The fabulously festive fifth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.
Nancy Drew meets the Chalet School in this clever crime novel set in the 1930s. Robin Stevens' period detail, strong characters and meticulous plotting come together in a satisfying story (Scotsman)
Festive, fun and full of mystery (Country Life)
It's Christmas, the snow is falling in Cambridge where the detective duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the festive period.
But Hazel's hopes of relaxing amongst the beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms are dashed by the danger lurking in the dark stairwells of 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).
A superb puzzle . . . Splendidly seasonal (Metro)
Fabulous (The Times)
A superb puzzle . . . Splendidly seasonal
Nancy Drew meets the Chalet School in this clever crime novel set in the 1930s. Robin Stevens' period detail, strong characters and meticulous plotting come together in a satisfying story
Robin Stevens continues to impress
Games & activities
To celebrate the last mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series, we’ve got all you need to throw your own – socially distanced, of course – Detective Society Forever party.
Avid Murder Most Unladylike fans will already know that in Death in the Spotlight Detective Daisy Wells has her first crush – and it’s on a girl. Here, Robin reveals what it meant to her to write a gay character, while Pride in Publishing’s Charlie Morris, LGBTQ+ activist, describes what this moment means for queer readers everywhere.