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Top marks again for Robin Stevens: her excellent 1930s set crime series just gets better and better. After various adventures, schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are back at the boarding school they love, but almost before you can say ‘Agatha Christie’ a dormmate claims to have witnessed a murder, with sudden death striking in the heart of Deepdean School itself. As the plot unfolds, all sorts of tensions and insecurities come to light, and even the normally unassailable Daisy seems suddenly vulnerable. Scrupulously researched, carefully plotted and as good on friendships and family relationships as it is on clues and red herrings this is top quality reading.
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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?
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in this exciting series Murder Most Unladylike. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
Praise for the Murder Most Unladylike series;
“Thrilling books for tween detectives” – Guardian
“Ripping good fun” - The Times
“Simply spiffing” - Daily Mail
“Another cracking mystery” - Sunday Express
“a skilful blend of golden era crime novel & boarding school romp” - Financial Times
“A feast for readers” - New Statesman
“A total delight” – Metro
“Robin Stevens continues to impress” - Booktrust
Praise for The Guggenheim Mystery;
“…engaging and convincing” – The Sunday Times, Children’s Book of the Week
“gloriously inventive but still loyal to world Dowd created” - The Daily Telegraph
“Both a tremendous art-theft whodunit and a loving tribute to the much-missed author Siobhan Dowd” – Guardian
“a very perplexing mystery” – The Sun
“A clever way of keeping Dowd’s work alive”- Irish Independent
|Publication date:||8th August 2019|
|Publisher:||Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reviewed by Children|
Robin was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. She spent her teenage years at Cheltenham Ladies' College, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked at a ...More About Robin Stevens
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