Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Review: Joul Foul Play by Robin Stevens

The fantastic new mystery from the author of Murder Most Unladylike. 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?

My thoughts
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of this series. They appeal to my inner child who read all the Enid Blyton and boarding school stories she could get her hands on.

This latest instalment was just as brilliant as I had hoped it would be and I am already excited about the next one in the series. The book is set back at Hazel and Daisy's boarding school and latest victim is The Headgirl. Cue Daisy, Hazel and their gang of friends to the rescue as they try to solve a murder which has been dismissed by the staff as an accident.

As with previous books the story keeps you guessing throughout as you work with the girls to solve the murder as they collect their evidence. I really enjoyed doing this with them as it just adds to fun of the reading.

A book I really enjoyed from a series I adore. Looking forward to the next one already.

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