‘We assume that writing for adults is the pinnacle of achievement, but what book changed your life? What stories made you think about the world?’

The children’s author talks to Justine Jordan about the appeal of cosy crime, feeling like an outsider – and watching her schoolgirl detectives grow up

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Warning: when tween readers get their hands on the final book in the Murder Most Unladylike series, published next week, they may well burst into tears on the very first page. Fans have been devouring the adventures of 1930s schoolgirl detectives Daisy...

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