"For fans of Holly Jackson and Karen M McManus." The Observer
"An awesome book, full of mystery, friendship and sass. ***** " The Sun
"Fun, twisty and insightful...will keep you on the edge of your seat." Adiba Jaigirdar, YA Book Prize winning author of Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating
"I'll make it clear from the start: I did not kill Hugh Henry Van Boren.
I didn't even help. Well, not intentionally."
When Hugh Henry Van Boren, one of the most popular and richest kids in Jess Choudhary's school, is found dead, the student body is left reeling and wondering who the murderer could be... Jess, a student under strict instructions to keep her record clean or risk losing her scholarship, finds herself at the centre of the investigation when it's revealed that Hugh died in the exact same way as a character in a short story she wrote.
And then Jess receives an anonymous text thanking her for the inspiration.
With time running out, Jess knows if she doesn't solve this mystery she'll finally have something in common with Hugh Henry.
She'll be dead too.
An awesome book, full of mystery, friendship and sass * The Sun *
A gripping YA debut * The Guardian *
[A] boarding school drama with deliciously plotted Agatha Christie-style mystery...for fans of Holly Jackson & Karen McManus. * The Observer *
A satire on race and class privilege as well as a complete murder mystery, this is gripping stuff. * Daily Mail *
A satisfying mystery for a winter night. * The Irish Times *
At once fun, twisty, and insightful, This Book Kills is a gripping murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. * Adiba Jaigirdar, YA Book Prize winning author of Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating *
Witty and fun, from a very accomplished voice, this school-set murder mystery is an exhilarating read, full of twists that the reader won't see coming. * The Bookseller *
Gripping * The i *
This Book Kills is a perfect example of a YA thriller done right * Culturefly *
Sassy. Smart. And funny? What more could a girl want? * S.M. Wilson, author of The Extinction Trials *
A wickedly plotted thriller that kept me guessing through to its end, This Books Kills is not only mysterious and funny, it's also an insightful exploration of elitist culture. I raced through it! * Amy Beashel, author of We Are All Constellations *
Brilliantly fun, twisty and dark in all the right ways. This Book Kills had such great energy and pace that I flew through it. * Tess James-Mackey, author of Someone is Watching You *
This Book Kills is an entertaining whodunnit with rich characters and laugh-out-loud one-liners you only want more of. Sure to be the year's outstanding debut thriller! * Anika Hussain, author of This is How You Fall in Love *
Clever, cinematic, satisfying who-dunnit that perfectly operates on so many levels. * Clare Povey *
- Short-listed for Southern Schools Book Award 2024 (UK)
- Short-listed for Wandsworth Schools Fabulous Book Award 2024 (UK)
- Short-listed for Grampian Children's Book Award 2024 (UK)
- Short-listed for Concorde Book Award 2024 (UK)
- Long-listed for Spark! Children's Book Award 2024 (UK)
Dimensions: 198mm x 130mm x 24mm