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Arsenic for Tea

A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
Narrated by: Gemma Chan
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

"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)

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 Penguin Books Limited (P)2016 Robin Stevens

Critic Reviews

"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 feel good blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo.... Stevens has upped her game in this new volume." ( Telegraph)

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Amazing👌

I absolutely love this book and I have loved the series for ages. I think that Gemma Chan did a fantastic job, putting on voices for each character, and it really felt like she was the characters in my head. I loved it so much and can never get bored of these books❤️ I totally recommend it to anyone who is reading this and hasn’t listened to the audiobook. Loved it😙👌❤️

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Gemma Chan does not disappoint

The mystery itself is very middle-grade, but when it's supposed to get tense you feel the tension. Gemma Chan's narration is as soothing as always, though if I have to pick a flaw I'd say in some instances her words slur together, but that's so minor it's more ridiculous to point it out

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One of the best murder mystery series available!!!

A great way to introduce you children to the wonderful world of murder mysterys, this is such a good book that any child would like it.

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  • Eloise Boezak
  • 20-12-2019

Fabulous

I enjoyed the book very much and had fabulous writing. The books ending was jaw dropping and made me feel like I was the characters doing these things

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  • Claire
  • 05-09-2017

I loved it

The narrator spoke in a clear voice so I never missed a word and what a story!!

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  • Wendy Weiss
  • 25-09-2017

Arsenic for tea #amazing!

I absolutely loved it!
Arsenic for tea is an amazing book that I really enjoyed when me and my sister heard it on Audible!
The murder mystery was full of suspense and suprise, I didn't have a clue what the result would be in the end.
Saskia, age 10

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  • Anonymou
  • 26-08-2017

Loved it q

This book is awesome and I loved every part. I finished listening to this book in 3 days. Whenever I had time, I listened to it. I can't wait to read the next books in the series. I would recommend it to anyone!

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  • White Socks!
  • 15-05-2017

A lovely little story

A nice, simple little story that had all the ingredients of a classic whodunit!

Really enjoyed listening to it; peppered with a few red herrings, the killer was wrong guessed by me! 😂

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  • aisling young
  • 04-04-2017

Great<br />

loved it the books just keep getting better and better you should deffineltley read it

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  • Louise jane Everett
  • 29-10-2016

Amazing💖💖

Most Amazing book ive ever listens to since I was born I love it its amazin!!!👊💋💞💟💗💖💕❤💙💛💝💚💜💘💓🐾🙌😻🙌

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  • Georgia
  • 20-09-2020

Lots of edit errors

Good reader and excellent stories but many reader’s errors uncorrected and unedited across all of these books. Pay attention publishers!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-2020

Arsenic for tea

A thrilling, brilliant novel with many surprising plot twists, written superbly with thought out events.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-2020

Arsenic for tea

This was extremely superb👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿😀 I loved it! Mmmmmm lovely it was. I would recommend it.

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  • Hannah Riches
  • 24-04-2020

Amazing

I love the surprises and the best words and chapters I have ever read.i would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a GOOD book.👍