Zug sein! Als ein Passagier ermordet aufgefunden wird, nimmt die Detektei Wells & Wong die Ermi\x1Attlungen auf. Doch sie scheinen es mit einem Mörder zu tun zu haben, der sich einfach in Luft aufgelöst hat – und mit einigen anderen Spürnasen, die den Fall genauso entschlossen aufklären wollen.
First released on 30th July 2015 from Corgi, an imprint of Random House Children’s Publishers. Released as a Puffin edition in 2016.
Cover design by Nina Tara.