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

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

The sixth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong.But when they arrive they discover something they didn't expect: there's a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with,...


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

  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    2018-07-13
    Gorgeous setting, great detecting and the shining light that is Hazel Wong. This is almost rivalling First Class Murder as my all time favourite! Can this series please go on forever?
  • 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 ...
  • Lotte
    2018-05-08
    Dit was echt mijn favoriet van de serie tot nu toe. (Echt, ook als je geen tien jaar bent is dit een fantastische reeks)
  • Chloe
    2018-03-07
    Another rich, exciting murder mystery in one of my favourite series. Loved the descriptions of food, dress and customs in 1930s Hong Kong, as well as the role reversal between Hazel and Daisy, which allows for some real character development for both of them. Can't wait for more!I read this book for the Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018
  • 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.
  • Prudence and the Crow
    2018-03-13
    How Robin Stevens keeps these coming at such pace, and yet still with such depth, development and detail, I can't imagine, but this is a wonderful continuation of the adventures of Hazel and Daisy, and I absolutely adored it. Hong Kong flies off the page as deftly as Deepdean and Cambridge did in the earlier novels - Hazel comes absolutely into her own in a way that shows perfectly the value of first person narration - everything about her tone a...
  • 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...
  • Joyce Hertzoff
    2018-07-18
    In the latest entry in the Murder Most Unladylike series, Daisy has accompanied Hazel to her home in Hong Kong. Hazel’s grandfather has died and she was called home for the mourning period. But there were several surprises for her, the biggest was that she had a brother, Teddy, and another was that her maid had been reassigned to the baby boy. When Hazel and Daisy accompany Teddy and the maid to the doctor’s office above a bank, they’re nea...
  • Sarah
    2018-04-03
    Listened to this as an audio book.Fab! LOVED that this was set in Hong Kong and how this affected the dynamics between Hazel and Daisy. Through out the series Hazel has been gaining in confidence to stand up to her 'friend' Daisy. Daisy does love Hazel, but she loves to be in charge and directing Hazel more so when Daisy is out of her comfort zone, in a foreign country, Hazel has to take charge! This added great development to their characters an...
  • 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!
  • Liz Filleul
    2018-03-04
    This is the sixth book in Robin Stevens' 'Murder Most Unladylike' mysteries, and I reckon it's the best so far.We go from the snowy Cambridge location of her previous book (which I also, at the time, thought the best of Stevens' books so far!) to the humidity of Hong Kong and the claustrophobia of Hazel's compound home. I loved this foreign location - which, of course, is not foreign to Hazel, and seeing it through her eyes makes it all the more ...
  • Kirsty
    2018-03-18
    very much enjoyed it. Looking forward to more
  • Alyce Hunt
    2018-06-20
    Another exceptional installment in the Murder Most Unladylike series. Full review coming soon.EDIT 22/06/2018:‘This time I am stuck in the very middle of the case. I am not just a detective, I’m a witness. And I think that I might even be a suspect.’ After the death of Hazel’s Ah Yeh, she and Daisy travel to Hong Kong to pay their respects and join the Wongs in their period of mourning. When they arrive, Hazel discovers that that’s not ...
  • Rosita Alfieri
    2018-03-04
    Dopo le vicende natalizie Daisy e Hazel ritornano a scuola per ricominciare le lezione ma sembra non esserci pace per le nostre eroine e sopratutto, in questo caso, per Hazel: suo padre la informa della morte del nonno. Hazel si reca quindi ad Hong Kong con la fidata Daisy per vivere il lutto con la famiglia. Peccato che le nostre protagoniste sembrano attirare le disgrazie, ed ecco che si ritrovano a dover investigare su un nuovo omicidio.Che qu...
  • 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 ...
  • Amy at Golden Books Girl
    2018-04-03
    As much as I love this series with every fibre of my being, I underestimated just how special it would be to return to the world of Daisy and Hazel. This instalment sees them journey to Hong Kong after a (natural) death in Hazel`s family, and on their return they learn that Hazel now has a brother, which could jeopardise her place in the family, and when he goes missing Hazel is not just the detective but a suspect. It was fascinating to see Hong...
  • 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 ...
  • Eve
    2018-06-16
    In this book, we travel with Hazel and Daisy to Hong Kong where Hazel will be with her family as they mourn her grandfather's death.As the pair get shocks and discover a horrid murder plot wrapped around and interwoven through Hazel's family as she uncovers some horrid truths about her family life.We see how Daisy struggles with Hong Kong and gets a taste of how Hazel feels to be in England as their roles reverse. We see how Hazel's family unit w...
  • Romy
    2018-06-18
    I love, love, love this series and so do my 15 and 12 year old daughters!! In the series, Daisy and Hazel become friends in boarding school in England and form a Detective Society. In each book, a murder is committed and the girls investigate and solve these crimes (without the adults realizing that they are investigating!). In this book, the girls are visiting Hazel’s home in Hong Kong when her new baby brother is kidnapped and his maid killed...
  • 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...