Murder is Bad Manners (the US edition of Murder Most Unladylike) will be out in North America in just three months, and I’ve just had some incredible news: it’s been given a starred review by Kirkus magazine.
I know what a high standard Kirkus has and how tough a star is to achieve – I am just bowled over to the point of incredulity by this.
From the review, which you can read in full on the Kirkus website:
‘This splendid school story/murder mystery opens with a map and a helpful cast of characters: the staff and students of Deepdean School, where Hazel Wong, daughter of an Anglophile Hong Kong banker, and Daisy Wells, golden-haired member of the English nobility, have formed the Wells & Wong Detective Society . . . Hazel’s outsider status allows her to comment humorously on the curious customs of the English world, while cheerful Daisy’s need to know and her privileged assumption that everyone will love her and do her bidding earns them access to places and information that help them solve their first serious case. There are clues, red herrings and suspenseful chases galore, as well as heaps of boarding school trivia that amuse and delight. An irresistible English import with sequels to come.’ – Kirkus Magazine