Cream Buns and Crime

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141385594
Release Date: 2017-03-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A collection of short stories for budding Detective Society members. Daisy and Hazel invite you to discover their untold stories . . . Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for the murder cases they have solved - but there are many other mysteries in the pages of Hazel's casebook. From the macabre Case of the Deepdean Vampire, to the baffling Case of the Blue Violet, and their very first case of all: the Case of Lavinia's Missing Tie. Just like Daisy and Hazel's cases, there's more to this book than meets the eye, including: Brilliant mini-mysteries, including two brand-new and never seen before stories Daisy and Hazel's own tips, tricks and facts This is the perfect book for Agatha Christies In Waiting and fans of the award-winning, bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.

Murder Is Bad Manners

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481422147
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Two friends form a detective agency—and must solve their first murder case—in this “sharp-witted debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that is the first adventure in a brand-new middle grade mystery series set at a 1930s boarding school. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are best friends at Deepdean School for Girls, and they both have a penchant for solving mysteries. In fact, outspoken Daisy is a self-described Sherlock Holmes, and she appoints wallflower Hazel as her own personal Watson when they form their own (secret!) detective agency. The only problem? They have nothing to investigate. But that changes once Hazel discovers the body of their science teacher, Miss Bell—and the body subsequently disappears. She and Daisy are certain a murder must have taken place, and they can think of more than one person with a motive. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime—and to prove that it happened—before the killer strikes again, Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects, and use all the cunning, scheming, and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test? Previously published as Murder Most Unladylike in the UK.

First Class Murder

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481422208
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A murdered heiress, a missing necklace, and a train full of shifty, unusual, and suspicious characters leaves Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this third novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous passenger train, the Orient Express—and it’s clear that each of their fellow first-class travelers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: There’s rumor of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, a bloodcurdling scream comes from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered—her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished, as if into thin air. The Wells & Wong Detective Society is ready to crack the case—but this time, they’ve got competition.

Jolly Foul Play

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481489119
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After a student turns up murdered on Bonfire Night, Hazel and Daisy find themselves entrenched in another mystery in this delightfully charming fourth novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean School for Girls for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There’s a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects—and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found—murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who could have committed such foul play? Is the murder linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper that are suddenly appearing all over the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, will Daisy and Hazel be able to solve this mystery before suspicions tear the student body apart?

Poison Is Not Polite

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481422178
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A tea party takes a poisonous turn leaving Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in this “first-rate whodunit, reminiscent of a game of Clue [that’s] terrific preparation for the works of Agatha Christie” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy’s home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy’s glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy’s birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn’t about Daisy after all—and she is furious. But Daisy’s anger falls to the wayside when one of their guests falls seriously and mysteriously ill—and everything points to poison. It’s up to Daisy and Hazel to find out what’s really going on. With wild storms preventing everyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem—and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy begins to act suspiciously, the Detective Society does everything they can to reveal the truth…no matter the consequences. Previously published as Arsenic for Tea in the UK.

Mistletoe and Murder

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481489140
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Hazel and Daisy trade mistletoe for a murder investigation and set out to save the day (Christmas Day that is!) in this fabulously festive fifth novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas holidays in snowy Cambridge. Hazel is looking forward to a calm vacation among the beautiful spires, cozy libraries, and inviting tea-rooms. But there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College and two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident—until the Detective Society looks a little closer, and realizes a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage if they’re going to find the killer before Christmas dinner.

A Murder Most Unladylike Collection Books 1 2 and 3

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141379128
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

The Case of the Blue Violet

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141369747
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

I am the Honourable Daisy Wells, President of the Detective Society, one of the greatest detectives ever known - and also a fourth former at Deepdean School for Girls. Violet Darby - one of the Big Girls - recently asked me to solve a most puzzling romantic mystery. I knew I'd be able to crack the case, and I did, in just a day and a half. It was one of my greatest triumphs (Hazel Wong, my Vice-President and best friend, is telling me that this is boasting, but it is also the truth). Hazel didn't believe I would have the patience to write the account of it, but of course, she was wrong. I did write it down, and it came out very well. I now, therefore, present to you: the Case of the Blue Violet.

The Case of the Deepdean Vampire A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141369754
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Of all the mysteries that Hazel and I have investigated, the Case of the Deepdean Vampire was one of the strangest. It was not a murder, which was a pity - but I did solve it very cleverly, and so I decided it ought to be written down, so that other people could read it and be impressed. Camilla Badescu is in the fifth form, and has pale skin, dark hair and red lips. She comes from Romania (which is practically Transylvania). She doesn't eat at meals. And she seemed to have an unhealthy influence over another pupil, Amy Jessop. Now, I do not believe in vampires - I am the Honourable Daisy Wells, after all. But when I heard the rumour that Camilla was seen climbing head-first down a wall, I knew it was time to investigate...

Death in the Spotlight

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141373836
Release Date: 2018-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Someone will take their final bow . . . Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are off to the Rue Theatre in London to face an entirely new challenge: acting. But danger has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear that there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the murderer strikes again.

The Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780525582359
Release Date: 2018-10-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Originally published: London: Penguin Random House UK, 2017.

Mystery Mayhem

Author: Katherine Woodfine
Publisher: Egmont UK
ISBN: 9781780317465
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Enthralling children's fiction for everyone who loves Robin Steven's Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries and Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree. Twelve mysteries. Twelve authors. One challenge: can YOU solve the crimes before the heroes of the stories? These are twelve brand-new short stories from twelve of the best children's crime writers writing today. These creepy, hilarious, brain-boggling, heart-pounding mysteries feature daring, brilliant young detectives, and this anthology is a must for fans of crime fiction and detection, especially the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries, The Roman Mysteries and The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. The Crime Club are twelve UK-based authors who are mad about crime fiction. Clementine Beauvais, Elen Caldecott, Susie Day, Julia Golding, Frances Hardinge, Caroline Lawrence, Helen Moss, Sally Nicholls, Kate Pankhurst, Robin Stevens, Harriet Whitehorn and Katherine Woodfine can be found anywhere there is a mystery to be solved, a puzzle to be cracked or a bun to be eaten, and they are always ready for the next puzzling case.

The Wheel of Life and Death

Author: Julian Sedgwick
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 9781541517349
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After a close call with an assassin in Barcelona, Danny is more convinced than ever that his parents—star performers in the Mysterium circus—died under suspicious circumstances. He's also sure that there's a traitor within the Mysterium. As the troupe heads to Berlin for a circus festival, Danny scrambles to unravel the clues his father left behind. He'll need his decoding skills—plus some extremely risky circus tricks—to find out what really happened to his parents and who's still trying to sabotage the Mysterium. Can he expose his parents' killer before disaster strikes again?

A Nip of Murder

Author: Carol Miller
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250019271
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Fiction

When Daisy McGovern, a young, small-town waitress at the local diner, stumbles upon a dead body after a robbery, she sets out to find the thief's identity, which takes her from secretive nip joints overflowing with moonshine to the tops of the Appalachian Mountains.

Love Ya Babe

Author: Chris Higgins
Publisher: Hachette Children's
ISBN: 9781444902105
Release Date: 2011-02-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Caught between family life and school, Gabby's trials never seem to end ... If she's not dealing with her outrageously embarrassing mother Posy, or helping out with her troubled brothers at home, she's pursuing school hearthrob, Si, and making enemies of friends. Life seems tough enough ... but then her older-than-average mother announces that she's pregnant and Gabby's world turns upside down. At first Gabby is determined to have nothing to do with the unexpected arrival. Then the baby arrives, bringing complete chaos, and Gabby's family start unravelling around her ... Can Gabby's strength and will pull her through her hardest challenge yet?