Mistletoe and Murder (Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries #5) by Robin Stevens #WinterReads

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29979535Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas hols in snowy Cambridge. Hazel has high hopes of its beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms – but there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College.

Two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident – until the Detective Society look a little closer, and realise a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer (in time for Christmas Day, of course).

How did I get the book? I bought it

Genre: Mystery / Historical Fiction

Previously reviewed:
Murder Most Unladylike
Arsenic for Tea
First Class Murder
Jolly Foul Play

Review: The next installment of Wells & Wong Detective Society mysteries is here and you know it’s going to be good. This time it’s set in snowy Cambridge over Christmas and Daisy and Hazel have a competition with a rival detective society as to who will solve the mystery first.

I’ve reached the point where however many Wells & Wong mysteries Robin Steven treats us I know I will read every single one. And  will probably always want another. I love these two girls so much (ok Hazel is my favourite but don’t you dare tell Daisy!). Their friendship continues to evolve over each book, just as they themselves grow up.

One thing that makes Robin Steven’s writing so great is that everything just clicks. Mistletoe and Murder has this wonder and magical feel because of how Hazel describes their surroundings, you want to walk alongside them. Yet at the same time you see the injustices. Daisy and Hazel can’t go where they want because they are girls. There is the social class structure and racism. I would have enjoyed this book if it had the rose-tinted view of the past that I’ve come across before but I LOVE the Wells & Wong mysteries because they don’t just see the sentimental side. It makes everything so much more.

Mistletoe and Murder is an absolute cracker of a read. (Sorry but that had to be done.)

Recommend it?

Sunshine Star

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