Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Wells and Wong #1 Murder Most Unladylike

Presenting Wells and Wong #1 Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens.

Here is the summary of the book:

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?

Its charming. Its fun. Its refreshingly young. Its Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson in a rather younger female version. Set in a 1930s boarding school for girls, sees Daisy Wells & Hazel Wong, members of the Detective Society, cunningly battle lessons, Masters & Mistresses, peers and fellow dorm mates, relish some well deserved Bunbreaks, all the while on the lookout for a nice new case to solve and crime to detect ...... Or so says Daisy Wells' detective novels.

But real lie comes knocking when Hazel discovers the dead body of their science mistress Ms. Bell but when she raises the alarm the body mysteriously vanishes ..... warranting the services of the Wells & Wong Detective Society as they go on gathering evidences, eliminating alibis and suspects when nobody knows what actually happened to Ms. Bell.

Daisy and Hazel were of course the best part. The perfect English Rose Daisy (or as much you would expect of a child) and the Oriental girl from Hong Kong Hazel because of which she is treated differently by everyone. Her peers have some very weird habits and quirks and reading Hazel's running commentary at the most opportune moments put a smile on all our faces seeing as she is the voice of the book. Their friendship is a little complicated but it is interesting to see them go through highs and lows and stay tight as they are.

They are not your conventional detectives either, nor do they possess the means to investigate like grownups do so it is really interesting to see them achieve their objectives with such cleverness and dexterity with the limited amount of freedom they are afforded. A well crafted and refreshingly cunning new whodunit through the eyes of third formers. I am pretty sure that Daisy & Hazel are even younger than the Secret 7, Famous Five, Nancy Drew and those Hardy Boys .... So that's something isn't it ..... Bravo girls.

"Wells & Wong take us by storm"

Genre :     Children's, Adventure, Suspense, Mystery, Historical

Publisher: Corgi Childrens

Release Date: 5th June, 2014

My Copy: bought (ebook)

Rate:             4/5 (Really Liked It)

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