More chances to get signed copies of Death Sets Sail!

July 27, 2020


Detectives, you may remember that I did a lot of signing of book plates last month. You’ve been asking how to get hold of them, and now I can give you the answer!

I signed 1,000 specially branded Death Sets Sail book plates, which have been sent to lots of different places. They’re going to start popping up in many different book stores, and as they do I’ll update this post with where you can get your hands on them. Please remember that these copies CAN’T be personalised (I can’t sign your name in them) – they just have my signature. But I think that’s still pretty special!

The first place you can find signed Death Sets Sail copies is the Blackwell’s website. They’re offering 50 signed book plate editions – and you can pre-order yours here!

Keep watching this post for more updates …

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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!

8 Responses

  1. I am all ready getting a signed personal copy of death set’s sail [WITCH IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXITING!!!!!] but I think this is great for people who have not bin able to get a signed personal copy of the book as they
    pre-order it all ready.

  2. Hello Robin,
    That’s great! I love Blackwell’s and if I need to order a book, I’ll usually get it from them. I have a question (sorry, I seem to be asking a lot of questions recently!) Will the signed bookplates be in the copies of Death Sets Sail that are sent to bookstores, such as Waterstones? If I’m not able to order a signed, personalised copy of Death Sets Sail, hopefully I’ll be able to buy a signed copy a bit after the publication date in an actual book shop!

    Also, congratulations for being the Literacy Trust’s author of the week. I read the added extract (both chapters 2 and 3) and I enjoyed it a lot. I also watched the video and am even more excited for Death Sets Sail. I’m currently rereading the whole MMU series in anticipation for Death Sets Sail. I’ve nearly finished A Spoonful of Murder. I like searching up videos of you reading extracts from different books so I can listen to it while I read! Anyway, I love being back in the MMU world and am looking forward to a whole new adventure!


    1. Hi Colette, no problem at all! There will be signed bookplates going to lots of different stores – some to independent bookstores, some to Waterstones – can’t guarantee where they’ll be, or whether you’ll be able to get a signed copy, so my suggestion is you check in with your local stores to find out!

      1. Hello Robin,
        That’s amazing, thank you! I contacted my local independent bookshop today and they are not sure whether they will be getting them or not- hopefully they are! Thank you for signing all those bookplates, many fans will be able to get signed copy because of it!

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