PUPILS from across Stockton-on-Tees schools were treated to a morning of mystery and murder when award winning children’s author Robin Stevens visited North Shore Academy.


Author of the mystery book series ‘Murder Most Unladylike’, Robin came to talk to the Years 5, 6 and 7 pupils about her fifth, and latest book, ‘Mistletoe and Murder’ published by Puffin Children’s Books.

Inspired by a love of mystery novels as a child, Robin went on to study crime fiction at University.  During the author session she shared a glimpse of her own school days at boarding school which inspired her to write the popular ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ series. The pupils were also invited to take part in a detective quiz and were encouraged to create and solve a mystery of their very own.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “This event is the latest in a series of thrilling author events organised by our Libraries Service which gives young people across the Borough an opportunity to meet authors in the flesh. The children were captivated by Robin’s tales of her past and her crime fiction storytelling, and I can imagine many of them may now be inspired to delve deep into their imagination and write a mystery of their own.”