Friday, 6 June 2014

Review: Murder Most Unladylike

Murder Most Unladylike
Publication Date: June 5th 2014           
Publisher: Corgi Childrens     
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, 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?


Oh, Murder Most Unladylike, you were fun. Think a mix of a younger Veronica Mars and Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series. Although it's totally different from Veronica Mars in various ways (investigation skills, for a start), it just had that little snark and humour to it that reminded me of the essence of the show. But, I'd say it was more Nancy Drew and Gallagher Girls because of the easy reading. the writing style flowed well, and continued to flow well, there was no stop and starts, it kept me entertained the whole way and the humour, that's usually there to break it up a little, just added to the story and made it even better. I don't even know if it was unintentional or not, but either way, it worked.