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Cream Buns and Crime: Tips, Tricks and Tales from the Detective Society (A Murder Most Unladylike Collection, 2)

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Contains the two short stories The Case of the Blue Violet and The Case of the Deepdean Vampire, previously published as ebook shorts. I’ve decided to tell you a bit about Eliza a character in my story. So i’ve decided to make something like a character profile:

Cream Buns and Crime: Tips, Tricks and Tales from the

Hi Robin, so excited for Cream Buns & Crime! I will have to try to wrestle my way into the school library on my hands and knees for one of the copies when it comes out! I love all of your books and you are awesome! The cover is a brilliant colour, maybe pink or silver/white for your next cover. I wasn’t sure if we were supposed to write how we thought it was going to end, how we wanted it to end or just make up and ending at random. I chose the last one, because I would not want the books to end like this! I’m so excited for the last MMU, detective society forever!I lost my sister,’ I screamed, ‘Just because you don’t care about Rose doesn’t mean I don’t! You, and you especially, have detected awfully. In fact-‘

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I am so excited for the cover reveal (and the publication, obviously). I agree with Clodagh, I love this series so much and it has really got me interested in murder mysteries ( I had to buy a new bookshelf for all my Agatha Christie’s, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allinghams) and crime writing (I am writing a long murder mystery now). This is my favourite series ever and I will miss it! During my time there, a painting mysteriously vanished from the Guggenheim Museum where my aunt works. Isn’t it beautiful? So purple, so distinguished, so delicious. I am delighted, and I hope you are too! It’s by Nina Tara, who creates all of my covers. She’s amazing!Then the first cry comes and we all sit up in horror. Screams curl my blood and my mind. What’s going on? We can make out words now through the crys. Our parents. Daisy, how is she gone? Alexander said hoarsely. I shook my head, I could not answer, my throat burned with barely contained sobs. I took his hand, though, and he squeezed mine tight. The books in the series follow them as they come across real murders within their personal lives which they solve secretively. Obviously the adults don't want them to get involved and Daisy and Hazel really see it as their job to solve the mystery before the police and to bring the killer to justice…without getting caught.

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As we waited in line to be seated, Amina slipped her hand into Daisy’s. I could see her blush, the same way she did when Amina first asked her out. When she saw Martita for the first time. Then Alexander, who I hadn’t noticed looking at me, did the same. We all said our goodbyes to Amina and got on the boat. This was the end. No more deaths, no more murders and just … life. I grinned. I missed you too! But why are you here? I thought you decided to stay in Egypt with Amina!”Robin Stevens presents as herself and series author with some fun details about "The Golden Age of Detective Stories" and "The Books that Made Murder Most Unladylike" which point her readers to the talented writers and their detectives that inspired her to create her young characters and structure her boarding-school centered mysteries. She includes an important overview of how mystery writers can rely on and yet choose to break from time to time the "rules" of what a crime writer "should and shouldn't put in their books" (71). There is a particularly insightful moment where Stevens refers to the crime writing rules by Ronald Knox that she has in mind while writing her stories, and she outlines how Knos, who had a pretty flat-out racist rule 5 that Stevens absolutely had to break "No Chinese person must figure in the story", needs to be revised, pointing out how important it is not to allow those kinds of prejudices to continue to restrict and marginalize characters and stories. I smiled. Moving in with Amina’s family, when there was nothing left for me in England, was the best decision I ever made. “I did,” I replied, “but I’ve joined Uncle Felix and now I’m in New York City on a case. It was supposed to be Aunt Lucy’s, but since she just had baby James, I got it. Oh, it’s so good to see you, Hazel!”

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