«Nous avions toutes le nez en l'air, donc nous avons manqué l'assassinat. Nous savions bien qu'Elizabeth était méchante et dangereuse. Mais en fin de compte, voilà qu'elle était la victime, pas la criminelle. Et si quelqu'un l'avait tuée, c'était forcément une pensionnaire de Deepdean.» Elizabeth Hurst, la terrible préfète-en-chef, est retrouvée morte en plein feu d'artifice... Très vite, Hazel et Daisy se rendent compte que tout le monde a un mobile : Elizabeth utilisait les secrets des élèves pour les faire chanter. Toutes la détestaient, même ses plus proches amies... et toutes sont suspectes.
« Nous étions au milieu du wagon, trop loin de la porte pour partir en courant. Nous devions nous cacher, sinon ils nous surprendraient ! Nous n'avions pas le choix. J'ai plongé sous la nappe et Daisy s'est enfoncée près de moi comme un lapin dans un terrier. » Hazel et Daisy partent en vacances à bord de l'Orient-Express avec M. Wong. Une seule interdiction : jouer les détectives.
Alors qu'un espion se cache dans le train, une riche héritière est assassinée dans une cabine verrouillée de l'intérieur. Le club de détectives est obligé de reprendre du service ! Attention, elles ne sont pas les seules sur l'affaire...
Angleterre, 1934. Deux élèves de l'école de filles Deepdean, Daisy Wells et Hazel Wong fondent leur agence secrète de détectives privés. A la suite de la découverte du corps d'une professeur dans le gymnase, Hazel mène l'enquête et démasque la directrice comme responsable du meurtre.
The third instalment in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series; just like the iconic Agatha Christie, Hazel and Daisy have boarded the Orient Express! ----- 'A delight . . . Hazel and Daisy are aboard the Orient Express: cue spies, priceless jewels, a murder and seriously upgraded bun breaks' The Bookseller 'Addictive . . . A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper' New Statesman ----- Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express - and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a 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 has vanished - as if 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.
The brilliant new mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike . Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event: the fiftieth Anniversary. Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives' long absence, Deepdean has changed. Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating new girl - and many of the Detective Society's old allies are now their sworn enemies. Then the girls witness a shocking incident in the woods close by - a crime that they're sure is linked to the Anniversary. As parents descend upon Deepdean, decades-old grudges, rivalries and secrets begin to surface, and soon Deepdean's future is at stake. Can the girls solve the case - and save their home?
A brand-new short story collection in the number-one bestselling award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series.br>br>Featuring four original, never-before published stories, this incredible collection brings together Daisy Wells, Hazel Wong and their friends Alexander and George, as well as Hazel''s sisters, Rose and May Wong.br>br>From the artfully sinister The Case of the Second Scream, set aboard the ship carrying Daisy and Hazel''s back from Hong Kong, to The Case of the Uninvited Guest, where a Uncle Felix and Aunt Lucy''s wedding ceremony is the target for an unlikely threat. The Hound of Weston School sees the Junior Pinkerton''s lead the detecting, and May Wong steps up and shows her ambition to be the greatest spy ever when war breaks out in The Case of the Deadly Flat.br>br>The perfect book for all Detective Society fans and avid readers of the Murder Most Unladylike series.>
The fabulously festive fifth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike. Nancy Drew meets the Chalet School in this clever crime novel set in the 1930s. Robin Stevens' period detail, strong characters and meticulous plotting come together in a satisfying story (Scotsman) Festive, fun and full of mystery (Country Life) ----- It's Christmas, the snow is falling in Cambridge where the detective duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the festive period. But Hazel's hopes of relaxing amongst the beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms are dashed by the danger lurking in the dark stairwells of Maudlin College. Two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident - until the Detective Society look a little closer, and realise 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 to find the killer (in time for Christmas Day, of course). A superb puzzle . . . Splendidly seasonal (Metro) Fabulous (The Times)
The final novel in the bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series.
My name is Ted Spark. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery. This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works. Then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft, and I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.
The second murder-mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish' Daily Mail 'A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume' Telegraph ----- 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. 'The second book in Robin Stevens' fabulous Wells and Wong schoolgirl detective series - think St Trinians mixed with Miss Marple. These are thrilling books for tween detectives who adore solving dastardly murders, jolly hockey sticks and iced buns for tea' Guardian
The first marvellous murder-mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'Ripping good fun' The 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' Telegraph ----- At Deapdean School for Girls, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have set up their own detective agency. But they are struggling to find any real crimes to investigate... (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.) Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. To add to the mystery, when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test? '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
The start of a thrilling new mystery series from the number-one-bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.br>br>Britain is at war, and a secret arm of the British government called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training up spies. And who better to become a spy than a child? A child can go places, see things and listen in on conversations in a way that no adult ever can.br>br>Enter May Wong and her friends. Trained up at the Ministry, they soon embark upon their first mission: masquerading as evacuees, they are sent to a wealthy manor house to spy on the owner, who is suspected of working for the enemy.br>br>And then the murder happens...>