Author(s): Robin Stevens
The brilliant new mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.
Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event: the fiftieth Anniversary. Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives' long absence, Deepdean has changed.
Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating new girl - and many of the Detective Society's old allies are now their sworn enemies. Then the girls witness a shocking incident in the woods close by - a crime that they're sure is linked to the Anniversary.
As parents descend upon Deepdean, decades-old grudges, rivalries and secrets begin to surface, and soon Deepdean's future is at stake. Can the girls solve the case - and save their home?
Set in an upper class English boarding school in the 1930s, this is the eighth instalment in the Murder Most Unladylike series - featuring our intrepid schoolgirl sleuths Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells. Death rears its unwelcome head once more at the Deepdean School for Girls on the eve of the school’s fiftieth anniversary weekend celebrations. This might finally be the last straw for the students’ parents. Hazel and Daisy desperately need to solve this latest murder if they don’t want their friendship to be torn apart by the school’s closure. But without a body, where do they even begin looking for a murderer?
I adore this series: Hogwarts without the magic, detectives instead of wizards. The books don’t strictly need to be read in order (there are no spoilers for previous books in the whodunnit series) but Hazel and Daisy’s friendship has grown and matured in such a lovely way that it would be a shame not to begin at the beginning and read sequentially. Another fantastic read for mystery-lovers aged 12+.