Announcement: The Ministry of Unladylike Activity is coming in 2022!

August 2, 2020

Hello Detectives! A lot of you have been asking me what I’m going to do after Murder Most Unladylike. Some of you were even worried that I might stop being an author now this series is finished!

Until now, all I’ve been able to do is reassure you that I do know what I’m doing next, and I am absolutely not going to stop writing books. I’ve also told people upset at the end of Murder Most Unladylike that ‘all endings are really beginnings …‘ which I know sounded confusing! I’ve wished I could say more, but I wasn’t allowed …

… until today, when I can finally tell you what that means, and what’s next for me! And the answer to that is:


That’s right! I WILL have a new book series out in 2022, and it WILL take place in the same world as Murder Most Unladylike. It’s set during World War II and it stars three detectives: May Wong (Hazel’s littlest sister!), and two totally new characters who are yet to be revealed.

Oh, and there will be some other characters who you’ll know and love from the Murder Most Unladylike series … but you’ll have to wait to find out who!

I know that 2022 sounds like ages away, but really it’s not too long to wait. And I can also say that this is not the end of my announcements this year – there’s more good news coming this winter!

You can pre-order The Ministry of Unladylike Activity from today … and now all I have to do is finish writing it!

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Exciting news, Detectives: the numbers are in, and Death Sets Sail is floating at the very top of the charts! It’s the NUMBER ONE paperback in the UK, it’s NUMBER FOUR overall in the UK children’s and YA chart (in the week that we got a new Stephenie Meyer and a new Jeff Kinney) and it’s NUMBER TWELVE of all books sold in the UK. That’s ALL books, not just kids!
Death Sets Sail is out now – and my publisher Puffin thought you might want to celebrate that fact! They’ve put together a (socially distanced) party pack to help you and your friends wave goodbye to the series in style.
‘the story unfolds neatly and is satisfyingly twisty. It has a strong sense of place … and two budding romances, and explores the powerful bonds of friendship as girls grow up.’
At the end of a series, you want a big finish. Something to make the series go out with a bang. Well, Robin Stevens did just that with Death Sets Sail. Packed with suspense throughout, and unimaginable twists and turns, Death Sets Sail was without a doubt the best book in the Murder Most Unladylike series.
I have another event coming up next week – a live Q&A and reading in partnership with the Arvon Foundation’s Arvon at Home programme on Tuesday 11th August at 4pm. You can book tickets NOW – they’re £3 per screen – and I hope as many of you as possible will log on!
Because it’s publication day, I’m sharing a video of me reading from the first chapter of Death Sets Sail. But beware … the first chapter contains the first SPOILER! So watch … if you dare!

3 Responses

  1. Thank you for writing a new part of the series.I am 58 live in New Zealand and still need some joy! (especially when yesterday my oldest grand son told me he won the cross country because the covid ghosts were chasing him (was he teasing with me or just thinking out loud) Kia Kaha, be kind my darling, and to all those who read these lovely stories.

  2. Thank you !! I can’t wait for this new series !! I’ve already ordered Death Sets Sail and can’t wait to read it … I’m sure this new series will be just as amazing as the last!!!

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