Murder is Bad Manners is #8 on the Indie Next List for Summer 2015

‘Hong Kong transplant Hazel Wong serves as Watson to Daisy Wells’ Sherlock Holmes in this debut middle-grade mystery series set in 1934 at Deepdean School for Girls. After Hazel finds the body of Miss Bell, the science teacher, it suddenly disappears, setting the Wells and Wong Detective Society on the case. Hazel narrates the story through her casebook, revealing that she is the more analytical of the pair. There are plenty of red herrings and wrong turns, but in the end Wells and Wong solve the case and leave readers eager to read more of their appealing tales.’ – Cathy Berner, Indie Next List Summer 2015

Booklist review of Murder is Bad Manners

‘Here’s a mystery import, set in the 1930s, that does justice to its British roots . . . This is a delightfully designed book, from the throwback cover to the school map inside . . . Nancy Drew, meet Wells and Wong.’ – Booklist

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

Carousel review of Murder Most Unladylike

‘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

Publishers Weekly starred review for Murder is Bad Manners

‘part murder mystery, part diary, and a pitch-perfect snapshot of adolescent friendship . . . [Daisy and Hazel’s] yin-yang friendship, like the camaraderie of Sherlock and Watson, is as integral to the story as the revelation of the murderer. A sharp-witted debut for Stevens, one that will leave readers eagerly awaiting subsequent instalments’ – Publishers Weekly

The Bookbag review of Arsenic for Tea

‘There’s a clever mystery here, with lots of suspects and a denouement that will take many readers by surprise. Clues abound, although they can be deceiving, and lots of twists and turns in the plot keep the story moving along at a spanking pace . . . It is a lively and thrilling tale, full of fascinating details’ – The Bookbag

Kirkus Starred Review for Murder is Bad Manners

“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, starred review

Bookzone review of Arsenic for Tea

“Not only is [Arsenic for Tea] a great sequel, but it is also a book that is even better then its predecessor . . .

the stage for this brilliant murder mystery story is Fallingford, a country mansion with obligatory sprawling grounds, and the cast a group of people with a plethora of eccentricities and foibles, most of whom just happen to be members of Daisy’s family. For Fallingford is the Wells family home, and Daisy and Hazel are there for the holidays. This makes for the perfect setting for our story . . .” (Darren from Book Zone for Boys)