The Murder Most Unladylike books form a series of children’s murder mystery novels written by Robin Stevens. Popular with children aged 9-12, the stories follow the adventures of two schoolgirls who set up their own detective agency.
Fans of the Murder Most Unladylike series enjoy the stories’ unfolding mysteries told through Hazel’s witty case notes. Readers also love the fast-paced plots with clever twists, the character-centred drama and also the 1930s boarding school setting. The stories deal with important themes like friendship, diversity, loyalty and social class against the backdrop of the murder investigations. Additionally, many children enjoy the collectibility of the series with their rainbow-hued covers and sprayed edges.
We’ve put together a list of ten similar books for fans of Murder Most Unladylike. Readers who want to get their hands on more murder-mystery style stories could try the Violet Veil Mysteries or equally one of Fleur Hitchcock’s atmostpheric murder stories like Murder at Twilight. Those looking for another boarding school drama to get stuck into might enjoy Malory Towers or Emily Lime: Librarian Detective. If you’re looking for a strong female sleuthing duo to fill the void left by Daisy and Hazel, we think you’ll love Lori and Max or Sophie and Lil in The Clockwork Sparrow. Finally, for children looking for a new suspenseful series to start collecting, we recommend Mysteries on Trains (starting with The Highland Falcon Thief) or the book-lovers’ fantasy world of Pages & Co – both of which are strong favourites among children who like to read through a series.
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