“In this terrific series opener, Afia evokes the women’s lives in all their wayward and beautiful glory, especially the abruptness with which their dreams, hopes and fears cease to exist.”--The New York Times The start of an exciting new historical mystery series set during the Harlem Renaissance from debut author Nekesa Afia Harlem, 1926. Young Black women like Louise Lloyd are ending up dead. Following a harrowing kidnapping ordeal when she was in her teens, Louise is doing everything she can to maintain a normal life. She’s succeeding, too. She spends her days working at Maggie’s Café and her nights at the Zodiac, Harlem’s hottest speakeasy. Louise’s friends, especially her girlfriend, Rosa Maria Moreno, might say she’s running from her past and the notoriety that still stalks her, but don’t tell her that. When a girl turns up dead in front of the café, Louise is forced to confront something she’s been trying to ignore—two other local Black girls have been murdered in the past few weeks. After an altercation with a police officer gets her arrested, Louise is given an ultimatum: She can either help solve the case or wind up in a jail cell. Louise has no choice but to investigate and soon finds herself toe-to-toe with a murderous mastermind hell-bent on taking more lives, maybe even her own....
“In this terrific series opener, Afia evokes the women’s lives in all their wayward and beautiful glory, especially the abruptness with which their dreams, hopes and fears cease to exist.”--The New York Times The start of an exciting ...
Author: Nekesa Afia
Rotting is for dead animals and stinking trash and stuff.” Glaring at her, Nurse Hemming stood up and waved the file under her nose. “Do you want to read this? Don't you see what is going on, child? You don't have a blood pressure, ...
Publisher: Brenda bailey
“A suspenseful, thrilling read that will keep you on pins and needles until the last page.” —Liezel and Angie's Book Blog Beautiful. Perfect. Dead. In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed. The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she's next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she's never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her. There's something he isn't telling her. But there's something she's not telling him, either. Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.
It's like she can't even see how crazy it is to have a party only a few days after someone's death—in honor of that someone's death. The entire situation has turned into some sort of a bizarre three-ring circus.
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In the middle of winter, a fire blazes through a dance studio. Seventeen young dancers die. Their promising careers cut short by a tragic accident. But where others see tragedy, DCI Katie Maguire sees murder. This is not the first fire to sweep through Cork. And in one recent case, the victims were dead before the fire was lit. Katie Maguire is determined to see justice done, unaware she's about to face her most chilling killer yet...
'The cause of death was the same for all of them, though, wasn't it?' said Kyna. 'Oh, much more than likely. But you never know – one of them might have suffered a myocardial infarction before the flames got to him, or her, or died of ...
Author: Graham Masterton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
It's 1999 and Thera Wilde is NOT a victim . . . From the award-winning author of Golden Boy, Dead Girls tells a story of Girl Power, murder and revenge. 'Tarttelin is a natural storyteller' Matt Haig A quiet community is shocked by the murder of an eleven-year-old girl. As police swarm the village, fear compels parents to keep their children indoors. Unbeknown to her Mum and Dad, though, one girl roams free. That girl is Thera Wilde. Thera was the murdered girl’s best friend. Together they were unstoppable and, even alone, Thera is not afraid: it’s 1999. Girls can do anything. And Thera reckons she can find the killer before the police do. 'Sometimes brutal, often tender, and always compelling' Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, on Golden Boy
'I feel like it's my fault she's dead.' 'No! Of course not. Why do you feel like that?' 'Well... I left her in the field.' 'Why did you leave her in a field?' 'That's how we always walk home,' I say. 'She's never been killed before.
Author: Abigail Tarttelin
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A girl accepts a mysterious invitation to play a deadly game in this suspense-filled thriller from the author of HEXED--perfect for fans of NERVE by Jeanne Ryan and Lauren Oliver's PANIC. You are cordially invited to participate in a game of thrills and dares. Tell no one. And come alone. Hope is sick of everyone treating her like she’s breakable. Sure, she has cystic fibrosis (basically really bad lungs), but she’s tired of being babied by her mom and her overprotective best friend, Ethan, not to mention worrying about paying for her expensive medication and how she’s going to afford college.And she’s bored with life in her run-down New Orleans suburb. When an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself the Society, Hope jumps at the chance for some excitement. This could be her ticket out. All she has to do is complete a few dares and she just might win some real money. But the Society isn’t all that it seems . . . and soon Hope finds that playing the game isn’t a choice—it’s a requirement. “Dark, twisty, and thrilling.” —Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die “A delicious and fast-paced read! This one kept me up way past my bedtime!” —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
¡Because you}re my best friend and I care about you and I don}t want you to get bludgeoned to death.¢ Best friend. Exactly what I don}t want to be anymore. ¡How}s Savannah?¢ I ask. ¡Savannah?¢ There}s a horrible pause, ...
Author: Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
With an introduction by award-winning novelist Colm Tóibín Opening with a crime of passion after a years-long love affair has soured, The Dead Girls soon plunges into an investigation of something even darker: Serafina Baladro and her sister run a successful brothel business in a small town, so successful that they begin to expand. But when business starts to falter, life in the brothel turns ugly, and slowly, girls start disappearing . . . Based on real events, the story of serial-killing brothel owners Delfina and María de Jésus González, whose crimes were uncovered in 1964, The Dead Girls is a deliciously satirical black comedy - a potent blend of sex and mayhem. Written in the laconic tones of a police report, it cleverly uncovers the hopeless pedantry of a broken justice system, and the dark world of prostitution.
'The girl's body turned up in a vacant lot in Colonia Las Flores. ... This is the opening of Part 4 of Roberto Bolaño's novel 2666, a novel first published in Spanish in 2004, a year after the author's death at the age of fifty.
Author: Jorge Ibargüengoitia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
I may not remember everything, but I know he won’t hurt anyone else. I won’t let him. It’s been two months since a serial killer brutally attacked police detective Alisha Green and left her for dead. Two months since she could effortlessly recall simple things, since her mind felt remotely sound. The nameless killer thinks he knows her, thinks she’s just another dead girl among many. Ali Green plans to show him he’s dead wrong about that. Ali has two enemies now: the dangerous man she’s hunting and her own failing memory. As explosive new evidence comes to light and conflicting accounts from a witness and a surviving victim threaten both her investigation and her credibility, she begins to question what is and isn’t real. And now Ali has no choice but to remember the past…before it buries her. A hypnotically gripping thriller that proves international bestselling author Graeme Cameron is one of the most unique voices in contemporary fiction today. “Chilling [and] blackly humorous…Normal marks Cameron out as one to watch.” —Daily Express, 4 stars “Original and gripping.” —Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author, on Normal
He'd been fit, muscular and tanned, but equally he'd been an old man, and death is something of an occupational hazard for old men. Annie hadn't been shocked, or even particularly sad, but even so, she was glad of the lunchtime drinks ...
Author: Graeme Cameron
A circus arrives in Durham in the 1790s and the whole town is excited... until the body of a Shaker girl is found beaten. 1790s. The circus has arrived in Durham, Maine. Before weaver Will Rees is able to take in its spectacle, he spots Magistrate Hanson – the man he blames for his family’s having to flee Dugard two years earlier. On his journey home he encounters Shaker brothers searching for a girl from their Zion community. Despite women not being allowed inside the circus, Leah had snuck out to visit it. They quickly come across her lifeless body beaten and thrown into a farmer’s field on the road leading to the circus. Bored of his household chores, Rees begins investigating at the expense of his home life. He becomes entranced by the lives of the circus performers, including the charismatic horse rider and tightrope walker. Is his longing for his old journeyman’s life causing him to take his eye off the case, and can he stay out of Hanson’s way and keep his family safe?
So, the strong man had killed someone, that was documented. ... They were extraordinarily large, well able to circle a girl's neck and squeeze, and as he'd noted before covered with scratches. ... 'About the girl's death?
Author: Eleanor Kuhns
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose. Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.
There were culsdesac, dead ends, lots of unlit deserted areas. But then again, maybe that was logical, from a vampire's planning perspective. Even in the hot beat of the sunlight, Claire shuddered at that idea, and moved faster past a ...
Author: Rachel Caine
Category: Young Adult Fiction