Arsenic For Tea

Arsenic For Tea

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From the author of Murder Most Unladylike. 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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 124 x 194 x 30mm | 120g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552570737
  • 9780552570732
  • 84,789

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"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 "A delight ... The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish" -- Sally Morris Daily Mail "A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo ... Stevens has upped her game in this new volume" Telegraph "An entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser" Sunday Times "A feast for readers" -- Amanda Craig New Statesmanshow more

About Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life. When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. When it occurred to her that she was never going to be able to grow her own spectacular walrus moustache, she decided that Agatha Christie was the more achievable option. She spent her teenage years at Cheltenham Ladies' College, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked in children's publishing. She is now a full-time writer. Robin now lives in London with her pet bearded dragon, Watson.show more

Review Text

"An entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser"show more

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I looked at Daisy. Her eyes were glittering and her cheeks were pink. This was Daisy with a Plan. 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 her 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, fatally ill - and everything points to poison. Suddenly, Fallingford feels like a very dangerous place to be. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the girls must reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.show more

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