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Robin Stevens

Biography

Robin Stevens

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 either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. When it occurred to her that she was never going to be able to grow her own spectacular walrus moustache, she decided that Agatha Christie was the more achieveable option.
 
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 then went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and now she works at a children’s publisher, which is pretty much the best day job she can imagine.
 
Robin now lives near London with her boyfriend and her pet bearded dragon, Watson.
 
Visit her website at: http://robin-stevens.co.uk/
Follow her on Twitter: redbreastedbird

Robin Stevens

Books by Robin Stevens

by Robin Stevens - Children's, Children's 10+, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean School for Girls for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There’s a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found --- murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who could have committed such foul play? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, will Daisy and Hazel be able to solve this mystery before suspicions tear the student body apart?
by Robin Stevens - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Youth Fiction

When Ted and Kat take a trip to New York to visit their cousin Salim and their aunt Gloria, they're prepared for big-city adventures. But when a painting is stolen from the Guggenheim Museum, where Aunt Gloria works, the surprises mount faster than they could have anticipated. With the police looking at Aunt Gloria as the prime suspect, Ted, Kat and Salim become sleuthing partners, following a clues across NYC to prove her innocence --- and to pinpoint the real thief. Ultimately, it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.

by Robin Stevens - Children's 10+, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Holiday, Mystery
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are spending the Christmas holidays in snowy Cambridge. Hazel is looking forward to a calm vacation among the beautiful spires, cozy libraries, and inviting tea-rooms. But there is danger lurking in the dark stairwells of ancient Maudlin College and two days before Christmas, there is a terrible accident. At least, it appears to be an accident --- until the Detective Society looks a little closer, and realizes 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 if they’re going to find the killer before Christmas dinner.
by Robin Stevens - Children's 10+, Fiction, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across Europe on world-famous passenger train, the Orient Express --- and it’s clear that each of their fellow first-class travelers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: There’s rumor of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, a bloodcurdling scream comes 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. The Wells & Wong Detective Society is ready to crack the case --- but this time, they’ve got competition.

by Robin Stevens - Children's 10+, Friendship, Historical Fiction, Mystery

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 about Daisy after all --- and she is furious. But Daisy’s anger falls to the wayside when one of their guests falls seriously and mysteriously ill --- and everything points to poison. It’s up to Daisy and Hazel to find out what’s really going on. With wild storms preventing everyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be.

by Robin Stevens - Historical Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

Two friends form a detective agency --- and must solve their first murder case --- in this start to a middle grade mystery series at a 1930s boarding school. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?