Murder Most Unladylike Mystery Series

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Murder Most Unladylike is a thrilling murder mystery series, written by Robin Stevens and starring schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong.

When thirteen-year-old classmates Daisy and Hazel set up a secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls they are decidedly short of mysteries to solve. Bored of cases like the search for Lavinia’s missing tie, the girls are shocked but thrilled when Hazel discovers her first real crime – Science Mistress Miss Bell, dead in the gym. When the body goes missing the girls have to prove that the murder really happened and solve the crime before the police.

Each book provides a fresh mystery for the friends to crack, full of twists, turns and red herrings. The girls solve crimes everywhere from the classroom to the theatre, becoming firm friends and overcoming the challenges of school life together, despite their different backgrounds.

Set in the 1930s in a quintessentially English boarding school, the series has been described as “Agatha Christie meets Enid Blyton”. We love the period details: Daisy and Hazel even get a trip on the Orient Express, just like Hercule Poirot, in book 3 First Class Murder. Author Robin Stevens is a huge murder mystery fan and says that she always wanted to be Agatha Christie when she grew up. Her passion for whodunnits shines through in this award-winning young fiction series. The stories are charming and funny but also dramatic, gripping and hair-raising in parts - certainly not for the faint-hearted but readers will love solving the mysteries themselves.

The books are ideal for ages 9 and over; you can read them in any order but we recommend starting with book one to get to know all the characters. If you love Cluedo, Malory Towers or Agatha Christie, give these books a try – they are amongst the best murder mystery books and Toppsta readers love them. Check out their rave reviews below and get stuck in. 

All the Murder Most Unladylike Mystery books in order:

Book 1: Murder Most Unladylike (2014)
Book 2: Arsenic for Tea (2015)
Book 3: First Class Murder (2016)
Book 4: Jolly Foul Play (2016)
Book 5: Mistletoe and Murder (2016)
Book 6: A Spoonful of Murder (2018)
Book 7: Death in the Spotlight (2018)
Book 8: Top Marks for Murder (2019)
Book 9: Death Sets Sail (August 2020)

PLUS: 
The Case of the Drowned Pearl: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini-Mystery (World Book Day Title 2020)
Once Upon a Crime: A Murder most Unladylike Collection (A brand new short story collection Aug 2021)

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Book 1
Book 1

Murder Most Unladylike

A super special 10th anniversary edition of the first gripping, award-winning mystery starring schoolgirl detectives, Da... MoreMurder Most Unladylike

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Book 2
Book 2

Arsenic For Tea

The second thrilling mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-styl... MoreArsenic For Tea

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Book 3
Book 3

First Class Murder

From the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Ex... MoreFirst Class Murder

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Book 4
Book 4

Jolly Foul Play

Join Daisy and Hazel on their fourth mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series!'Ripping good fun' The Tim... MoreJolly Foul Play

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Book 5
Book 5

Mistletoe and Murder

The fabulously festive fifth Murder Most Unladylike mystery. It's Christmas, and the snow is falling in Cambridge, where... MoreMistletoe and Murder

(42 reviews)
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Book 6
Book 6

A Spoonful of Murder

Shortlisted in the Children's Category in the National Book Awards 2018! It's the sixth murder mystery for The Detective... MoreA Spoonful of Murder

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Book 7
Book 7

Death in the Spotlight

Someone will take their final bow . . . The seventh thrilling Murder Most Unladylike mystery.Fresh from their adventure ... MoreDeath in the Spotlight

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Book 8
Book 8

Top Marks For Murder

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER'This is that rare thing - a series that gets better with each book' TelegraphThe eighth brilli... MoreTop Marks For Murder

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Book 9
Book 9

Death Sets Sail

*The number one bestseller!*The ninth and final novel in the bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series.Da... MoreDeath Sets Sail

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World Book Day Title
World Book Day Title

The Case of the Drowned Pearl: World Book Day 2020

A thrilling mini Murder Most Unladylike mystery, specially written and published for World Book Day 2020. ... MoreThe Case of the Drowned Pearl: World Book Day 2020

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Short Story Collection
Short Story Collection

Once Upon a Crime

A thrilling new short story collection in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Featu... MoreOnce Upon a Crime

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    Death in the Spotlight

    Death in the spotlight is about when Daisy Wells & Hazel Wong (Wells & Wong Detective society) go and rehearse at a theatre-when the come upon death a...

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    A Spoonful of Murder

    I really enjoy the murder most unladylike series and liked this story just as much as the others!!! Daisy and Hazel go to Hong-Kong to be sad, since H...

  • First Class Murder

    First Class Murder

    When Mrs Daunt is murdered, it is up ,to Daisy and Hazel to find out who did it!
    This book is amazing. There is a big surprise at the end when Daisy...