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Murder Most Unladylike

(2014)
(Murder Is Bad Manners)
(The first book in the Wells and Wong Mystery / Murder Most Unladylike Mystery series)
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Two friends form a detective agency—and must solve their first murder case—in this “sharp-witted debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that is the first adventure in a brand-new middle grade mystery series set at a 1930s boarding school.

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are best friends at Deepdean School for Girls, and they both have a penchant for solving mysteries. In fact, outspoken Daisy is a self-described Sherlock Holmes, and she appoints wallflower Hazel as her own personal Watson when they form their own (secret!) detective agency. The only problem? They have nothing to investigate.

But that changes once Hazel discovers the body of their science teacher, Miss Bell—and the body subsequently disappears. She and Daisy are certain a murder must have taken place, and they can think of more than one person with a motive.

Determined to get to the bottom of the crime—and to prove that it happened—before the killer strikes again, Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects, and use all the cunning, scheming, and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

Previously published as Murder Most Unladylike in the UK.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Robin Stevens's MURDER IS BAD MANNERS is what I wish every mystery could be: a perfectly-plotted puzzle told in a deft and charming voice. The story is a brilliant mixture of classic detective work and contemporary humor—I enjoyed every page!" - Jonathan Auxier

"Reading Murder Is Bad Manners is like drinking cocoa by a fireside: It is warm and witty and deeply satisfying." - Katherine Rundell

"Murder Is Bad Manners lured me in with a charming British voice, and then, just as I started to get cozy, snap! I was trapped in a serious mystery problem. Robin Stevens develops her girl detectives with a light, deft touch and delivers denouement with a flourish." - Nancy Springer


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Used availability for Robin Stevens's Murder Most Unladylike

Hardback Editions

June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Murder Most Unladylike: Special Signed Hardback Edition
Author(s): Robin Stevens
ISBN: 0-241-39737-5 / 978-0-241-39737-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Murder Is Bad Manners (WELLS & WONG MURDER IS B)
Author(s): Robin Stevens
ISBN: 1-4814-2212-X / 978-1-4814-2212-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
Author(s): Robin Stevens
ISBN: 0-14-136976-0 / 978-0-14-136976-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder Is Bad Manners (WELLS & WONG MURDER IS B)
Author(s): Robin Stevens
ISBN: 1-4814-2213-8 / 978-1-4814-2213-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery: 1
Author(s): Robin Stevens
ISBN: 0-552-57072-9 / 978-0-552-57072-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Murder Most Unladylike
Author(s): Robin Stevens
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder Most Unladylike
Author(s): Robin Stevens
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Murder Most Unladylike: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
Author(s): Robin Stevens
Publisher: Puffin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder Is Bad Manners (A Wells & Wong Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Robin Stevens
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA