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Robin Stevens - Author

About the Author

Robin was born in California and grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or 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 is now a full-time author who lives in Oxford with her husband and her pet bearded dragon, Watson. She is the author of the bestselling, awardwinning Murder Most Unladylike series  and The Guggenheim Mystery.

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Top Marks For Murder

Top Marks For Murder

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'This is that rare thing - a series that gets better with each book' Telegraph The brilliant new mystery from the bestselling and award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy and Hazel are finally back at Deepdean, and the school is preparing for a most exciting event: the fiftieth Anniversary. Plans for a weekend of celebrations are in full swing. But all is not well, for in the detectives' long absence, Deepdean has changed. Daisy has lost her crown to a fascinating new girl - and many of the Detective Society's old allies are now their sworn enemies. Then the girls witness a shocking incident in the woods close by - a crime that they're sure is linked to the Anniversary. As parents descend upon Deepdean, decades-old grudges, rivalries and secrets begin to surface, and soon Deepdean's future is at stake. Can the girls solve the case - and save their home? 'Riotously retro' Financial Times

Murder Most Unladylike Special Signed Hardback Edition

Murder Most Unladylike Special Signed Hardback Edition

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2019

*A signed anniversary edition of the first award-winning mystery, with an exclusive, brand-new chapter!* Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have started their own detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, but they're struggling to find any real mysteries to solve (Lavinia's missing tie doesn't count). All that is about to change when Hazel discovers the Science Mistress lying dead in the Gym. And the mystery only deepens when the body disappears before the girls can alert anyone. Can the detective duo not only solve the murder, but prove that there was a murder in the first place - before the police get there first? The first thrilling story in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series. 'Ripping good fun' - The Times

The Case of the Missing Treasure: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery

The Case of the Missing Treasure: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2019

A gripping mini-mystery from the bestselling author of Murder Most Unladylike. 'I, the Honourable Daisy Wells, have decided to give an account of another mystery the Detective Society has faced in recent weeks. It was very exciting, and very heroic, and I was very brilliant and brave...' A daring thief has been robbing London's most famous museums. . . When Daisy's birthday treasure hunt leads them into the path of the culprit, Daisy and Hazel realise where they'll strike next - the British Museum! With help from their friends (and rivals) the Junior Pinkertons, the girls must crack codes, unravel clues and race against time to solve the mystery.

Death in the Spotlight A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Death in the Spotlight A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Someone will take their final bow . . . Fresh from their adventure in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are off to the Rue Theatre in London to face an entirely new challenge: acting. But the Detective Society is never far away from danger, and it's clear there's trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the murderer strikes again.

Death in the Spotlight

Death in the Spotlight

Author: Robin Stevens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

Someone is about to take their final bow . . . Fresh from their adventures in Hong Kong, Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells return to England. But theyre not going straight back to school - first theyre staying with Daisys uncle Felix in his London flat. But when London life gets a bit too exciting, the girls are packed off to the Rue Theatre to face an entirely new challenge: acting. Theyre going to star in a production of Romeo and Juliet - what could possibly go wrong? But adventure has a nasty habit of catching up with the Detective Society, and it soon becomes clear there is trouble afoot at the Rue. Jealousy, threats and horrible pranks quickly spiral out of control - and then a body is found. Now Hazel and Daisy must take centre stage and solve the crime . . . before the murderer strikes again.

Guggenheim Mystery

Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens and Siobhan Dowd. My name is Ted Spark. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery. This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works. Then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft, and I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.

The Guggenheim Mystery

The Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

My name is Ted Spark. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery. This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works. Then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft, and I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.

Spoonful of Murder

Spoonful of Murder

Author: Robin Stevens Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2018

Puffin Presents the audiobook edition of A Spoonful of Murder by Robin Stevens, read by Katie Leung. When Hazel Wongs beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazels family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didnt expect: theres a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isnt just the detective. Shes been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazels name - before its too late . . .

A Spoonful of Murder A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

A Spoonful of Murder A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Shortlisted in the Children's Category in the National Book Awards 2018! It's the sixth murder mystery for The Detective Society! This time though, one of them is the suspect... Carries the Murder Most Unladylike mysteries into new heights . . . meticulously plotted and consistently delightful, and I can't recommend it enough (New Statesman) Superb (Telegraph) ----- When Hazel Wong's beloved grandfather passes away, Daisy Wells is all too happy to accompany her friend (and Detective Society Vice President) to Hazel's family estate in beautiful, bustling Hong Kong. But when they arrive they discover something they didn't expect: there's a new member of the Wong family. Daisy and Hazel think baby Teddy is enough to deal with, but as always the girls are never far from a mystery. Tragedy strikes very close to home, and this time Hazel isn't just the detective. She's been framed for murder! The girls must work together like never before, confronting dangerous gangs, mysterious suspects and sinister private detectives to solve the murder and clear Hazel's name - before it's too late . . .

The Guggenheim Mystery

The Guggenheim Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

The long-awaited sequel to The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, by bestselling and award-winning author Robin Stevens, creator of the Murder Most Unladylike series. My name is Ted Spark. I am 12 years and 281 days old. I have seven friends. Three months ago, I solved the mystery of how my cousin Salim disappeared from a pod on the London Eye. This is the story of my second mystery. This summer, I went on holiday to New York, to visit Aunt Gloria and Salim. While I was there, a painting was stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works. Everyone was very worried and upset. I did not see what the problem was. I do not see the point of paintings, even if they are worth millions of pounds. Perhaps that's because of my very unusual brain, which works on a different operating system to everyone else's. But then Aunt Gloria was blamed for the theft - and Aunt Gloria is family. And I realised just how important it was to find the painting, and discover who really had taken it.

Cream Buns and Crime A Murder Most Unladylike Collection

Cream Buns and Crime A Murder Most Unladylike Collection

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2017

A collection of short stories for budding Detective Society members. Daisy and Hazel invite you to discover their untold stories . . . Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are famous for the murder cases they have solved - but there are many other mysteries in the pages of Hazel's casebook. From the macabre Case of the Deepdean Vampire, to the baffling Case of the Blue Violet, and their very first case of all: the Case of Lavinia's Missing Tie. Just like Daisy and Hazel's cases, there's more to this book than meets the eye, including: Brilliant mini-mysteries, including two brand-new and never seen before stories Daisy and Hazel's own tips, tricks and facts This is the perfect book for Agatha Christies In Waiting and fans of the award-winning, bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series.

Mistletoe and Murder A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Mistletoe and Murder A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

The fabulously festive fifth Murder Most Unladylike mystery... The Detective Society never rests- even at Christmas... It's Christmas, the snow is falling in Cambridge where the detective duo Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the festive period. But Hazel's hopes of relaxing amongst the beautiful spires, cosy libraries and inviting tea-rooms are dashed by the danger lurking in the dark stairwells of Maudlin College. Two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident - until the Detective Society look a little closer, and realise a murder has taken place. Faced with several irritating grown-ups and fierce competition from a rival agency, they must use all their cunning and courage to find the killer (in time for Christmas Day, of course). Nancy Drew meets the Chalet School in this clever crime novel set in the 1930s. Robin Stevens' period detail, strong characters and meticulous plotting come together in a satisfying story (Scotsman) Festive, fun and full of mystery (Country Life) A superb puzzle . . . Splendidly seasonal (Metro) Fabulous (The Times)

Murder Most Unladylike Collection: Books 1, 2 and 3

Murder Most Unladylike Collection: Books 1, 2 and 3

Author: Robin Stevens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2016

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries. Little do they know that in the months that follow, mystery - and murder - will never be far away, and when Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym, the Detective Society is determined to get to the bottom of the crime. Then, soon afterwards, there's the incident at Daisy's family home, Fallingford, where a guest falls mysteriously, fatally ill. And when the summer hols come round, there's a thrilling ride on the famous Orient Express - and the girls' first locked-room murder case.Discover the first three books in this amazing series:Murder Most UnladylikeArsenic for TeaFirst Class Murderand follow Daisy and Hazel's fantastic adventures.

Case of the Deepdean Vampire: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery

Case of the Deepdean Vampire: A Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2016

Of all the mysteries that Hazel and I have investigated, the Case of the Deepdean Vampire was one of the strangest. It was not a murder, which was a pity - but I did solve it very cleverly, and so I decided it ought to be written down, so that other people could read it and be impressed.Camilla Badescu is in the fifth form, and has pale skin, dark hair and red lips. She comes from Romania (which is practically Transylvania). She doesn't eat at meals. And she seemed to have an unhealthy influence over another pupil, Amy Jessop. Now, I do not believe in vampires - I am the Honourable Daisy Wells, after all. But when I heard the rumour that Camilla was seen climbing head-first down a wall, I knew it was time to investigate...

Jolly Foul Play A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Jolly Foul Play A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Join Daisy and Hazel on their fourth murder mystery! 'Ripping good fun' The Times 'Thrilling' Guardian ----- As they return to Deepdean for a new school term, Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are faced with some big changes. For one, there's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects- and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery? 'Top class' Financial Times 'A delight' Daily Mail

First Class Murder A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

First Class Murder A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

The third instalment in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series; just like the iconic Agatha Christie, Hazel and Daisy have boarded the Orient Express! ----- 'A delight . . . Hazel and Daisy are aboard the Orient Express: cue spies, priceless jewels, a murder and seriously upgraded bun breaks' The Bookseller 'Addictive . . . A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper' New Statesman ----- Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express - and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered, her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished - as if into thin air. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first ever locked-room mystery - and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.

Arsenic For Tea A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Arsenic For Tea A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

The second murder-mystery in the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series! 'A delight . . . The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish' Daily Mail 'A feelgood blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo . . . Stevens has upped her game in this new volume' Telegraph ----- Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth . . . no matter the consequences. 'The second book in Robin Stevens' fabulous Wells and Wong schoolgirl detective series - think St Trinians mixed with Miss Marple. These are thrilling books for tween detectives who adore solving dastardly murders, jolly hockey sticks and iced buns for tea' Guardian

Murder Most Unladylike A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Murder Most Unladylike A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.) Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

Case of the Blue Violet

Case of the Blue Violet

Author: Robin Stevens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/02/2016

I am the Honourable Daisy Wells, President of the Detective Society, one of the greatest detectives ever known - and also a fourth former at Deepdean School for Girls. Violet Darby - one of the Big Girls - recently asked me to solve a most puzzling romantic mystery. I knew I'd be able to crack the case, and I did, in just a day and a half. It was one of my greatest triumphs (Hazel Wong, my Vice-President and best friend, is telling me that this is boasting, but it is also the truth). Hazel didn't believe I would have the patience to write the account of it, but of course, she was wrong. I did write it down, and it came out very well. I now, therefore, present to you: the Case of the Blue Violet.

Murder Most Unladylike

Murder Most Unladylike

Author: Robin Stevens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.) Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

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