29 Eylül 2014 Pazartesi

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens’
​adlı eseri American Booksellers Association
​ tarafından Kış/İlkbahar 2015 dönemi için 10 Bağımsız İlk yazarlarından biri seçildi

​ Ama ben yine de size Indies Introduce Debut Authors
​'ın ne olduğunu elimden geldiğince anlatmaya çalışayım; Üst üste beşinci sezonunda,  Amerikanın her bölgesinden kitapçılar her yıl iki açık oturumla, ilk yazarları ve yeni sesleri okuyuculara duyurabilmek amacıyla 10 İlk yetişkin ve 10 Çocuk kitabı seçiyorlar. Kış/İlkbahar başlıklarında 2015 yılı Ocak /Haziran döneminde yayınlanacak kurgu, kurgu olmayan, genç yetişkin ve orta yaş grubu çocuklara yönelik yazılı kitaplar yer alıyor.  

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Robin Stevens’ MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE has been chosen by the American Booksellers Association as one of their ten Indies Introduce Debut Authors picks for Winter/Spring 2015!

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Description: Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 9Murder Most Unladylike: A Wells and Wong Mystery

Agent: Gemma Cooper
Genre: Middle-grade
Random House Children’s Publishing UK, June 2014. UK and Commonwealth.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Spring 2015. North American. Publishing as MURDER IS BAD MANNERS
Manuscript available.

Description: MIBM final
Times UK Children’s Book of the Week
One of The Metro’s 2014 Summer Picks
Featured in the Booktrust Best Book Guide

Deepdean School for Girls, 1934. When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia’s missing tie. Which they don’t, really.)

But then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She thinks it must all have been a terrible accident—but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls know a murder must have taken place…and there’s more than one person at Deepdean with a motive.

Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove a murder happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning, scheming and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

”Reading Murder is Bad Manners is like drinking cocoa by a fireside: it is warm and witty and deeply satisfying.” —Katherine Rundell, award winning author of Rooftoppers

Murder is Bad Manners lured me in with a charming British voice, and then, just as I started to get cozy, snap!  I was trapped in a serious mystery problem.  Robin Stevens develops her girl detectives with a light, deft touch and delivers denouement with a flourish.” —Nancy Springer, author of the Enola Holmes mystery series

“Friendship, boarding school and a murder worthy of Agatha Christie,” —The Bookseller

“The book that has given me most pleasure is a first novel by Robin Stevens, Murder Most Unladylike (Corgi, published next month), which combines the pleasures of Enid Blyton’s boarding school books with her secret society ones…Plotting is what sets this book apart; this is about who was where at the time of the murder, and it’s about finding the chink in the alibi. Stevens’s duo – Daisy, who hides her sharpness under a chummy exterior, and Hazel, recently arrived from Hong Kong and out of place in an English boarding school – are interesting enough to hold up a second volume.” —Lorna Bradbury, The Telegraph UK

“Stevens’ novel, set in the 1930’s, is a skillful blend of golden era crime novel and boarding school romp, with a winning central relationship between plump, anxious Hazel, a new girl who has arrived from Hong Kong, and the super-confident blonde English rose Daisy Wells. The novel works both as an affectionate satire and an effective mystery story, and Stevens can go places Enid Blyton never dreamt of with lesbian teachers, drunkenness and hysteria amid the hockey sticks and buns. Top class.”—Suzie Feay, Financial Times

Really cleverly done and unexpected for what I thought would be a straightforward whodunit caper. It really added an extra interesting element and good on Robin for doing it.Melissa Cox, Head Children’s Buyer Waterstones

I absolutely loved it – it’s charming and witty and there’s so much in terms of in-jokes and she really grabs hold of all the traditions of this type of story and runs with them. You’ve got bunbreak, squashed fly biscuits and dormitories...but at the same time as this thrilling murder mystery.”Susie Day, author

Characters really engaging and I enjoyed the dynamics of this ‘best friend’ relationship that had lots of insecurities and jealousies. I got so caught up in their relationship and friendship....really exciting and engaging.” —Tom Percival, author and illustrator

"At Deepdean School for Girls, Hazel Wong is appalled to discover Miss Bell's body in the gym - then it disappears ten minutes later. Hazel and Daisy, teen founders of the Wells and Wong Detective Agency, get on with the case. An addictive debut, full of wit, panache and iced-bun breaks."—Metro

"I loved Stevens's tales of "pashes", shrimps (the lower years) and the midnight weird food combination of chocolate cake and cow's tongue (a match for Enid Blyton's feast combo of prawns and ginger cake). In fact, her plot is far pacier than a Malory Towers story. The conclusion is wonderfully far-fetched but satisfyingly unpredictable. I did not guess whodunit. Ripping good fun.” – Alex O'Connell, The Times UK, Children's book of the week

Next in the Wells and Wong Mystery series:

Description: AFT FINALArsenic for Tea: A Wells and Wong Mystery Book 2

Agent: Gemma Cooper
Genre: Middle-grade
Random House Children’s Publishing UK, January 2015. UK and Commonwealth.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Spring 2016. North American.

It’s the Easter holidays, and Daisy has invited Hazel to her country manor for Daisy’s fourteenth birthday. Lady Hastings has planned a birthday party—but when the guests arrive, it becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Daisy's furious, and Hazel's feeling more and more out of place—even the arrival of Daisy's dashing Uncle Felix, the black sheep of the family, can't cheer the girls up.

But then, at Daisy's birthday tea, one of the guests is taken ill. He dies a few hours later, of arsenic poisoning - and it soon becomes clear that someone in the house must be to blame.

Daisy, of course, can't wait to begin the investigation. Hazel, though, is more cautious. It was Lord Hastings, Daisy's father, who handed the victim the poisoned cup of tea—what if he really is the murderer? Hazel thinks Daisy could be ignoring how serious the situation really is. Can the Detective Society solve their second case—and do they even want to?

First Class Murder: A Wells and Wong Mystery Book 3

Agent: Gemma Cooper
Genre: Middle-grade
Random House Children’s Publishing UK, August 2015. UK and Commonwealth.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Spring 2017. North American.

After their exploits at Easter, Daisy and Hazel are ready to pass their summer in an adventure of a different kind: a trip across Europe on a steam train, accompanied by Hazel's dad. But murder seems to follow them around, and they find themselves investigating when a passenger in a first class cabin is killed. Can the Detective Society solve its first locked room mystery?

Robin Stevens’ Bio:
Robin Stevens was born in California but grew up in an Oxford college, across the road from the house where Alice in Wonderland lived. She has been making up stories all her life. She studied crime fiction at University, and now she works at Orion Children's Books in London. She blogs at http://redbreastedbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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