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  • Ripping good fun

    The Times
  • A skilful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp . . . The novel works both as an affectionate satire and an effective murder mystery, and Stevens can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of . . . Top class

    Financial Times
  • Friendship, boarding school and a murder worthy of Agatha Christie

    The Bookseller
  • Plotting is what sets this book apart; this is about who was where at the time of the murder, and it's about finding the chink in the alibi

    Telegraph
  • An addictive debut, full of wit, panache and iced-bun breaks

    Metro
  • Enormous Fun

    Irish Times
  • Part murder mystery, part diary, and a pitch-perfect snapshot of adolescent friendship . . . A sharp-witted debut for Stevens, one that will leave readers eagerly awaiting subsequent instalments

    Publishers Weekly
  • Irresistible . . . It feels both delightfully old-fashioned and current - a difficult balance to pull off, but it's been done with style here. Imagine Agatha Christie visiting Malory Towers and add in some modern sensibilities and you are about there. The plot twists and turns like nobody's business and I didn't guess the real culprit for a very long time, but the real draw is the relationship between the two main characters. Daisy and Hazel are like chalk and cheese but they are perfect foils for one another and together, they make a brilliant detective duo

    The Bookbag