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Robin Stevens is an author with British and American citizenship that writes children’s fiction. Born in 1988 in California, she moved to England at the age of three.
Order of Wells and Wong Mysteries Series
|1||Murder Most Unladylike / Murder is Bad Manners||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Arsenic for Tea / Poison is Not Polite||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||First Class Murder||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||Jolly Foul Play||2016||Description / Buy|
|5||Mistletoe and Murder||2016||Description / Buy|
|6||Cream Buns and Crime||2017||Description / Buy|
|7||A Spoonful of Murder||2018||Description / Buy|
|8||Death in the Spotlight||2018||Description / Buy|
|9||Top Marks for Murder||2019||Description / Buy|
|10||Death Sets Sail||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mysteries Short Stories/Novellas
|1||The Case of the Blue Violet||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||The Case of the Deepdean Vampire||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||The Case of the Missing Treasure||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||The Case of the Drowned Pearl (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
Chronological Order of Murder Most Unladylike Mini Mysteries Short Stories/Novellas
|1||The Case of the Drowned Pearl (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||The Case of the Blue Violet||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||The Case of the Missing Treasure||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||The Case of the Missing Treasure||2019||Description / Buy|
|5||The Case of the Deepdean Vampire||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of London Eye Mysteries Series
|1||The London Eye Mystery||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||The Guggenheim Mystery||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of The Ministry of Unladylike Activity Series
|1||The Ministry of Unladylike Activity||2022||Description / Buy|
The daughter of the Master of Pembroke College, Oxford (Father) and an employee of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford University (Mother), she went to The Dragon School and Cheltenham Ladies College before enrolling at the University of Warwick, where she studied English.
Eventually, she graduated from King’s College London with an MA. Robin worked as a bookseller for a little while. She also worked for Egmont as an editor. The National Novel Writing Month compelled her to write ‘Murder Most Unladylike.’
But it took the author two years to submit the manuscript to agencies. The story follows two schoolgirls that solve murders while overcoming personal challenges.
Her inspiration for the novel came from Josephine Tey’s ‘Miss Pym Disposes’ and Agatha Christie’s ‘Cat Among the Pigeons.’ She used her secondary school as the setting for the story.
At the time, Robin had no idea that ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ would become a long-running award-winning series. Some of her fans were surprised when she decided to end the series despite its popularity.
At the time, the author argued that the story had run its course. Hazel and Daisy were 13 when the series began. Two years later, they were young women who couldn’t get away with the schtick that had served them during their early teens.
The author also realized that the trials and tribulations of 15-year-old heroines were unlikely to appeal to her eight-year-old readers. The notion of moving on from a world and characters that occupied her imagination for a decade was sad for Robin, but she knew it was the right time.
Like many of her peers, the author took an interest in reading and writing at a young age. She credits her parents and teachers for pushing her to pursue storytelling.
Although, she thinks that her favorite novels had a more significant influence on her. Robin remembers her favorite stories sweeping her off her feet and then deciding that she wanted to replicate that experience for other readers.
The mystery genre was a natural fit for Robin because she discovered Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, and Enid Blyton at a young age. As a published author, writing doesn’t come as easily to Robin as people think.
She has days when she wants to quit because the story is seemingly resisting her. Sometimes, her inner voice will tell her that she isn’t any good. It will encourage her to give up.
However, experience has taught Robin that stories are never as bad as they appear when you’re writing them. And if you persevere, everything will come together in the end.
That mindset has never disappointed her. She gets her inspiration from the people she talks to and the places she visits.
Robin Stevens Awards
Robin’s accolades include Oxfordshire Book Awards and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
Best Robin Stevens Books
The author loves hearing from people whose lives have been touched by the characters she created. Robin’s best books include:
Murder Most Unladylike: Daisy and Hazel were determined to prove themselves as aspiring detectives. They had opened a secret detective agency at their school. But finding exciting mysteries was easier said than done.
Their big break came when Hazel discovered Miss Bell’s dead body. But by the time she returned with Daisy, the body was gone. Daisy and Hazel were determined to find the killer before the police entered the picture.
But how could they investigate a mystery when the body was missing?
Arsenic For Tea: Daisy and Hazel couldn’t wait to celebrate Daisy’s birthday at Fallingford, Daisy’s home. Daisy’s mother had pulled out all the stops. She expected the whole family to attend the tea party, including Daisy’s eccentric aunts and uncles.
But Daisy was not happy. She had discovered the truth. The party wasn’t about her, not really. But her sour mood was the least of their worries.
One of the guests had fallen seriously ill, almost like they’d fallen prey to poison. The guests would have liked nothing better than to leave. But the wild storms wouldn’t allow them.
They had also prevented the police from coming to Fallingford, which meant it fell on Daisy and Hazel’s shoulders to solve the murder mystery.
When Does The Next Robin Stevens book come out?
Robin Stevens doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Ministry of Unladylike Activity and was released on September, 29th 2022. It is the newest book in the The Ministry of Unladylike Activity Series.