Murder Most Unladylike #9: Top Marks for Murder

Happy 50th birthday to Deepdean! Celebrations, cake – and evil crimes! It’s back to school for Daisy and Hazel, and big excitement is afoot. Deepdean is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Plans for a weekend of festivities are in full swing. But have the girls been away TOO long? During their absence, the place has changed. Old allies have turned against them, and Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating new girl. As parents descend on the school to join the celebrations, old grudges and secrets rise up. Then Daisy and Hazel witness a shocking crime in the woods. Who is trying to destroy Deepdean? Can they solve the case – and save their school?

  • Ninth in this jolly entertaining vintage crime series
  • A thrilling return to Deepdean, full of startling twists
  • A totally addictive take on the classic detective genre
  • Bestselling series nominated for the Carnegie Medal

Recent reviews

See all reviews

Who's reading this?


  • Awards

    Winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (Younger Fiction) for Murder Most Unladylike.

Look inside

  • Preview 0
  • Preview 1
  • Preview 2

Rate this book

  1. loved it
  2. liked it
  3. okay
  4. not for me
  5. rubbish
Write about this book