Book Review: Poison is Not Polite

Poison Is Not Polite
by Robin Stevens

My Edition:
Paperback,  321 pages
2016, Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781481422161

The Wells and Wong Detective Society is back in action while the girls are on holiday at Daisy’s family estate. Her mother has thrown her a birthday party, but amidst the festivities, one of the guests falls deathly ill. Due to a massive storm and flooding, the family and their guests are on their own for a few days, so the girls are determined to solve the case before the police arrive, and avoid being murdered themselves!

This was a charming sequel to Murder is Bad Manners (yes, I’m referring to middle-grade murder mysteries as charming) and as usual, I was totally stumped as to who the murder was.

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Book Review: Murder is Bad Manners

Murder is Bad Manners
By Robin Stevens

My Edition:
Paperback, 307 pages
2015, Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781481422130

Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells have their secret detective club, but until Hazel finds the dead body of one of their teachers in the gym, the pair has never investigated anything as serious as a murder. When they try to alert someone of the body, they return to the gym and find it go. Now they must not only solve the murder but prove it even happened.

I heard about this book over at Richard’s Book Nook and bought it straight away because it’s a middle-grade murder mystery set in the 1930s and I can’t think of anything more perfect! I’m not even sure if he’s read it yet, but I loved it.

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Book Review: Singapore Noir

Singapore Noir
Edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

My edition:
Paperback, 237 pages
2014, Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781617752353

3/5 stars

I won an advanced reading copy of this book from LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program in exchange for an honest review.

Singapore Noir is a short story collection focusing on the darker side of Singapore. I’ve never previously heard of the Noir books, but apparently Akashic has a whole line of them from a variety of cities and countries such as Boston, Istanbul, Rome, San Diego and Wall Street!

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