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Editor reviews

"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)

Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens, read by Gemma Chan.

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.

©2016 Penguin Books Limited (P)2016 Robin Stevens

Critic reviews

"A delight.... The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish." ( Daily Mail)
"A feel good blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo.... Stevens has upped her game in this new volume." ( Telegraph)

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Arsenic for tea #amazing!

I absolutely loved it!
Arsenic for tea is an amazing book that I really enjoyed when me and my sister heard it on Audible!
The murder mystery was full of suspense and suprise, I didn't have a clue what the result would be in the end.
Saskia, age 10

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I loved it

The narrator spoke in a clear voice so I never missed a word and what a story!!

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Loved it q

This book is awesome and I loved every part. I finished listening to this book in 3 days. Whenever I had time, I listened to it. I can't wait to read the next books in the series. I would recommend it to anyone!

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A lovely little story

A nice, simple little story that had all the ingredients of a classic whodunit!

Really enjoyed listening to it; peppered with a few red herrings, the killer was wrong guessed by me! 😂

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Great<br />

loved it the books just keep getting better and better you should deffineltley read it

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Amazing💖💖

Most Amazing book ive ever listens to since I was born I love it its amazin!!!👊💋💞💟💗💖💕❤💙💛💝💚💜💘💓🐾🙌😻🙌

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Loved it

an amazing book with a gripping story line. The ending was such a turn of events
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Thrilling!

Brilliant, tense, vivid and thoroughly enjoyable. Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie, fun for all the family.

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Should have checked the age this is for.

This is an amusing and neat little murder mystery, but it's for 8 to 11 year olds, which I didn't realise. All a bit simplistic. I can't see me listening to it again. Ah well.

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Good little mystery

A nice who done it mystery novel...lovely narration. easy to follow story and kept my attention.