First Class Murder

First Class Murder

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From the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express - and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered, her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished - as if into thin air. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first ever locked-room mystery - and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132 x 195 x 21mm | 240g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552570745
  • 9780552570749
  • 102,374

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 quote

"A delight ... Hazel and Daisy are aboard the Orient Express: cue spies, priceless jewels, a murder and seriously upgraded bun breaks" The Bookseller "Addictive ... A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper" -- Amanda Craig New Statesman "Addictive ... A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper" -- Amanda Craig New Statesman "The third book in the Murder Most Unladylike series, First Class Murder harks back to the golden age of boarding school stories, channelling Angela Brazil, Antonia Forest, and Elinor M Brent Dyer with a generous dash of Agatha Christie for good measure. This time, our gymslip-wearing sleuths, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, swap school for a trip on the Orient Express ... Top larks" Red Magazineshow more

Review Text

"Addictive . . . A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie’s Orient Express caper"show more

Back cover copy

Daisy’s eyes lit up. ‘Oh, Hazel, we are up against an extremely cunning murderer – a worthy opponent for our third case! I have the feeling that this may be the Detective Society’s most exciting adventure yet!’ Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the famous Orient Express. From the moment the girls step aboard, it’s clear that everyone in the first-class carriage has something to hide. Then there is a scream from one of the cabins, and a wealthy heiress is found dead. But the killer has vanished – as if into thin air . . . Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first locked-room mystery - and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.show more

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4 35% (372)
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