Deepdean School for Girls, 1934. When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t, really.)
But then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She thinks it must all have been a terrible accident – but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls know a murder must have taken place . . . and there’s more than one person at Deepdean with a motive.
Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove a murder happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), 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?
This will be a short and sweet review. Steven’s middle grade/young adult mystery novel is fun, well written, and such a quick read. You are captivated from the start and follow our heroines Daisy and Hazel as they try to solve the murder of science teacher Miss Bell.
If you’re looking for a break from love triangles, chosen ones, and fallen angels who seem to be thrown to Earth as 17 year olds, then this book is for you! Its intended audience is 12 years and up, but it is a great story for anyone to pick up.
I would definitely recommend this and I will be picking up the series for my collection 🙂