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The third instalment in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series; just like the iconic Agatha Christie, Hazel and Daisy have boarded the Orient Express! -----

'A delight . . . Hazel and Daisy are aboard the Orient Express: cue spies, priceless jewels, a murder and seriously upgraded bun breaks' The Bookseller

'Addictive . . . A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper' New Statesman ----- Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express - and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered, her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished - as if into thin air. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first ever locked-room mystery - and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.

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9780141369822
  • ISBN: 9780141369822
  • Pub Date: 18th February 2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 336

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9th June '16
Elliemai read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
this book is part of the murder most unladylike series and i am reading them in order#
this is a murder mystery story and i did not want to put it down till i know who had done it 
i like the fact that this story is not set in deepdean (the boarding school Daisy and Hazel attend)
would recommend to girls age 9+
11th November '17
books4izzy read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
I loved reading this book so much. I read it last year and loved the series. I did not want to put the book down. I would say not to be put off by the fact that It is a murder mystery, as it is not gory. If it was I would probably not have liked it so much. I would recommend this book to children the age of 9+. I like the characters Daisy and Hazel, and found the way they contrasted each other. Overall, a great read.
21st February '19
Eilidh C read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. It is a murder mystery book set on the Orient Express in the 1930s. The main characters are Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells, they are on the train because they are on holiday with Hazel's dad. Somebody gets murdered and Hazel, Daisy and a detective called Alexander try to solve the case.
I liked how the person who you thought was the murderer kept changing. 
I read this book when I was 7, but I think the series is aimed at 9/10 years old and above. This book is not for people who are easily scared! 
18th September '18
I read it myself (an adult)
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
In the third book of the series so far, we see Hazel's father turn up to whisk her and Daisy away on a trip to see Europe aboard the great Orient Express. As they witness many coincidental occurrences they grow curious of the rich and poorer characters they're aboard with. Especially when a rich lady with a substantial will is murdered and her precious necklace stolen.

From teaming up in part with fellow on board school detective, Alexander, they discover the alibi's of all the passengers aboard. They may be banned from detecting by Hazel's father, but we knew they wouldn't stick to it. I liked the array of characters and they all had some form of motive to commit the crime so I was hooked all the way through.

As a fan of our local Great Central Railway, I adore the big old classic engines being kept running and could immerse myself in the setting with ease I loved it being inspired by Agatha Cristies work and like this modern version will intrigue many kids whom pick it up indeed.
10th August '18
Ravenpuff read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
I like this book because it has lots of plot twists. I was absolutely hooked by this book and couldn't put it down. It is about a murder on a train and I like that because you can't usually find murders on trains. I would recommend this book to kids 9+
23rd January '19
Giggle read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
This book is definitely my favourite in the series so far. Hazel's father wants her to get away from murder and so he takes her and her best friend Daisy on a trip around Europe. Little does he know that a murder is about to take place! this book is so good and I think my favourite part was when Daisy and Hazel meet Alexander and they find out that he wants to be a detective and solve the murder case! I like that you thought it was going to be the most suspicious characters  who were the murderers but then it was someone completely different. I loved this book and I would recommend to anyone who is not too squeamish age 9 plus.
16th February '19
I read it myself aged 9 aged 9
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
It is a mystery story about two 14 year old girls who have to solve a murder on a train journey. The murder story is complicated with unexpected twists which was very exciting.
I like the suspect lists in the book. It gives a great overview on the clues. I also appreciated very much Daisy's guide at the very end. It is a very helpful glossary. The way Robin Stevens describes her story makes it easy to imagine the scenes.
The book mentions the Orient Express from Agatha Christie and I am keen to read it as well.
15th May '19
I read it myself (an adult)
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
5 stars
 I loved this book. It is the third book in the series and (in my opinion) the best. Daisy and Hazel are on the Orient Express with Hazel's father. It seems as if nothing can happen to them, even if the people on board are slightly suspicious. But then, during dinner, there is a scream, and Mrs Daunt is the one missing. Daisy and Hazel have to work behind the back of Hazel's father, which made investigations difficult. Will they uncover the murderer, or are they grasping at straws. 
22nd February '18
Belllboo read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369822
4 stars
I really like the drama and suspense in these murder most unladylike series.  This book wasnt as easy to get into as the first but its really good.
I think girls would like this series more than boys as its based in a girls school and there aren't that many boy characters. 
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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.

When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be Agatha Christie when she...

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