These Agatha-Christie-indebted tales involve detective duo Daisy Wells and her sidekick Hazel Wong, wealthy schoolgirls from England and Hong Kong. In the first book, they investigated a murder at their boarding school. This time, Daisy's family's stately home - a hotbed of jealousy and greed - provides a rich cast of suspects when it's not just the cake candles that are snuffed out at a birthday tea party. Emotional conflict, logical deduction and the period setting make for an entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times * A feast for readers -- Amanda Craig * New Statesman * An entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser * Sunday Times * Even better than its predecessor . . . Brilliant * The Bookzone * 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 * Arsenic for Tea is a joy. A multi-layered sandwich cake of joy . . . Stylish, charming, witty and delightful . . . Worth cancelling everything for * Did You Ever Stop to Think * A pitch-perfect 1930s mystery * Metro * 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 feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume * Telegraph *
The second brilliantly plotted mystery starring Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong.