Arsenic For Tea
Robin Stevens

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Narrated By: Gemma Chan

Duration: 6 hours and 11 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents, the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Arsenic For Tea by Robin Stevens, read by Gemma Chan.

Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious.

Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison.

With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences.

'The second book in Robin Stevens' fabulous Wells and Wong schoolgirl detective series - think St Trinians mixed with Miss Marple. These are thrilling books for tween detectives who adore solving dastardly murders, jolly hockey sticks and iced buns for tea' Guardian

'A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish' Daily Mail

'A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume' Telegraph

Genre

Children's / Teenage fiction: Crime & mystery fiction, Children's / Teenage fiction: School stories

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A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume

Telegraph

The second book in Robin Stevens' fabulous Wells and Wong schoolgirl detective series - think St Trinians mixed with Miss Marple. These are thrilling books for tween detectives who adore solving dastardly murders, jolly hockey sticks and iced buns for tea

Guardian

Arsenic for Tea is a joy. A multi-layered sandwich cake of joy . . . Stylish, charming, witty and delightful . . . Worth cancelling everything for

Did You Ever Stop To Think

An entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser

Sunday Times

A feast for readers

New Statesman

Even better than its predecessor . . . Brilliant

The Book Zone

Witty, clever and gently satirical of upper-class life, it's Agatha Christie crossed with Angela Brazil

Independent

Like a good Miss Marple, there are twists and turns in this detective series and the 1930s period is vividly brought to life. Great fun!

WRD Magazine

These Agatha-Christie-indebted tales involve detective duo Daisy Wells and her sidekick Hazel Wong, wealthy schoolgirls from England and Hong Kong. In the first book, they investigated a murder at their boarding school. This time, Daisy's family's stately home - a hotbed of jealousy and greed - provides a rich cast of suspects when it's not just the cake candles that are snuffed out at a birthday tea party. Emotional conflict, logical deduction and the period setting make for an entertaining, nostalgic brainteaser

Sunday Times

A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish

Daily Mail

pitch-perfect 1930s mystery

Metro

It is refreshing to see the presence of so many rambunctious young women in children's books, and none are more so than the protagonists of Robin Stevens's Wells & Wong Mysteries . . . Stevens brings psychological depth to the classic Christie crime; she does not shirk the unpalatable consequences

Literary Review

This series comes vibrantly to life with Hazel's warm, charming narration and I just want more Wells and Wong Mysteries