Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There’s a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects – and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs.
Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found – murdered.
Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery?
How did I get the book? I bought it
Genre: Mystery / Historical Fiction
Review: Another Wells & Wong mystery and this one has the girls return to Deepdean, the same place that the very first mystery in Murder Most Unladylike took place. Much has changed since then book one. Both Daisy and Hazel have grown, though Daisy more in height then character if you trust Hazel’s narration.
As the official secretary of the Detective Society Hazel’s voice is the one we have in each book and it’s her development we follow. Hazel is becoming more assured with each book. In Jolly Foul Play Hazel stands up to Daisy, she doesn’t just follow instructions and makes Daisy include their friends in the Detective Society.
Jolly Foul Play isn’t just about who killed Elizabeth; it’s also a test of Daisy and Hazel’s friendship.
As always there a plenty of twists to keep you guessing and one of them had me in despair at one point but of course Robin Stevens never lets me down with a Wells & Wong mystery. I can’t wait for the next one.