|July 27th||Murder Most Unladylike Review|
|July 28th||Arsenic for Tea Review|
|July 29th||First Class Murder Review|
|July 30th||Jolly Foul Play Review|
|July 31st||Cream Buns and Crime Review|
|August 1st||A Spoonful of Murder Review|
|August 2nd||The Case of the Missing Treasure Review|
|August 3rd||Death in the Spotlight Review|
|August 4th||Top Marks for Murder Review|
|August 5th||The Case of the Drowned Pearl Review|
|August 6th||My Predictions for Death Sets Sail – dissecting the blurb|
|August ???||Death Sets Sail Review|
Trigger Warnings: Ableism; Blackmail; Blood; Bullying; Classism; Ill parent; Murder; Parental abandonment; Sexual assault by deception; Stealing
Cream Buns and Crime is a collection of Murder Most Unladylike mysteries (separate from the main series), detective tips, tricks and information. This book spans mysteries investigated by the Detective Society, the Junior Pinkertons and Kitty and Beanie to unsolved mysteries, detective rankings and inspiration behind the Murder Most Unladylike series.
My favourite section would probably be either code-breaking or the unsolved mysteries. The coded letter in the code-breaking section is a teaser for A Spoonful of Murder (the next book in this series), and it is the exact letter that Hazel gives Daisy at the start of the next book. The unsolved mysteries are all intriguing (and creepy), and I hope that one day they might be solved.
The mysteries investigated by Beanie, Kitty and the Junior Pinkertons were also fun and interesting to read, as well as the Detective Society’s first mystery – The Case of Lavinia’s Missing Tie.
I also really enjoyed completing the code-breaking and the big quiz at the end of the book – I’m not sure how I was able to retain all that information! I wasn’t aware of how many codes existed, so it was really interesting to read and write in codes such as Morse (– — .-. … .), Pig Latin (IgPay Atinlay), Caesar Shift Cipher (Dbftbs Tijgu Djqifs) and Transposition Cipher:
Overall, I really enjoyed Cream Buns and Crime. I would recommend this book to any mystery fans, even if they haven’t read the rest of the Murder Most Unladylike series. This book spans a wide range of detection, which I really enjoyed reading. Cream Buns and Crime is the perfect handbook to Murder Most Unladylike.
Tomorrow I will be reviewing A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens.
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