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April 24, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

Poison Is Not Polite

Poison Is Not Polite (Wells & Wong #2) by Robin Stevens • April 26, 2016 • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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A tea party takes a poisonous turn leaving Daisy and Hazel with a new mystery to solve in the second novel of the Wells & Wong Mystery series.

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.

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First sentence: “Something dreadful has happened to Mr. Curtis.”

Guess who’s back! The Wells & Wong Detective Society are back at it again with a murder case that’s a little close to home.

At Fallingford (Daisy Wells’ home) for the holidays, Daisy and Hazel Wong find themselves surrounded by people (most who reside at the house or are guests) acting all sorts of suspicious with the arrival of Denis Curtis, a “friend” of Lady Hastings. What is wrong with all these adults? When one of guest falls ill from a poisoning, Daisy and Hazel realize the culprit is still in Fallingford, and it is up to them to get to the bottom of it.

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February 1, 2016 • Cee • Reviews

Murder Is Bad Manners

Murder Is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens • April 21, 2015 • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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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?

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First sentence: “This is the first murder that the Wells & Wong Detective Society has ever investigated, so it is a good thing Daisy bought me a new casebook.”

If you’re ever in need of detectives to solve a case, Wells & Wong Detective Society will surely be up to taking your case.

At their English boarding school, Deepdean School for Girls, set in the 1930s, Wells and Wong have solved the case of Lavinia’s missing tie, little missing knick knacks, and oh, a frickin’ murder! These girls were thrown into a dangerous murder mystery when Hazel finds the dead body of their teacher, Miss Bell, lying on the floor of their gym with a head wound. Who did it? Wells and Wong got immediately on the case, and boy oh boy, these brave girls are exceptional detectives.

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