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Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

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The first marvellous murder-mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series!
'Ripping good fun' The Times

'Plotting is what sets this book apart; this is about who was where at the time of the murder, and it's about finding the chink in the alibi' Telegraph

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At Deapdean School for Girls, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have set up their own detective agency. But they are struggling to find any real crimes to investigate...

(Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.)

Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym.

To add to the mystery, when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared.

Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place.

Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster.

But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

'A skilful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp . . . The novel works both as an affectionate satire and an effective murder mystery, and Stevens can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of . . . Top class' Financial Times

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9780141369761
  • ISBN: 9780141369761
  • Pub Date: 18th February 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 352

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This is Book 3 in the Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Series. See all Murder Most Unladylike Mystery books here.

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24th October '16
clc read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
I like this book because there is lots of mystery and drama with the detective president Daisy and vice-president hazel and their dorm. What I didn't like about this book that at the beginning they say ,I, so you don't know who the person is straight away. If you haven't read this book or any of the other books you should read them
2nd December '16
I read it myself (an adult)
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
This is a absolutely awesome read. With clues at every corner and you luckily don't find the culprit until the end! Definitely one of the best books I have ever read!
19th April '16
CCR06 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
I really liked this book because I've already read one of the other books in the series (Jolly Foul Play). 
I liked that sometimes when they thought they'd solved it, someone gave them proof that it wasn't them, so they had to find more clues to find the person who actually did it.
27th January '18
Berrylookalike read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
The book was so exciting and adventurous. My favourite character was Hazel Wong because Daisy was a bit bossy. I loved the adventure and mystery and it was so much fun to read. I loved it so much I got my own notebook and tried to work out the clues.  The ending was so shocking. 
14th November '17
Belllboo read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
I really like the Murder most unladylike books, this is the second one I've read.

I like that it's set in a boarding school and that Hazel and Daisy have set up their own detective agency.  I really want to read the other books in the series because I like unravelling the mystery. 

I think that girls ages 10 and up might like these books.  
5th March '17
Dolly2006 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
4 stars
I loved this book because I am into murder and mystery but I left it on four stars because I didn't know that it would go into so much detail
9th June '16
Elliemai read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
4 stars
i enjoyed this book and liked when you suspected someone it turned out not to be them
i would recommend to girls age 9 plus 
4th March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
4 stars
I really liked this. Boarding school stories can feel very claustrophobic to me, with the focus so strongly on female relationships, but having a murder to investigate is far more interesting. I really enjoyed reading from Hazel's perspective - she's so astute about her friend Daisy's faults and gifts and she doesn't stand for any nonsense in the end. I *love* a book where the main character grows and adapts, and Hazel does it beautifully.

The case is full of twists and turns and false trails, I really think it'll get new mystery readers on the road to thinking about their own assumptions whilst still being meaty enough for the seasoned sleuth to enjoy. I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Recommended for Y5-6.
1st October '17
Gaby read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
4 stars
I had been wanting to read this book for ages and I was delighted to be able to borrow it from a friend. 
I liked mysteries and this book hit the spot. It was not scary. It made me want to read the books in the collection. I would recommend starting with the first book which it is rather than starting with a Different book. I would recommend it from 9 years onwards
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Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life.

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