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Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

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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 (August 2019)

    Book 1
    Book 1

    Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

    When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they strug... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Arsenic For Tea: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

    The second murder-mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'A delight . . . The Agatha Christ... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

    The third instalment in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series; just like the iconic Agatha Christie, Hazel a... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Jolly Foul Play: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

    Join Daisy and Hazel on their fourth murder mystery! 'Ripping good fun' The Times 'Thrilling'... More

    (14 reviews)
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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Mistletoe and Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

    The fabulously festive fifth Murder Most Unladylike mystery... T he Detective Society never rests- even at Ch... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    A Spoonful of Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

    Shortlisted in the Children's Category in the National Book Awards 2018! It's the sixth murder mystery f... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Death in the Spotlight: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

    Someone will take their final bow . . . Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are... More

    (19 reviews)
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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' Telegraph ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    Book 10
    Book 10

    The Case of the Drowned Pearl: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini-Mystery: World Book Day 2020

    A thrilling Murder Most Unladylike mystery, specially written and published for World Book Day 2020. ... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Murder Most Unladylike Book 9

    The final novel in the bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. ... More

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