Christmas is coming soon! I’ve been getting a lot of requests from people who want to buy the perfect present for the Detective Society member in their life, and so I’ve put together a quick gift guide to help out!
I’ve had a very busy weekend – I visited two of my favourite festivals in two days, and had two incredible events!
On Saturday I went to Oxford Literary Festival, and I got to speak in one of the most amazing venues in the UK, the Sheldonian Theatre. It’s incredibly beautiful and old and ornate – I feel honoured to have been allowed to hold an event there, and it was especially amazing to talk about my childhood in Oxford, and writing Murder Most Unladylike while I worked at Blackwell’s Oxford, in those surroundings!… Read more
It’s been an amazing year for me – I’m so proud of what I’ve achieved, and so grateful for all of your support. I’m reflecting on the past year in my video for this month, as well as choosing my very favourite read of 2018.
I’m taking time off from now until the end of the year to work on Daisy and Hazel’s eighth murder mystery – and spend time with my lovely family and friends – so this is my last website post for 2018.… Read more
Mistletoe and Murder is out in the US and Canada at last, and I’m very pleased that it’s been given a lovely review by Elissa Gershowitz for The Horn Book Magazine.
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‘Stevens’s frost-dusted Cambridge … is an appealing backdrop for this adolescent whodunit, and Wells and Wong’s partnership, with echoes of Holmes and Watson, is as entertaining as ever.’
American fans, I’m going to be doing an event in Chicago this Thanksgiving week. I’ll be at 57th Street Books on the 20th November at 4pm, reading from Mistletoe and Murder and The Guggenheim Mystery!
This is a free event – details are here! If you can’t go, I’ll be leaving behind lots of signed stock – and if you want me to sign and personalise a book for you, just call up 57th Street Books and give them your details, so they can mail it out to you afterwards.… Read more
I’m delighted to say that Mistletoe and Murder, the fifth book in my series (called the Wells & Wong Mysteries in the US), is publishing today in the USA and Canada!
It’s published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and the fabulous cover and illustrations are by Elizabeth Baddeley.… Read more
I had a lovely delivery this week – the advance reading copies of the American edition of Mistletoe and Murder arrived! These are special early copies for reviewers and booksellers, but now that they’re here, it means that there’s not long to wait at all before Mistletoe and Murder is published in the US and Canada.… Read more
Happy World Book Day to all of my Detectives in the UK and Ireland – a very special and very snowy one! It’s too cold and wintery to travel, so I’m staying at home and curling up with a good book. If your school has been closed, I hope you will too.… Read more
Hello detectives! A lot of you have been in contact lately asking how to dress like one of my characters for this year’s World Book Day. I wrote a post last year telling you how to dress like Daisy and Hazel – but this year, I’m updating it below, to answer all of the questions you’ve been asking me!… Read more
It’s Christmas, Detectives!
On this morning in 1935, Daisy and Hazel wake up to presents and a delicious bunbreak in snowy Cambridge … and the knowledge that they’ve solved their fifth murder mystery case.
I know that some of you might have just found Mistletoe and Murder in your Christmas stockings or under your trees – and I also know that a lot of you have decided to reread the book on Christmas day!… Read more