Murder Is Bad Manners

Robin Stevens (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
April 26, 2016
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.6 X 0.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781481422130

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About the Author

Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in Oxford, England, across the road from the house where Alice of Alice in Wonderland lived. Robin has been making up stories all her life. She spent her teenage years at boarding school, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She studied crime fiction in college and then worked in children's publishing. Robin now lives in London with her pet bearded dragon, Watson.

Elizabeth Baddeley is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsberg Makes Her Mark, written by Debbie Levy. She also illustrated A Woman in the House (and Senate): How Women Came to the United States Congress, Broke Down Barriers, and Changed the Country; The Good Fight: The Feuds of the Founding Fathers (and How They Shaped the Nation); and An Inconvenient Alphabet. Elizabeth graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a degree in illustration and currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Learn more at EBaddeley.com.

Reviews

"Irresistible."-- "Kirkus Reviews [STARRED REVIEW]"
A pitch-perfect snapshot of adolescent friendship... A sharp-witted debut for Stevens, one that will leave readers eagerly awaiting subsequent installments.-- "Publishers Weekly* STARRED REVIEW"
"Nancy Drew, meet Wells and Wong."-- "Booklist"
[A] delightful romp....This book, the first in a series, is a jolly good read, one which intermediate girls will enjoy and share.-- "School Library Connection"
[A] first-rate homage to English boarding school adventure and period murder-mystery tales....Middle-schoolers with a taste for Agatha Christie (and perhaps PBS costume or mystery dramas) will eat this up and ask for more.-- "The Bulletin of the Center for Children's"
"Wells and Wong . . . leave readers eager to read more of their appealing tales.-- "Shelf-Awareness Pro"
Stevens's engaging tale shines with the reflected charms of its detecting duo, a winsome combination of thoughtfulness and relish.-- "School Library Journal"
"[H]ighly enjoyable bunbreak reading."-- "Shelf Awareness"
A skillful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp, with a winning central relationship between plump, anxious Hazel, a new girl who has arrived from Hong Kong, and the super-confident blonde English rose, Daisy Wells. The novel works well both as an affectionate satire and an effective mystery story. . . . Top class.--Suzie Feay "Financial Times"
Satisfyingly unpredictable. I did not guess the whodunit. Ripping good fun.--Alex O'Connell "The Times of London"
Friendship, boarding school, and a murder worthy of Agatha Christie.--Alex O'Connell "The Bookseller"
Really cleverly done and unexpected for what I thought would be a straightforward whodunit caper.--Melissa Cox, Head Children's Buyer at Waterstones "The Bookseller"
Reading Murder Is Bad Manners is like drinking cocoa by a fireside: It is warm and witty and deeply satisfying.--Katherine Rundell, author of ROOFTOPPERS and CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS "The Bookseller"
Murder Is Bad Manners lured me in with a charming British voice, and then, just as I started to get cozy, snap! I was trapped in a serious mystery problem. Robin Stevens develops her girl detectives with a light, deft touch and delivers denouement with a flourish.--Nancy Springer, author of the Enola Holmes series "The Bookseller"
"Robin Stevens's MURDER IS BAD MANNERS is what I wish every mystery could be: a perfectly-plotted puzzle told in a deft and charming voice. The story is a brilliant mixture of classic detective work and contemporary humor--I enjoyed every page!"----Jonathan Auxier, author of The Night Gardener and Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes "The Bookseller"