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Kid Lit programme - Robin Stevens

7th March 2018
Venue: The Great Hall, Oundle
Time: 1.30pm

Recommended for Year 6

Murder Most Unladylike the first book in the series was the winner of the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015. The series is set in a boarding school during the 1930’s.

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. 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!

‘A delight ... The Agatha Christie-style clues are unravelled with sustained tension and the whole thing is a hoot from start to finish’.  Sally Morris, Daily Mail
‘A feel good blend of Malory Towers and Cluedo ... Stevens has upped her game in this new volume’. Telegraph

EXCITING NEWS: This boarding school mysteries series Murder Most Unladylike is set for the big screen having been optioned for television and film by independent production company Pilot Media. 

Robin Stevens studied crime fiction, and then she worked at a children's publisher, which is pretty much the best day job she could have imagined. Robin now is a full time author. She will use a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate a talk that will introduce her mystery books and will encourage the audience to help create their own mystery plot. There will be time to ask questions at the end.

Come alone and see if you can spot the chink in the alibi or the anomaly in the clues, have you got what it takes to solve a murder?


Murder Most Unladylike; Arsenic for Tea; First Class Murder; Jolly Foul Play; A Spoonful of Murder (published Feb 2018); The Guggenheim Mystery