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Robin Stevens

  • 5 stars across 24 books
    Robin Stevens Biography
    Robin Stevens was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life.

    When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be Agatha Christie when she grew up.

    She spent her teenage years at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she’d get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn’t). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked at a children's publisher.

    Robin now lives in London with her husband and her pet bearded dragon, Watson.'

    Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series. The first book in the series, Murder Most Unladylike, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in the young fiction category.

    Robin's latest book Mistletoe and Murder is out now and would be perfect for a Christmassy read.

    Robin Stevens Facts
    When Robin isn't reading or writing, she's baking! Her favourite bunbreak would be a cinnamon bun.

    Robin has some REAL arsenic in her house! (In a very safe place, very far away from the kitchen!)

    Robin Stevens Favourite Book Characters
    Ted from The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
    Howl from Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
    Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie's books
    Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

    Our Favourite Robin Stevens Book Character
    Hazel Wong from Murder Most Unladylike

    Our Favourite Robin Stevens Book Quote
    'One of the rules of the Detective Society is that we never say no to tea.' (Mistletoe and Murder)

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    18th February 2016

    Murder Most Unladylike

    The first marvellous murder mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'Ripping good fun' The Times 'Plot... More

    (95 reviews)
    24th March 2016

    Jolly Foul Play

    Join Daisy and Hazel on their fourth mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series!'Ripping good fun' The Tim... More

    (55 reviews)
    18th February 2016

    Arsenic For Tea

    The second thrilling mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-styl... More

    (46 reviews)
    30th July 2015

    First Class Murder

    From the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Ex... More

    (40 reviews)
    20th October 2016

    Mistletoe and Murder

    The fabulously festive fifth Murder Most Unladylike mystery. It's Christmas, and the snow is falling in Cambridge, where... More

    (40 reviews)
    4th October 2018

    Death in the Spotlight

    Someone will take their final bow . . . The seventh thrilling Murder Most Unladylike mystery.Fresh from their adventure ... More

    (37 reviews)
    3rd August 2017

    The Guggenheim Mystery

    My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends. Three months ago, I solve... More

    (34 reviews)
    8th February 2018

    A Spoonful of Murder

    Shortlisted in the Children's Category in the National Book Awards 2018! It's the sixth murder mystery for The Detective... More

    (31 reviews)
    20th February 2020

    The Case of the Drowned Pearl: World Book Day 2020

    A thrilling mini Murder Most Unladylike mystery, specially written and published for World Book Day 2020. ... More

    (24 reviews)
    8th August 2019

    Top Marks For Murder

    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER'This is that rare thing - a series that gets better with each book' TelegraphThe eighth brilli... More

    (21 reviews)
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