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Murder Most Unladylike

Narrated by: Gemma Chan
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens, read by Gemma Chan.

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.)

Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve; they have to prove one 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 and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

©2016 Robin Stevens (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited
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Jolly good fun

Set in an English boarding school in the 1930s, this charming mystery is as enjoyable for adults as for teens. Gemma Chan (of Humans TV series) narrates this fun-filled (apart from the murders, obviously) romp, providing a glimpse of life in posh 1930s boarding schools.

The main character is from Hong Kong and the book even occasionally subtly and deftly weaves in elements of the main character coping with racism and bullying, but it doesn't feel remotely preachy or scary. Just genuine. A fast, fun read, perfect for when you just want to relax with a good yarn.

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Recomended to anyone who loves a good book

Murder most unladylike is a very interesting book, I think gemma chan red it wonderfully and completely suited the role. The book was super interesting and fantastic to listen to. Well done!

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A spaghetti plate of surprise

Murder most unladylike is such a well thought out novel! I first got the books from a friend years ago and only a year later, I started reading them and fell in love. Told through the eyes of Hazel Wong, you can really get a feel of what happens inside the character's heads. Daisy's cool as a cucumber attitude juxtaposed with Hazel's level headed, slightly shy personality makes for a brilliant feeling of conflict in the places you trust most as well as ending in giggles every time. As you journey through the girl's mysterious case, you are sent of a rollercoaster of twists and turns much like pieces of spaghetti until you realise with them that the real culprit was the garlic bread. Truly a series worth investing in. Read them all. Now. You will not expect anything that happens in any of these books.

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It's for everyone

What genre of books do you like well this book suits all
I will definitely listen to this again
Very well written and to finish it off a perfect narrator
I have heard that other narrators are not as good
YOU WILL BE ASTONISHED

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Not worth the effort

It was reasonably well read but it was bland and uninteresting and not a very satisfying experience. I will not buy any other books in this series.

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Murder

This book was absolutely amazing and I would recommend it to people who like murder books

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A Murder Most Unladylike

This was a thrilling and intense story with a brilliant ending and great story plot.

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Murder Most unladylike

This story is very gripping and cleverly written. I love all the characters and the midnight adventures. This is defiantly a book I recommend.

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I loved it so much!

I loved it so much, quite a simple nerration but incredibly powerful.

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Adanna Udechuku

It is a wonderful tale of mystery surprise,it is truly amazing I’d read it over and over again.

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  • davidli1973
  • 28-07-18

Absolutely amazing

This book is extremely yummy. If all the books were food this book will be the most delicious hot cocoa with caramel drizzle. Robin Stevens is probably one of my top 5 writers and Gemma chan narrated it beautifully. It is extremely clever to choose a Cantonese speaking narrator to narrate this. I live in HK myself and I felt the same when I went to England A few years ago for a year. Robin has a great understanding of children. Her books are just right for me. Not for 8 years olds, and probably not for over 16 year olds either. But, hey,I love it!