Masters of Mystery: Robin Stevens and Serena Patel

Friday 30 September 2022
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
The Guildhall
£4 (excl. fees)
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Who doesn’t love a gripping whodunnit? We’re joined by two brilliant best-selling mystery writers to chat about the enduring popularity of the genre and how we can create our own daring detectives based on our own lives and experiences. Robin Stevens, creator of the number-one-best-selling and multi-award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series will introduce her thrilling new World War Two mystery series, The Ministry of Unladylike Activity starring the courageous, smart and stubborn would-be child spy May Wong. Robin will be joined by Serena Patel, author of the award-winning Anisha, Accidental Detective series, following the fresh and funny schoolgirl detective Anisha Mistry, and her larger than life British-Indian family. Expect top tips for writing unique plots that will keep a reader hooked till the very last page! You’ll even get the chance to put your most devious and baffling questions to Robin and Serena!

Serena Patel is the author of the Anisha, Accidental Detective series which won the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award for Fiction. She lives in the West Midlands with her family and believes all children deserve to feel seen in the stories they read and that books are an important tool for empathy. When she’s not writing Serena enjoys watching movies, reading and eating cake. Chocolate cake preferred.

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Twitter: @SerenaKPatel
Facebook: /Serena-Patel-Childrens-Author

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. 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 she worked at a children’s publisher. Robin is now a full-time author, and her books are both award-winning and best-selling. She lives in Oxford.

Instagram: @redbreastedbird
Twitter: @redbreastedbird 
Facebook: /RobinStevensAuthor

This is a schools event and is also open to home-schooled children. You can reserve tickets by emailing or purchase tickets online.