The fabulously festive fifth mystery from the bestselling, award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.
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.
Simply spiffing * Daily Mail *
Fabulous * The Times *
Superb * Telegraph *
A superb puzzle . . . Splendidly seasonal * Metro *
Nancy Drew meets the Chalet School in this clever crime novel set in the 1930s. Robin Stevens' period detail, strong characters and meticulous plotting come together in a satisfying story * Scotsman *
Robin Stevens continues to impress * Booktrust *
Festive, fun and full of mystery * Country Life *