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Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens

Murder Most Unladylike - Robin Stevens

Title: Murder Most Unladylike

Author:  Robin Stevens

ISBN:  9780241397374

Weight:  869g

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Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens

A signed anniversary edition of the first award-winning mystery, with an exclusive, brand-new chapter!

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have started their own detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, but they’re struggling to find any real mysteries to solve (Lavinia’s missing tie doesn’t count).

All that is about to change when Hazel discovers the Science Mistress lying dead in the Gym.  And the mystery only deepens when the body disappears before the girls can alert anyone.

Can the detective duo not only solve the murder, but prove that there was a murder in the first place – before the police get there first?

The first thrilling story in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.

Peer & Press Reviews

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.

The Bookbag

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.

Financial Times

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.


Bibliographic Info

TitleMurder Most Unladylike
IllustratorNina Tara
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

Corgi Children’s books (an imprint of Transworld) published a paperback first edition of Murder Most Unladylike in June 2014 (9780552570725).

Puffin reprinted a paperback edition in 2016 (9780141369761).  And in June 2019, issued this 5th anniversary hardcover edition.

SeriesA Murder Most Unladylike Mystery – book 1
Overall conditionFine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the tipped-in title page
Book Stats
PublisherPenguin Random House
ImprintPuffin Books
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139780241397374
ISBN 100241397375
FormatHardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 160 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Cover artworkNina Tara
MapNina Tara

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