Murder Is Bad Manners

Murder Is Bad Manners

Book - 2015 | First US edition
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At an English boarding school in the 1930s, crime-solving friends Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells struggle to find an exciting mystery to investigate until Hazel discovers the dead body of Miss Bell, the science teacher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9781481422123
Branch Call Number: J SERIES WELLS
Additional Contributors: Stevens, Robin 1988-


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Sep 09, 2019

I really enjoyed this book, though I could not find out which book was the sequel. But it did seem like you don't have to read the books in order. But I still don't know which book the sequel was.

Oct 18, 2018

Exactly the same book as murder most unladylike

VaughanPLDonnalee May 23, 2018

There is a lot to like about this book. It is a 1930's set murder mystery at girls boarding school. The two main characters, Daisy and Hazel, are both likeable and complex heroines. I really liked how the mystery was actually mysterious, with lots of twists and turns. I also liked how the intrepid girl detectives went about actively solving the case, by investigating and looking for clues, and checking alibis and motives. There was a lot of humour in the book as well and it was a fast, fun read. I would recommend this book for fairly mature child readers, maybe grade 6 and up. My one tiny quibble is that neither of the main characters seemed to really feel any compassion for the victims. Daisy in particular is a bit heartless at times. Overall, however, I liked this a lot, and I will definitely read the other books in this series.


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Nov 10, 2020

"The others have good alibis; and although in books they might have done it by constructing a dastardly long - range missile out of a trombone, three plant pots, and the gym vaulting horse, in real life that sort of thing does seem beyond the bounds of possibility." - Daisy

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