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Tips, Tricks, and Tales from the Detective Society


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Learn more about Daisy and Hazel’s detecting process and unravel three brand-new mini-mysteries in this “jolly good fun” (Kirkus Reviews) short story companion to the Murder Most Unladylike series for “fans of Enola Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Stuart Gibbs” (School Library Journal).

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for the murder cases they have solved—but there are many other mysteries in the pages of Hazel’s casebook, including the macabre Case of the Deepdean Vampire, the baffling Case of the Blue Violet, and even their very first case of all: the Case of Lavinia’s Missing Tie.

Packed with these brilliant new mini-mysteries and peppered with Daisy and Hazel’s own detecting tips, tricks, and facts, this is the perfect book for fans and budding members of the Detective Society.


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About The Author

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Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in Oxford, England, across the road from the house where Alice of Alice in Wonderland lived. Robin has been making up stories all her life. She spent her teenage years at boarding school, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she’d get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn’t). She studied crime fiction in college and then worked in children’s publishing. Robin now lives in England with her family.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 23, 2024)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665919463
  • Grades: 5 and up
  • Ages: 10 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

* "One part instruction manual, two parts mystery story, a dash of history, a smattering of recipes, and a lot of fun....It’s all enormously entertaining, serving either as an engaging appendix to those already familiar with the girls’ exploits or as a delightful introduction to the detecting duo and the concept of crime novels....A captivating compilation sure to make an instant investigator out of anyone."

– Booklist, starred review

"Fans of ­Enola Holmes, Agatha Christie, and ­Stuart Gibbs will love this engaging text that is a blend of mystery fiction and gumshoe ­how-to."

– School LIbrary Journal, 4/1/2024

"This is jolly good fun. Fans will be thrilled and encouraged to go on exploring the worlds of mystery reading—and solving."

– Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2024

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