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Jolly Foul Play
Jolly Foul Play | Robin Stevens
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The fantastic new mystery from the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects - and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery? Praise for the Murder Most Unladylike series: 'Ripping good fun' The Times 'Thrilling' Guardian 'Top class' Financial Times 'A delight' Daily Mail
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emtobiasz
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I enjoyed the first few books in this series, but I‘ve absolutely loved the last two. Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are detectives in a girls‘ boarding school working to discover who killed the unlikeable Head Girl at the bonfire. The cases are compelling but much more murder-y than most kids‘ mysteries get, so sensitive readers be aware. Characterization just keeps getting deeper as the series goes on.

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emtobiasz
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“We were all looking up, and so we missed the murder.”

Gotta love that opening line! #middlegrade #mystery #firstline

veritysalter My daughter loves these 🖤🖤🖤 4w
emtobiasz @veritysalter I‘m so glad to hear that! I‘ve been loving them, but I wasn‘t sure how actual middle grade readers would respond. Most kid mysteries are pretty light on violence, but these are very... murdery, for lack of a better word. 4w
veritysalter I listened to an interview with Robin Stevens on the Shedunnit podcast: she felt there was no middle ground for children, she intended them as a bridge from say an Enid Blyton mystery to an Agatha Christie. I‘m not sure what age Middle Grade is (I‘m in the UK), but my daughter started them when she was 11yrs and is nearly 15 now and still loves them. 4w
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LibrarianRyan
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I like this cover way better than the Litsy database cover.

April 17

#CoverLove #MGedition

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meichner87
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I love the Wells & Wong series! Perfect middle grade historical mysteries. This one isn't out in the US yet, but I went ahead and got a UK copy. Lovely! #middlegrade #mystery

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BreathlessTess
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Another charming book in the Wells & Wong Series. I really liked this one. If you are a teacher you may want to read this to your students, it adresses some interesting issues of friendships, power and bullying.

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BreathlessTess
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This post has nothing to do with the book I'm reading but I wanted you to see this girl at my bus stop carrying her books on her head.

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TeacherRecommends
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Planning a read aloud curriculum for my school - the first book I read and loved from this pile was Jolly Foul Play by Robin Evans p. Thought it was great - dealt with lots of issues and would be great to read to a class!

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