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.
Little do they know that in the months that follow, mystery - and murder - will never be far away, and when Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym, the Detective Society is determined to get to the bottom of the crime. Then, soon afterwards, there's the incident at Daisy's family home, Fallingford, where a guest falls mysteriously, fatally ill. And when the summer hols come round, there's a thrilling ride on the famous Orient Express - and the girls' first locked-room murder case.
Discover the first three books in this amazing series:
Murder Most Unladylike
Arsenic for Tea
First Class Murder
and follow Daisy and Hazel's fantastic adventures.
Ripping good fun
A skilful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp . . . The novel works both as an affectionate satire and an effective murder mystery, and Stevens can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of . . . Top class
Friendship, boarding school and a murder worthy of Agatha Christie
Plotting is what sets this book apart; this is about who was where at the time of the murder, and it's about finding the chink in the alibi
An addictive debut, full of wit, panache and iced-bun breaks
Part murder mystery, part diary, and a pitch-perfect snapshot of adolescent friendship . . . A sharp-witted debut for Stevens, one that will leave readers eagerly awaiting subsequent instalments
Irresistible . . . It feels both delightfully old-fashioned and current - a difficult balance to pull off, but it's been done with style here. Imagine Agatha Christie visiting Malory Towers and add in some modern sensibilities and you are about there. The plot twists and turns like nobody's business and I didn't guess the real culprit for a very long time, but the real draw is the relationship between the two main characters. Daisy and Hazel are like chalk and cheese but they are perfect foils for one another and together, they make a brilliant detective duo
Games & activities
To celebrate the last mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series, we’ve got all you need to throw your own – socially distanced, of course – Detective Society Forever party.
Avid Murder Most Unladylike fans will already know that in Death in the Spotlight Detective Daisy Wells has her first crush – and it’s on a girl. Here, Robin reveals what it meant to her to write a gay character, while Pride in Publishing’s Charlie Morris, LGBTQ+ activist, describes what this moment means for queer readers everywhere.