Death Sets Sail: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery, Book 9 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder.
Also travelling on the SS Hatshepsut is a mysterious society called the Breath of Life: a group of genteel English ladies and gentlemen, who believe themselves to be reincarnations of the ancient pharaohs. Three days into the cruise, their leader, Theodora Miller, is found dead in her cabin, stabbed during the night. It soon becomes clear to Daisy and Hazel that Theodora's timid daughter, Hephzibah, who is prone to sleepwalking, is being framed. And within the society, everyone has a reason to want Theodora dead....
Daisy and Hazel leap into action and begin to investigate their most difficult case yet. But there is danger all around, and only one of the Detective Society will make it home alive....
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 59 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||06 August 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 8,988 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Hazel and Daisy have grown up so much in this time and they are wonderful and amazing.
The characters, relationships, plot, writing, and twists are all sublime and fantastic READ THIS BOOK.
I recommend this book for anyone, but especially kids HazelandDaisys age, 11-16,begin with murder most unladylike and then read up to here, it is amazing.
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Can words really describe just how brilliant this book is? I shall try.
Daisy and Hazel are going to Egypt. Oh, how splendid for them! They are going with The Junior Pinkertons (HazelXAlexander) and Amina El Maghrabi, the Society's newest member. The Wongs are making their appearance (May Wong especially), Alexander and George's tutor- Mr. Young, and Aminas broken governess, Ms. Beauvais. And, perhaps most mysterious of all, an odd group of people who call themselves The Breath Of Life. The Breath of Life believe thseoves to be the reincarnation of Egyptian Pharoahs such as Hatshepsut and Tutankhamun. A rather snobbish bunch, I would say!
But then, in the middle of a week long cruise down the Nile, a murderer strikes. Theodora Miller, the societys leader, is found dead in her cabin. Her timid, sleepwalking daughter, Hephzibah 'Heppy' Miller, is frmed. The ship is headed for shore, where Heppy (surely innocent?) will be arrested. And so itas game on for the detectives, in a heartstopping race against the clock to dicover the true murderer before it is to late. Could it be Narcissus DeWitt, reincarnation of Thutmose III, or perhaps Ida Doggett, Cleopatra, who wamts to be Hatshepsut instead (Oh, that is Ms. Millers reincarnation!)? Or is it not what it seems at all? Join the Detectives for their final adventure as they race against time to find out whodunnit!
But this time, things will be different. Ths time, only one of the inseperable Detective Society will return. And, this time, Daisy and Hazel's growing up brings about the terrible realisation that, at one point, death claims us all....
If you like mystery (and don't mind a alight bit of gore, might I add!), adventure (the kind where you find yourself yelling"Oh, no!", "AHA!", "Oh, How simply splendid!"), a little romance, just a pinch of laughter, and excellent plot twists, then this is the number one book for you. I did like the fact that there was some pleasant good humor and laughter in this otherwise quite tragic tale! And I normally dont like romance, but the marvelous Miss Stevens has paired the couples so well, and made them so cute together, I actually went "Aww!" at one point! It literally felt so impossibly real, why, I felt as though I was there too!
I am writing in this awfully posh manner to be like Hazel. I am also called Hazel, and I feel I am quite like her! Only I am Irish. PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK AND THIS SERIES!
The Bookworm On Tye Hillxxx
ps. *SPOILER* Daisy is lesbian! Her and Amina are CUUUTE!, but I don't know if lesbians were treated well in 1936? Either way, what a WOW pairing!
pps. My web, the Bookworm On the Hill, which u can hopefully visit from September 2020, will have all my reviews (and this one) on it, so please check it out!
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Due to a technical hitch I didn't get this book til about 12 hours after it should have downloaded. But, boy, was it worth the wait.
I have been reading in every spare minute since (and some that weren't really spare!) Yes, it definately is the best yet!
I realised very early on that it was based on Death on the Nile; an excellent homage to Agatha Christie.
I wasn't sure about the ending, having read the write up on Amazon, but was compelled to keep reading. And it was a very good ending to such a book. I won't say any more, as there will be people reading the reviews who haven't yet read the book.
Now there is only one more thing to do - preorder the next Robin Stevens book! Do I really have to wait until August 2022 for it??
Daisy and Hazel are off on their last mission. But this time only one shall make it home alive...
On their boat trip along the Nile in Egypt with Amina, George and Alexander, a rather unladylike (but clever) murder was committed. Hazels father finally gives in and lets her detect (as he Rose and May are on the trip too), May tries to hep The Detective Society (but she actually helpd solve the case! Even though Daisy wont admit it.) SPOILER ALERT!
When Daisy 'dies' I honestly almost cried! It was like half of Hazel and Deepdean had gone. She got thrown off the ship and praticly drowned. She suprised Hazel on Christmas Day though, because she had been faking dead all along! When Daisy and Amina kiss, and Hazel and Alexander, it felt like everything was perfect, and the story could end there. Thats all Hazel ever wanted, she just wanted Alexander to love her, and look at her the way he did to Daisy in Cambridge.
Oki! Thats my review! Hope you enjoyed!
bye bye! :)
honestly, I think that robin stevens is so Creative with all her twists and turns. nO spOiLers , but at one point in the story
i cried. but if you read the book you will see why.
i reccomend this to anyone who loves mystery (and a bit of romance hehe). its just so good. also it has the best ending ever.
-Caitlin age 10 (bens daughter)