Robin Stevens | 'They have been in my head every day, but it feels like the right moment to move on'

Robin Stevens | 'They have been in my head every day, but it feels like the right moment to move on'

In 2010, Robin Stevens was an inspiring writer with an idea for “a murder in a boarding school with two girl detectives”. Ten years on, the Murder Most Unladylike series has won awards, sold close to 725,000 copies in the UK and enjoys a devoted fanbase. In August, Puffin will publish Death Sets Sail, the ninth and final novel. So, I ask, why choose to end such a successful series? “It was a really big decision,” Stevens tells me, speaking from her Oxford home.

Heroines Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are 13 in the first book, and on the cusp of turning 16 in the ninth, very much teenagers. ‘Th...

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