A Spoonful of Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mystery, #6) by Robin Stevens

A Spoonful of Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mystery, #6)

The sixth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.


Details A Spoonful of Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mystery, #6)

TitleA Spoonful of Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mystery, #6)
Author
Release DateFeb 8th, 2018
PublisherPuffin
GenreMystery, Historical, Childrens, Middle Grade, Crime, Historical Fiction, Young Adult
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Reviews A Spoonful of Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mystery, #6)

  • Lauren James
    2018-02-09
    I'd missed Daisy and Hazel SO MUCH. This was so well researched and intricate and I'm just SO PROUD of Robin. I want 200 more of these books ASAP, please.
  • LH Johnson
    2018-02-02
    There was a point in reading this when the back of my neck started to tingle. It's not often that happens, but when it does, it's the sort of thing you need to pay attention to. And I think you've experienced it too; that little sensation that you are reading something that is kind of superlatively wonderful, and your whole body has realised it. A literary spider sense if you will. The voice that forms afterwards and whispers: this is good. I had...
  • Laura Noakes
    2018-02-07
    This series just gets better and better.
  • Mehsi
    2018-02-18
    Hazel and Daisy are going to Hong Kong! And you can already guess that their visit will be much more than what they came for!I was so exciting about this book that I just couldn't wait and bought it during my trip in London. Yay for the book coming out in the week I was going to London. It is just so much fun to buy a book in the bookstore (especially during its release week), I so wish we had some good English bookstores here with the prices as ...
  • Melanie
    2018-02-10
    Stevens’s best mystery so far! Seeing Hazel & Daisy in Hong Kong was an absolute joy. I loved that Hazel was able to take the lead when she would normally be in Daisy’s shadow and Daisy being forced to experience the role of the ‘sidekick’. Utterly wonderful.
  • Zoe
    2018-02-10
    This book is just extraordinary. I think it's the best in the series so far, and it's stunning. Set in 1930s Hong Kong, it's (as always) a fast-paced, vividly imagined murder-mystery which is (as always) a cheerful delight to read. It's so much more, though. I love Robin Stevens' depiction of family relationships & their emotional turbulences. I love her exploration of social structures, and the complexities of being an insider (Daisy) and and ou...
  • Karen Barber
    2018-02-12
    What a delight this latest instalment of Hazel and Daisy’s adventures was. Thank you, Robin Stevens, for the story.This time round the girls are in Hong Kong when Hazel is called back after the death of her grandfather. As we come to expect the girls are soon caught up in another mystery when Hazel’s new brother is kidnapped.There’s a number of suspects and the girls get to carry out some daring deeds as they investigate the crime. What I p...
  • Lexie
    2018-01-16
    These books are aimed for 8-12 year olds, and since I'm now a teenager I'm not really the target market. All the same, I've been a fan of this series for a while, and really like Robin's writing, so obviously I was super excited to receive this book! This time, Hazel and Daisy are at Hazel's home in Hong Kong, which is a really interesting setting, as I've not read much set in Hong Kong, so I was excited for that! They're there as Hazel's grandfa...
  • Victoria (Eve's Alexandria)
    2018-02-24
    Mistletoe and Murder is still my favourite but this is predictably fabulous. It continues Hazel’s arc of growing independence and self confidence, and I enjoyed Daisy being the ‘fish out of water’ in Hong Kong enormously. As the crimes become more complicated and horrible I think Robin Stevens does an admirable job of maintaining the ‘pluck and spirit’ atmosphere while treating the murdered characters with respect. Roll on the next romp...
  • Lisa
    2018-01-31
    A new Murder Most Unladylike book is always a treat & this one is no exception. The Hong Kong setting allows us to see different sides to Hazel & Daisy and I particularly enjoyed seeing Daisy so discombobulated at times! This was really Hazel's story though and the opportunity to find out more about her family & life in Hong Kong was most welcome.Detective Society Forever!
  • Kirsty Stanley
    2018-02-11
    4.5 stars My favourite so far. Loved the setting.
  • gem
    2018-02-08
    Review to come!
  • Jess Sinclair
    2018-02-25
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. For a couple of years now I have been an avid fan of the Murder Most Unladylike series and this addition is a delight to read. Our schoolgirl detectives Hazel and Daisy are back and in Hong Kong to mourn after the tragic death of Hazel's grandfather. We are introduced to the entire Wong household, upstairs and downstairs; and then, suddenly, two tragedies occur that hit Hazel more close to home.It was really intere...
  • Emma
    2018-01-30
    As I always say at the start of any review that I do for the Murder Most Unladylike series – I love Robin Stevens and I love Hazel and Daisy! These books are going from strength to strength and ‘A Spoonful of Murder’ is now my favourite (alongside ‘First Class Murder). When I saw that this latest mystery was going to be set in Hong Kong I was even more excited to read it, China has long held a fascination for me and I have a weakness for ...
  • Verity W
    2018-02-25
    I love this series so much and I really rationed myself to try and make this one last. And I managed more than two weeks, which is totally restrained for me - I usually gobble these up in a sitting pretty much as soon as they come out.Anyway this book sees Hazel back on her home territory and Daisy as the fish out of water as the girls head to Hong Kong. Hazel has been sent for by her father because her grandfather has died and she persuades him ...
  • Amy Snow O'Connell
    2018-02-01
    Another top class mystery from Robin Stevens! In this book Daisy and Hazel face not just a murder, but they have to act quickly to solve a kidnapping mystery and find Hazel's brother before time runs out. There are so many wonderful things about the book, but I have to say that it's wonderful to see Hazel mature and start to have confidence in her own strength. Her world gets turned upside-down in A Spoonful of Murder and over the course of the b...
  • Elaine Ewe
    2018-02-21
    Just when I thought this series couldn't get any better, it just did. It was so well-researched (I'm Chinese so I was pleasantly surprised to see Cantonese phrases used and overjoyed to be able to identify them. Kudos to Robin Stevens for that!As someone who reads a lot of detective novels, I did manage to guess the culprit at the end, but some of the twists still caught me by surprise, which says something as to how well the plot was written. I ...
  • Lucy :)
    2018-02-10
    I love this book. I love this series. I love this author. The “murder most unladylike” series is very close to my heart and I enjoy every second on my reading experience.I adore Hazel and Daisy, I want to be their best friend and be part of the detective society, maybe we could change the name to “Wells, Wong and Williams”? I mean, it has a nice ring to it. This series is just such a big part of my life, I love it so much it hurts. Never ...
  • I Read, Therefore I Blog
    2018-02-15
    The sixth in Robin Stevens’s crime series for children aged 9+ is probably the best yet combining another twisting mystery with great character development for both Hazel and Daisy (especially as we see more of Hazel’s family and her interaction with them) and a great location in 1930/ Hong Kong that combines the Western and Chinese elements very well such that I’m already desperate to see what happens to the girls next.
  • Alicia
    2018-02-12
    http://wordnerdy.blogspot.com/2018/02...In the sixth Wells and Wong mystery, the girls find themselves in Hong Kong to mourn Hazel's grandfather—but soon they’re caught up in a murder and kidnapping case! I love these books and I love the girls' friendship, and I especially loved getting to see Hazel on her home turf and taking the lead for once. Stevens apparently did a lot of research and her depiction of 1930s Hong Kong is vibrant. Another...
  • Elaine
    2018-02-24
    I really enjoyed the switch in setting to Hong Kong - not only did we get to learn more about Hazel, it also changed up the dynamic between Hazel and Daisy a bit.I do object though to May's Chinese name because it's exactly like naming a child Beauty in English - you COULD but who would??It's cute though that the 'ying' in Hazel's name is the same as the one used in the Chinese for England. Was that a detail mentioned in a previous book? I feel l...
  • Mothwing
    2018-02-12
    This instalment of our beloved Deepdean detectives's cases is set in Hong Kong and I absolutely loved seeing Hazel's home, her family, and her thinking about the differences between her school world and her home world. I loved Daisy's reaction at her friend speaking Cantonese - I've been in the situation multiple times that someone I knew well was suddenly speaking an unknown language and it is a delightful discovery that there is such a new side...
  • Karina
    2018-02-06
    The Wells and Wong Detective Society are back - but this time they are on Hazel's ground - Hong Kong! As exciting, intriguing and mysterious as ever, but even more atmospheric - this was one of the best books in the series so far for me - I love the way the characters keep changing and growing.A delight to read.
  • Daisy Myers
    2018-02-11
    This was an easy read but I certainly enjoyed it. I read it all in a day because it was so gripping.I have read all of the series and have in fact met Robin Stevens herself!I have also read the Guggenheim Mystery!I would not only recommend this to older children but to adults as a light read.I hope you found this review helpful!📖❤👍 This was an easy read but I certainly enjoyed it. I read it all in a day because it was so gripping.I have...
  • Caroline
    2018-02-18
    As charming as ever. Loved being in Hong Kong and earning more about Hazel's family. Can't wait for the 7th.
  • Travis
    2018-02-23
    This was so good! I loved seeing the girls in Hong Kong, how confident Hazel was and how flustered Daisy was. I hope the next book will be set at the school again, though.
  • Swati Daftuar
    2018-02-11
    Oh this was so good. SO good. When's the next one out? Is it too soon to ask?
  • Katie C
    2018-02-17
    A fantastic book . The Murder most unladylike series are great .
  • BiblioPhil
    2018-02-23
    I had to eke this out for a week to savour the pleasure of the most fully-realised yet of this brilliant series.