Death Sets Sail featured on the National Literacy Trust website!

July 28, 2020

I’m very excited to be National Literacy Trust’s Author of the Week in their Family Zone section!

Head on over to their website to get writing tips, watch a new video from me talking about Death Sets Sail – and read a BRAND NEW chapter of the book!

It still isn’t Chapter One, which I’m waiting until publication day in the UK and Ireland (the 6th of August) to reveal – there will be a special reading of it during my Waterstones event, which you will NOT want to miss out on! I’m saving it until the book is published because I know that the moment you hear the first chapter you’ll NEED to keep reading – so I’m making sure you can!

Enjoy – and I hope this makes you more excited about Death Sets Sail‘s release than ever!

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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!

31 Responses

  1. Hello Robin,
    Congratulations on being the Literacy Trust’s author of the week! I visited their website yesterday and enjoyed reading chapters 2 and 3. I also enjoyed watching your video- I’m even more excited for Death Sets Sail!

    I’m not able to join in with the Waterstones event but I was wondering whether any spoilers would be talked about either here or on your Twitter page? I check them regularly to get the latest news about MMU events, signing opportunities etc but I don’t want to check and see a spoiler when I haven’t read the book yet! Anyway, I hope the Waterstones event goes well and I’m sure everyone who goes will enjoy it!

  2. Oh boy, sooooooo exited for DSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [death set’s sail.] Chapter 3 is so good and it just makes me more exited, bet it will be great!!!!!!!!! So happy for you Robin as well, author of the week.

    1. And another question!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, just really wanna know this = Will you [Robin Stevens] keep writing mini mystery’s for murder most unladylike? I love the mini mystery’s as much as the full length ones and was just wondering…………….

  3. i read the chapter yesterday (i check your twitter, insta and the website in general like at least every hour. i’m worried for myself)
    and chapter three is sooooooooooo ahhhhhhhhhhh i NEED DSS now

  4. This is amazing!
    Congratulations Robin, its absolutely amazing that you are author of the week!!!

    I am just about to read the next chapter, and all of the other stuff!
    I cannot wait for the 6th!!!!
    And the special reading of the first chapter will be sooo cool!

    1. I actually read the chapter last week and it was soooooo good, leaving me desperate for more, I watched the video, and cannot bare the idea of saying goodbye to them, oh my goodness, I will cry so so much at the end!

      Congratulations, for writing such marvellous books and I can’t wait to know what you are writing next!

      1. O My goodness, I had NOT realized that there was another extract underneath! (AHAHA)
        It was amazing, wow I am so exited to read the book!!!

  5. also i read those extracts u put on twitter just now and OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD IM CRYING. IM ACTUALLY CRYING.

        1. lol daisy wells is my emotional support character. period.
          (an emotional support character is like when you love a character SO FLIPPING much and you would do anything for them)
          like daisy wells could step on my neck and i’d say sorry imao

          1. Yea, I understand, I adore Daisy and Hazel beyond compare!
            P.S. I know what an emotional support character is ??

  6. Hello, Robin, I was just wandering if after writing this long and probably/definitely very sad book, if you waited a while or if you read teh book straight away after having written it?

  7. OK so on goodread’s ya’ll i asked robin “will lavinia and beanie fall in love?” (idk about kitty) and she said, and i quote, “ooh spoilers!” and AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
    i wonder if its gonna be in dss…?

    1. That would be quite AMAZING!
      But I honestly think that Lavinia is going to fall in love with George!
      So she didn’t reply to your question?

  8. Hello Robin,
    I just listened to your announcement about what you will be doing next –
    (Although it will be happening in two years time…)
    no spoilers!

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