Top Marks for Murder has been reviewed in the Financial Times!

Top Marks for Murder was given a wonderful review in last Saturday’s Financial Times, as part of Susie Feay’s round-up of new children’s and YA fiction. She calls it: … a riotously retro world of pashes and plaits, feasts and gym-slips. Susie Feay, Financial Times, 24th August 2019

Two reviews for Return to Wonderland!

I’m delighted that Return to Wonderland, the anthology I’m part of, had not one but TWO reviews this weekend, in The Times and the Sunday Times. ‘Drink me! It’s hard not to lap up this collection of short stories by some of our greatest contemporary children’s authors, inspired by Alice. Peter Bunzl (Cogheart) focuses on […]

Death in the Spotlight reviewed by TES

I’m delighted that Death in the Spotlight has been reviewed by TES in their Class Book Review section. Natalia Marshall, LRC Manager at The Compton School, calls it ‘the best MMU novel yet’. Gia, a Year 8 pupil at Compton School, says ‘I love this book because the two main characters, Hazel and Daisy, are […]

Mistletoe and Murder reviewed by The Horn Book Magazine!

Mistletoe and Murder is out in the US and Canada at last, and I’m very pleased that it’s been given a lovely review by Elissa Gershowitz for The Horn Book Magazine. ‘Stevens’s frost-dusted Cambridge … is an appealing backdrop for this adolescent whodunit, and Wells and Wong’s partnership, with echoes of Holmes and Watson, is […]

A Spoonful of Murder reviewed in the New Statesman

I’m delighted that Amanda Craig at the New Statesman has included A Spoonful of Murder in her Easter children’s books round-up! She says: For younger readers of nine-plus, Robin Stevens’s A Spoonful of Murder carries her Murder Most Unladylike mysteries (Puffin, £6.99) into new heights. When her grandfather dies our narrator, Hazel Wong, must return […]

A Spoonful of Murder in the Guardian!

A Spoonful of Murder has been included in Imogen Russell Williams’ Guardian round-up of the best new children’s books this month! She says … Capable girls also battle patriarchal values in Robin Stevens’s A Spoonful of Murder (Puffin), the latest in the bestselling series starring 1930s schoolgirl detectives Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells. This instalment, […]

A Spoonful of Murder has been reviewed in the Telegraph!

The Telegraph has given A Spoonful of Murder the most amazing review! Emily Bearn says ‘Stevens’s success owes much to her ability, like Agatha Christie, to turn even the grimmest murder into a nostalgic comfort read … This is that rare thing: a series that gets better with each book.’ I am so proud – […]

5* Telegraph review for The Guggenheim Mystery

The Telegraph has reviewed The Guggenheim Mystery – and it’s given it 5*! Emily Bearn says that it is ‘gloriously inventive but still loyal to the world that Dowd has created.’ The whole review is below – it’s an absolutely wonderful one and it makes me incredibly proud. I also love that it mentions my […]