A Spoonful of Murder

£7.99

When Hazel Wong’s beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is delighted to accompany her friend, and Detective Society Vice President, to Hazel’s family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. They arrive to shocks aplenty and an evolving mystery. As ever, Hazel and Daisy are never far from a mystery!

Tragedy strikes very close to Hazel’s Hong Kong home. Hazel can no longer be a by standing detective, for this time she is considered a suspect. The Detective Society is thrown into action, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel’s name – before it’s too late…

A Spoonful of Murder is the sixth and latest title in the fabulous and wildly successful Murder Most Unladylike series. In this Bookwagon reader’s opinion, it is quite possibly the best of the lot!

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A Spoonful of Murder

Robin Stevens

(Puffin)

In A Spoonful of Murder, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are back at Deepdean School once again.  Hazel receives a phone call from her father in Hong Kong telling her that her beloved grandfather has passed away – from natural causes.  Her father wants Hazel to return to Hong Kong for the mourning period.  Hazel asks Daisy to accompany her and Daisy readily agrees.
When the girls finally arrive in Hong Kong, Hazel gets an unpleasant shock.  Her father has remarried and his new wife Jie Jie has given birth to a baby boy – Teddy.  Hazel’s new half-brother has taken her place as the most important child in the family.  Naturally, Hazel’s nose is firmly out of joint.  He’s even taken Hazel’s favourite maid Su Li, who is now behaving coldly towards Hazel.
While Hazel’s having difficulties adjusting to these changes, Daisy’s having adjustment problems of her own – to Hong Kong itself.  Here she is regarded as less important than Hazel and of course she struggles to understand any conversation in Cantonese. A trip to take Teddy for a medical check-up ends in tragedy with a murder, while Teddy is kidnapped.   Both Hazel and Daisy know that they have to find those responsible.  The only problems are that Hazel is herself a suspect.  The shrewd and intimidating Detective Leung is appointed to find the killer and Hazel’s parents forbid her from getting involved.  Furthermore, Hazel suspects the possible of a local Triad gang …
This, the sixth in the Murder Most Unladylike series, is grittier than others in the series, with more adult themes.  However, the plot and characters are just as enticing and the mystery is extremely puzzling.

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