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Arsenic for tea

Arsenic for tea

Stevens, Robin, 1988-

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. Detective and mystery stories. Adventure.
Published London: Corgi Books, 2015
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Robin Stevens
ISBN: 0552570737, 9780552570732
Physical Description: 332 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Series: A Wells & Wong mystery
Subject: Wong, Hazel (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Wells, Daisy (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Wells & Wong mystery.

Author note

Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life.

When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy ofThe Murder of Roger Ackroydand she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. When it occurred to her that she was never going to be able to grow her own spectacular walrus moustache, she decided that Agatha Christie was the more achievable option.

She spent her teenage years at Cheltenham Ladies' College, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked in children's publishing. She is now a full-time writer.

Robin now lives in London with her pet bearded dragon, Watson.

Reviews

"The second book in Robin Stevens' fabulous Wells and Wong schoolgirl detective series - think St Trinians mixed with Miss Marple. These are thrilling books for tween detectives who adore solving dastardly murders, jolly hockey sticks and iced buns for tea"
Guardian||"A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish"
Daily Mail||"A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume"
Telegraph||"An entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser"
Sunday Times||"A feast for readers"
New Statesman

Back cover copy

I looked at Daisy. Her eyes were glittering and her cheeks were pink. This was Daisy with a Plan.

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for her birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. (Naturally, Daisy is furious.)

Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously,fatallyill - and everything points to poison.

Suddenly, Fallingford feels like a very dangerous place to be. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the girls must reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.