Things had changed a Deepdean. All of the rules had bent, and the power had moved. Elizabeth Hurst's reign was over, and none of us knew what would happen next.
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 achievable 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 went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked in children's publishing. She is now a full-time writer. Robin now lives in London with her pet bearded dragon, Watson.
Jolly gripping stuff * The Times *
Another cracking mystery * Sunday Express *
It's Agatha Christie for nine-year-olds with psychological insight from our Chinese heroine. Golly! * Spectator *
Enough twists and turns to satisfy young readers . . . An exciting story * Sun *
In her Murder Most Unladylike series, Robin Stevens has cleverly created a crossbreed of the detective and boarding school genres. The closeted, parent-free environment of Deepdean School for Girls provides a fertile breeding ground for intrigue and speculation. In this fourth title, the head girl Elizabeth - a tyrant in a gym slip - is murdered on Bonfire Night * Telegraph *