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REVIEW: The Wells and Wong series by Robin Stevens A.K.A OH MY GOODNESS you’ve got to read these books

FullSizeRender(10)I brought the first in this amazing series a couple of weeks ago. I thought I would enjoy it, but it actually blew me away. I read MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE in one sitting, and just had to get my hands on the next two books in the series.

WELLS & WONG #1: MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE

FullSizeRender(11)“Deepdean School for Girls, 1934. When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t, really.)

But then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She thinks it must all have been a terrible accident – but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls know a murder must have taken place . . . and there’s more than one person at Deepdean with a motive.

Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove a murder happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), 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?“

WELLS & WONG #2: ARSENIC FOR TEA

“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 really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious.

Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill—and everything points to poison.

With wild storms preventing anyone 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 looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth… no matter the consequences.”

WELLS & WONG #3: FIRST CLASS MURDER

FullSizeRender(12)“Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday through Europe on the world-famous Orient Express. From the moment the girls step aboard, it’s clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: rumour has it that there is a spy in their midst.

Then, during dinner, there is a bloodcurdling scream 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 is nowhere to be seen – almost as if they had vanished into thin air.

Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first ever locked-room mystery – and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case as they are.“

THESE BOOKS CONTAIN:

  • SUPER-COOL female friendship
  • Boarding school hi-jinks
  • Hazel Wong, narrator-extrodinaire & all round lovely person
  • MURDER!!
  • A clever intriguing mystery that keeps you guessing to the last
  • The 1930’s (and 1930’s slang that I keep using and keep confusing my friends with)
  • Bunbreaks A.K.A a treat that should be brought back immediately
  • DID I MENTION HAZEL??

I devoured these books. I couldn’t get enough. I pretty much spent the whole week with my nose buried in them, and I am SO excited for the next book in the series. Robin Steven’s writing is utterly charming, her characters fully fleshed and lovable, and did I mention the focus on female friendship?? So, in conclusion GO READ THESE BOOKS. 🙂

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