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Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

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When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries 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. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but 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 (and before the police can get there first, naturally), 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?

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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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12th April '19
I read it myself (an adult)
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
Set in the 1930s, at Deepdean Boarding School for Girls, Daisy and Hazel have set up the 'Wells and Wong Detective Society'. And when Hazel finds Miss Bell's dead body in the gym, the girls have a real case on their hands! Whilst Daisy puts herself in charge and races ahead to conclusions, it is Hazel who records events and piece-by-piece unravels the mystery which deepens as the story goes on.

This book will keep you guessing to the very end but.... whodunnit???

There are funny moments in this book which increases it's appeal to children in year 5 & 6
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
24th September '18
Ravenpuff read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
This book this book is very good and I would recommend it to people with strong will who are 7+. It is about the murder of Miss Bell the science teacher. I especially like the part where the murderer goes after Daisy and Hazel after find out they are into them. My favourite bit however is when they are finding out the teachers secrets. 
28th August '18
birchbear read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
I would give this book more than five stars because the series that it's from is probably my favourite series that I've read. The storyline was great and the author made it very hard to guess who had committed the murder.
30th September '18
Ivytheowl read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
This book is set in a boarding school for girls and the two main characters, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells, have just started the Wells and Wong detective society. There isn't much to investigate until Hazel discovers the dead body of the science mistress in he gym. 
When she returns with help however the body has disappeared and nobody except Daisy believes her.
The two girls decide to find the murderer on their own, since no one else seems interested in why Miss Bell has suddenly disappeared. 
Little by little they confirm alibis and discover evidence but will the murderer try to stop them?

If you like classical mysteries than this is the book for you. I also liked the way Hazel and Daisy's friendship was described.
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!
18th September '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
Hazel is new to her English boarding school compared to the other girls. She fell into a friendship with Daisy after her initiation test of sorts.

Only now solid friends, she found a dead body of their science teacher Miss Bell and the pair set about investigating just what has happened to their teacher, who murdered her?

Daisy thinks of herself as the better of the pair for a start as she makes herself detective until Hazel as her secretary makes a lot more discoveries that are truer than Daisy's. I liked that the book is written as their case notebook and the story was so full of twists and turns it kept you on your toes for sure.

I really liked how the inspector who came was impressed and believed them finding out the murderer. We also see the contrast in the two best friends as Hazel isn't a British 'Rose' like Daisy is and faces a prejudice at times true to the time period of the 1930's.
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.
15th February '19
Eilidh C read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
I saw this book in a bookshop, read the first few pages and loved it (and had to buy it). I would definitely recommend it to people who like solving puzzles and mysteries because who you thought was the murderer kept changing. The book is set in a boarding school in the 1930s and is written from the viewpoint of Hazel Wong, who is one of the main characters. The other main character is Daisy Wells. My favourite character is Daisy because I like her positivity. 
I first read this book when I was 7 (I have read it several times since!), I would recommend it for 9 years and above. This book isn't for those who are easily scared!
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.  
23rd January '19
Giggle read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery 9780141369761
5 stars
This book is so good! I got the murder most unladylike series for Christmas and I love it  it is about two girls who are best friends called Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. My favourite parts where when Hazel found miss Bell dead on the gym floor and when Hazel and Daisy solve the case.  I like how it is like it's Hazels account of the murder case because it gets you into the book more. I did not want to put this book down and I would recommend to people who like murder mystery books and are looking for something new. age 10 plus.
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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