Top Marks for Murder
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 ar ...more
Daisy and Hazel are changing (as you’d expect) and the setting echoes the sense of growing turmoil. They have a rather predictable response to returning to school and finding things have changed a little in their absence, but quickly things settle into their usual routine.
Their friend witnesses a mur ...more
I was delighted that we would finally go back to Deepdean again! I love the mysteries not taking place at Deepdean, really, but there is something special about boarding schools + mystery + murder!
The girls have a hard time adjusting, especially Daisy seems to have trouble with being back in a routine and having to learn all sorts of subjects she is just not interested in. Which I can definitely understand. Come on, they just s ...more
Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are best friends and amatuer detectives who are rapidly gaining experience with murder - when one of their dorm mates thinks she see someone killed from their bedroom window daisy and Hazel leap at the chance to investigate.It is the 50th anniversary of ...more
I always love it when Hazel and Daisy go back to Deepdean - the boarding-school setting is so charming and atmospheric, and the Detective Society so lovingly drawn, that I could just hang out there forever.
The book takes a while to get going, but only because Stevens is working hard to lay the groundwork for a series of quite wonderful twists. I must confess that each time I thought I'd figured it out at last, I was confounded by another twi ...more
The mystery is very good, Daisy's on fine form (with secret hidden struggles that aren't secret from Hazel), Hazel is ever more awesome, a couple of regular supporting characters get chances to shine (in very different ways), and there's a new character who might (I hope) become a regular.
Pure glee, with some tears near the end. How long until the next one?
Following our favourite, female detective-duo, Hazel and Daisy are back at their boarding school, Deepdean for the fiftieth anniversary. However, the celebrations turn sinister when someone is murdered and it’s a race against the clock to solve the mystery before the school closes. For good.
One of the main things that I loved a ...more
This series is excellent! Lots of fun to read! The eighth book is no exception, which is, really, very impressive.
I love reading, always have, and I remember the books that helped spur on my love for it as a child and pre-teen. I love finding those types of books now, so one day I can give them to my kids (and in the meantime, gift to friends with little ones). While I read the first book in the series just for this reason, I kept on reading because I thoroughly enjoyed it even as an adult.
I mean, I get legitimateadult.Iimpressive.I ...more
The Detective Society returns to Deepdean to solve this latest murder mystery as the parents of the Deepdean girls gather for the 50th anniversary weekend. But, much to the Headmistress Miss Barnard’s dismay, three major inciden ...more
My main thoughts upon finishing the book:
That mystery was so puzzling I couldn’t even guess who the murderer was as I usually do.
Inspector Priestley was amazing in this book - it was great he was there!
Kitty, Beanie and Lavinia haven’t been in a mystery for ages and I like ho ...more
Yay, it’s the eighth Wells and Wong mystery, and it’s their most complicated case yet! The girls are back at school after months away, and there have been lots of changes— not least, a new girl who has taken Daisy's place as the most popular. And it's the school's fiftieth anniversary, so lots of parents are coming to take part in the celebrations—so there are lots of suspects when one of their friends thinks she has witnessed a murder! As always, the mystery here is solid, but it's the ...more
But also - BEANIE YOU ARE SO GOOD. I LOVE YOU, BEANIE.
Beanie is the best. She and Lavini ...more
the one thing that disappointed me in this book was daisy being a lesbian was hardly mentioned so :( but other than that enjoyable!
It was to be expected really as Daisy and Hazel dodged school for first Hong Kong and then London in the last two books, but school life has continued in their absence and changes abound. Realistically the school would have closed by now after all these murders, but I'm glad it hasn't and enjoyed this latest tale, as did my daughter.
Robin was born i ...more