Death Sets Sail – first event announced!

July 23, 2020

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, I’m not able to travel the way I usually do to meet fans. I’m so sad about this, because I love chatting to my readers and answering your questions about my books – but I’m still holding lots of events around Death Sets Sail‘s publication, and you’ll still have the chance to meet me virtually!

The first Death Sets Sail event will take place on Thursday the 6th of August at 11am BST (British Summer Time – check the time difference where you are, if there is one!). It’s in partnership with the lovely people at Waterstones, and I’m going to be interviewed by my friend and fellow author Katie Webber Tsang. There will be a guest appearance by my audiobook reader Katie Leung, I’ll answer some of your burning questions and I’ll even help you create a mystery!

Get your tickets now – they’re £5 (per screen, so you only need to buy one if you and your sibling or you and your friend are watching together), or £11 for a copy of the book and your ticket. I know that not all of you can afford to pay for an event, so don’t worry – I’m going to be holding some free events too, to make sure no one misses out.

There are just two weeks to go until Death Sets Sail publishes, Detectives – I can’t wait!

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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!

43 Responses

  1. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    im so so so excited, even though its on my birthday, im still gonna go >:3
    maybe idk lol

    1. Hello Evez,
      What a brilliant day to have your birthday on! Happy Birthday in advance- hope you have a great time!
      Colette

    2. Wow, that is soo lucky! Enjoy your bday!!! Also, sorry if you cant make the event because there will be lots more even if you dont wnat to come!

  2. I can’t wait!!!!! I think I’ve annoyed pretty much everyone I know because I talk about DSS so much. I can’t believe this is going to be the last book and I’m sure it’s going to be amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Hello Robin! I was just wondering how long the event will last. I really hope I can make it as it sounds so exciting!

    1. Hello Polly! It’ll last an hour – and even if you can’t make it I will be holding other events throughout the month, so hopefully you’ll catch one of them!

  4. Hello Robin,
    This virtual event sounds amazing- the perfect way to celebrate the publication of Death Sets Sail. Katie Webber Tsang is a wonderful author- Wing Jones is one of my favourite books! Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this event but I hope everyone who does enjoys it! Not long left!
    Colette

  5. It will be so fun (if I can go). I really can’t believe that it’s the last book!Really hope Robin does more amazing series after this!!

  6. i think i might be able to go, but im soooo excited for the announcement! and DSS ofc. if its a film, i would LOVE to play daisy, even though im black. and I’ve never really acted before, but im practising. oH WeLl

    1. I would love to be Hazel, or if there is a film a murderer would be a pretty fun character to play!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Yeah I would love to be hazel as I am from Hong Kong and I love acting. I have never felt right for any other character except hazel!

  7. Wooaaahhh!!!! YAY!! I read the extract from the book and it is so amazing! I ma so happy that you are doing this! I will try as best as I can to get a ticket! I have never actually participated or watched one of your events so this will be a really exciting experience!

  8. I don’t think I will be able to come because I am on holiday on the 6th!
    I hope there is good wifi were I am going so that at least I get a chance of going!

    I might be coming back from holidays after the 9 or a bit later so I wanted to know if there are some events happening then?
    (Online events of course!)

        1. I actually found out I can come and there is good connection!!!
          I have got the tickets and will be there and I am so excited!!!

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