Now, if you have read my blog a bit in the past, you should know by now, that alongside contemporary fiction, murder mysteries are my favourite genre. However, I've always found it very heard to find murder books in the young teens category. So when I came across the Murder Most Unladylike series earlier on in March I was delighted. I have met the author Robin Stevens before (at the Waterstones Children's Book Prize) and I actually got the privilege of receiving an early copy of the book for review so thank you Puffin for that.
|I actually took my own picture!! Who's proud of me?|
Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells, best friends and budding detectives, are spending Christmas together at Cambridge University, with Daisy's brother. Hazel is hoping that they will have a normal Christmas this year, with no murders but then terrible accidents start to occur, just before Christmas day and the girls have a new murder case on their hands. But with just 2 days before Christmas, will they catch the murderer in time?
Just like the other books, this was a truly gripping story and I spent all my spare time reading. One of the things I love most about murder mysteries are how they hook you in and make you sit on the edge of your seat and this book was just that. I loved the characters (although there are a lot of them, so you have to make sure you read the first chapter or so really carefully, or you may miss details about people out and later in the book not know who they are *guilty as charged*).
Overall I LOVED this book and would definitely recommend it to fans of a good mystery, aged from 8-14 years old. Have you read Robin's other books? Will you be grabbing a copy of this when it releases on October 20th.
Thank you so much to Harriet Venn at Puffin Books, for sending me an early copy of this book. She even wrapped it up like a Christmas present.