Penguin Random House Children’s has acquired two further novels in Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike series.
Books four and five in the series, as yet untitled, will be published in 2016 in paperback (£6.99) and will continue to the story of 1930s schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong.
Natalie Doherty, fiction editor at Penguin Random House Children’s, acquired the UK & Commonwealth rights from Gemma Cooper at the Bent Agency.
Doherty said: “It has been incredibly exciting to watch this series launch in such a positive way, and I’m so pleased that we’ll be publishing more books about Daisy and Hazel. Robin brings together two of the best-loved genres in literature – the murder mystery and the boarding school story – and gives them a wonderfully fresh, fun and original twist. They are as fiendishly plotted as any Marple or Poirot - the work of a very talented writer. We’re very proud to publish them.”
The third book in the series, First Class Murder, will be published in August.