The Ministry of Unladylike Activity 2: The Body in the Blitz
by Robin Stevens
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Pub Date 12 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 25 Jan 2024
The second thrilling and unputdownable mystery starring a new generation of the Detective Society, from the million-copy-bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike: Robin Stevens.
March 1941. Britain is at war, and a secret agency called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training up children as spies - because grown-ups always underestimate them. Enter May, Eric and Nuala: courageous, smart, and the Ministry's newest recruits.
May's big sister Hazel has arranged for them to stay on a quiet street close to the Ministry, home to an unlikely collection of people thrown together by the war. And it is in the basement of the bombed-out house at the end of that street that they discover something mysterious. Something that was not there when the Blitz wreckage was first combed through. Something that has been placed there recently. A body...
Could this be the missing Ministry spy that Daisy Wells is on a dangerous mission in France to find? Or could it be someone else - someone a resident of the street wanted silenced . . . ?
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Average rating from 37 members
I read the first one in record time and have such fond memories of reading it! The second in the series, Body in the Blitz was a fantastic follow on from the first. It’s not absolutely vital to have read the first one as the second one one sets itself up well enough for you to slip into it and pick up everything you need to. But I’d recommend it, because it’s awesome.
I loved being back with our fearsome trio - May, Eric and Nuala and this time, they’re spies in training! They still find themselves wrapped up in a mystery with a dead body on their hands. Or rather, in the rubble of a bombed out house but the dates don’t quite match up and that body shouldn’t be there…
They really are a formidable team and I always enjoy reading how they work together. They all balance each other out so well- the always cautious and meticulous Eric, the clever and confident Fiona and May, the hothead whirlwind who sometimes lets her mouth run quicker than her head. They all really are fab characters!
The plot was so compelling and I couldn’t stop reading. They’re so exciting and you truly get embroiled into the tale.
I’ve loved this series so far and can’t wait for the next instalment!