Murder Is Bad Manners

Murder Is Bad Manners

Paperback - 2016
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At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate until Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781481422130
1481422138
Characteristics: 307 pages : map
Additional Contributors: Stevens, Robin 1988- Murder most unladylike

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bookmuncher92
Oct 18, 2018

Exactly the same book as murder most unladylike

VaughanPLDonnalee May 23, 2018

There is a lot to like about this book. It is a 1930's set murder mystery at girls boarding school. The two main characters, Daisy and Hazel, are both likeable and complex heroines. I really liked how the mystery was actually mysterious, with lots of twists and turns. I also liked how the intrepid girl detectives went about actively solving the case, by investigating and looking for clues, and checking alibis and motives. There was a lot of humour in the book as well and it was a fast, fun read. I would recommend this book for fairly mature child readers, maybe grade 6 and up. My one tiny quibble is that neither of the main characters seemed to really feel any compassion for the victims. Daisy in particular is a bit heartless at times. Overall, however, I liked this a lot, and I will definitely read the other books in this series.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW May 06, 2015

I loved this murder mystery set at an English boarding school in the 1930s (these are all some of my favorite things, so I was pretty much guaranteed to like this). The two main characters, Hazel and Daisy, each had very distinct personalities and balanced each other out well; the mystery was clever; and the world of the boarding school was well-developed and I finished the book eager to read more set in this universe. (Good news: it's a series opener!) Give this to girls who love the old-fashioned nature of Nancy Drew but are craving something a bit smarter and less dated.

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