Fifth installment of the Wells & Wong, or Murder Most Unladylike mysteries series.
In the best tradition of Miss Marple, or of the more recent Jessica Fletcher, we are fully aware that everywhere Daisy and Hazel go, a murder will follow.
This time the two girls are in Cambridge, with the purpose of spending a peaceful Christmas with Daisy’s aunt in a school near the one that Daisy’s brother is attending.
In the city are spending their holidays also the Pinkerton boys, a rival detective society, and the girls will have to collaborate with them (a relation that goes from friendship to challenges).
The crime plot is well-managed as always (my comment to the previous installments is here and here and also here), one of the features that I like is the historical setting, that emerge from small details; in this specific case the role of women in society – and in academy – is the most relevant theme.
* Mistletoe and Murder by Robin Stevens ★★★★☆
*I read this book in english