Daisy's eyes lit up. 'Oh, Hazel, we are up against an extremely cunning murderer - a worthy opponent for our third case! I have the feeling that this may be the Detective Society's most exciting adventure yet!'
Robin Stevens was born in California and 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. When she was twelve, her father handed her a copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and she realised that she wanted to be either Hercule Poirot or Agatha Christie when she grew up. When it occurred to her that she was never going to be able to grow her own spectacular walrus moustache, she decided that Agatha Christie was the more achievable option. She spent her teenage years at Cheltenham Ladies' College, reading a lot of murder mysteries and hoping that she'd get the chance to do some detecting herself (she didn't). She went to university, where she studied crime fiction, and then worked in children's publishing. She is now a full-time writer. Robin now lives in London with her pet bearded dragon, Watson.
A delight . . . Hazel and Daisy are aboard the Orient Express: cue
spies, priceless jewels, a murder and seriously upgraded bun breaks
* The Bookseller *
Addictive . . . A rumbustious reworking of Agatha Christie's Orient Express caper -- Amanda Craig * New Statesman *