Death Sets Sail is the Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week!

August 9, 2020

DSS sunday times

Nicolette Jones at the Sunday Times has chosen Death Sets Sail as her children’s book of the week! She says:

‘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.’

I’m so thrilled to see Death Sets Sail recognised like this – thank you Nicolette! You can find the whole review online or in today’s paper – I haven’t shared a picture of the whole thing as it contains that first-chapter spoiler I’ve told you about, and I’m still trying to make sure that if you’re staying totally spoiler-free you won’t be confronted with it!

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I’m very pleased to say that my Behind the Book video, featuring a Q&A, a workspace tour and a reading from the last two chapters of Death Sets Sail, is available to watch NOW on the Puffin YouTube channel. There’s a link below – I hope you enjoy it!
I’ve got a new video on the way! Behind the Book with Robin Stevens will premiere on the Puffin YouTube Channel on Friday 18th September at 6pm BST.
For the rest of September, your prompt will be resolutions. This was suggested by Detective Society member Neve – and it seems like a great choice, since this is the beginning of the school year, a time full of new challenges and big decisions.
I’ve got good news for Scottish fans – I may not be able to come visit you in person this autumn, but I’ll be able to be with you virtually! I’m teaming up with the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour and Book Week Scotland for a week of absolutely FREE events for Scottish schools.
You have until the 6th of September to send all of your questions about the MMU series, The Ministry of Unladylike Activity, Howl the puppy or anything else you might want to know to a special email address that my publisher Puffin has set up: I’m going to be answering my very favourites on a new ‘Behind the Book’ video, premiering on the 18th of September on the Puffin YouTube channel.

9 Responses

  1. Well done Robin, I definitely agree with Nicolette about what she says about DSS, your books 📖 are all ways brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hello Robin,
    Congratulations on this achievement- it’s amazing! So many places are having Death Sets Sail as their book of the week/month which is so great to see. I haven’t read the whole review as I’m trying to stay spoiler free for when I do get to read it. Well done!

  3. Well done Robin!

    You deserve all of the recognition of the book and of yourself because you are an amazing/inspiring author.


  4. Brilliant! 😁😁
    This is great, you deserve it so much, I am so glad that you and your books are getting such recognition!
    I am holiday and when I get back I will be looking forward to finding death sets sail on my doorstep!!!
    This is so amazing and I am so happy for you and death sets sail!!!

  5. random thing i just thought.
    in the 60’s when lgbtq people rioted, i can just imagine daisy and amina, middle aged people there and it makes my heart go WOOSHH lol ok u can ignore this.
    (oh and hazel supporting them, ofc)

  6. Wow, this is fantastic news, Robin! You’ve had so many great reviews now, congratulations!

  7. Hi Robin,
    Congratulations! Also…
    I purchased Death Sets Sail yesterday and I’ve already finished it!
    I’m a massive bookworm! 😛

  8. I’m going to suggest Death Sets Sail for CBBC’s(Children’s British Broadcasting Coorporation) book of the month for next month! They already have September so it’ll be October’s book of the month probably! Finger’s crossed…

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