Review - Murder Most Unladylike
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens.
Hello, today I am writing my first joint review, with my daughter. We've been reading Murder Most Unladylike together, so we've decided that we should review it together too.
Murder Most Unladylike is the first book in the Murder Most Unladylike series, featuring schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, who have to solve the mystery of a murdered school mistress at Deepdean School for Girls.
What did you think of the book?
El - It was exciting. Very suspicious in some bits, there were so many potential murderers, and rather shocking because I didn't expect it to be that person who did it, at the beginning.
Me - I really enjoyed it. I found the mystery really gripping and I liked the way it played around with classic detective story styles.
Did you have a favourite character?
I liked Hazel because she takes things very matter of factly and she's quite funny. Daisy is quite bossy but nice at the same time.
Hazel is great. I like the way she stands up to Daisy and won't be bossed around. I also really liked Mamzelle by the end of the story.
Did you work out who the murderer was?
Yes, and it was...exciting.
We figured it out just one chapter before it was revealed, which was just about right I think.
What was your favourite bit?
The seance, it was hilarious.
The scene in the music room towards the end of the book, a very clever twist on the classic Agatha Christie resolution. (She's now re-reading the seance scene, and yeah I'd forgotten how funny it was. "Whom".)
Did you enjoy reading it aloud?
Yes, it made it even funnier in parts.
I really liked it when I realised we were both doing voices for the different school teachers.
Would you recommend it to your friends?
I already have been recommending it. I think it's a great book for adults as well as kids to enjoy. It's fun, fast paced MG fiction.
Are you looking forward to reading the next in the series?
I can't wait!
Me neither! And the one after that, and the two after that, and there's a new one coming out in February too!
We're giving Murder Most Unladylike five moons out of five!