Ellie Haskell is invited back to her old boarding school, St Roberta's by her friend Dorcas, who became games mistress when Ms Chips retired. Headmistress Mrs Battle asks who has stolen the Loverly sports trophy. An apparent schoolgirl prank soon gives way to murder, and Ellie can now be the star pupil. (Summary via Goodreads)
This was my first book written by Dorothy Cannell. I enjoyed it.
It was a light easy read full of just enough twists and turns to throw you off the scent of the real killer and thief.
Goodbye, Ms. Chips has Ellie going back to her old boarding school to try and solve the case of the missing trophy. She really had a hard time at boarding school and was not looking forward to going back especially seeing Headmistress Mrs. Battle! I don't know about you but I know I wouldn't want to go back to school especially if I had to meet up with the girl who bullied me! YIKES poor Ellie. At least she is able to feel like she can find some retribution and find the thief and killer.
This book is definitely at an easy pace so it's not hard to keep up. I would have liked to have read the earlier books to find out more history on the character Ellie.
Review by Penny M.