An outrageous plot of villainy starring seven brilliant young girls.
At Prickwillow Place, Disgraceful Mary Jane, Smooth Kitty and their fellow students are keeping a deadly secret.
When the headmistress of St Etheldreda’s School for Young Ladies drops dead at Sunday dinner, her seven pupils agree on a clever scheme: to bury their teacher in the vegetable garden, dress up Stout Alice in her place, and educate themselves. This is tricky enough in a small Victorian community, but when the girls deduce that their teacher was poisoned – (it was the veal!) – they realise there is also a murderer on the prowl . . .
In this book, we follow seven young ladies at Saint Etheldreda’s School for Young Ladies after one Sunday dinner when their headmistress and her odious brother’s murders.
At first, all the girls are suspicious of each other as there was no one else at the house that day, however, as they try to cover up the murder and live their lives with no rules, they find it harder and harder to keep their secret. Discovering that the murder weapon was poison the girls realise that the murderer is still out there and might come back.
I really enjoyed this cosy mystery. I thought it was cute and funny. It was full of twists and turns that I never expected!
One thing that I really loved was that however much the girls disagree and bicker, they always have each other’s backs and they love each other. One of the main reasons they stick together so much is because none of them wants to be split up.