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A Spoonful of Murder – Robin Stevens. Reviewed by Mango Bubbles Boy (12)

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are back on the crime scene. But this time, they’re visiting Hazel’s family in Hong Kong. After the death of Hazel’s grandfather, Hazel is devastated. Even more devastated to find out about her new baby brother. Before little baby Teddy, Hazel was the respected child in the house, she was the oldest of 3 sisters. But in Hong Kong, when you have a baby boy, everyone bows down to him. What’s worse, is that Hazel’s maid, Su Li, was re-assigned to Teddy. Hazel loved Su Li like family, so she was crushed to lose her to Teddy. Hazel accompanied Su Li and Teddy, to the doctors, to get Teddy a check up. Teddy’s doctor was on the 8th floor of a new bank. Hazel and Daisy waited on the ground floor, as Su Li and Teddy got in the lift.  Hazel’s chauffeur came into the bank, as they were taking a long time. Daisy, Hazel and Wo On (the chauffeur) got in a lift, and went upstairs. They asked the receptionist, at Teddy’s doctor, they were told that Su Li and Teddy had not yet arrived. You can see where this is going, can’t you? Wo On managed to get open the door of Su Li and Teddy’s lift, it was half way between floor 8 and 7. Where there were three people in the lift (including the lift operator) there was now Su Li’s dead body.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I am in love with the Murder Most Unladylike series, they are all masterpieces. The characters are great, and it taught me about traditions in Hong Kong, as I am an uncultured fool who knew nothing about Hong Kong. But I am so excited for the next instalment, because the cover is going to be lilac, my favourite colour!

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