Dead Dead Girls

Dead Dead Girls

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The start of an exciting new historical mystery series set in 1920s Harlem featuring Louise Lloyd, a young black woman caught up in a series of murders way too close to home...

Harlem, 1926. Young black girls 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, Manhattan's hottest speakeasy. Louise's friends 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--several local black girls have been murdered over the past few weeks. After an altercation with a local police officer gets her arrested, Louise is given an ultimatum: She can either help solve the case or let a judge make an example of her.

Louise has no choice but to take the case and soon finds herself toe-to-toe with a murderous mastermind. She'll have to tackle her own fears and the prejudices of New York City society if she wants to catch a killer and save her own life in the process.

Title:Dead Dead Girls
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593199107
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    Dead Dead Girls Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Hooray! Look at this fantastic cover and tempting, mesmerizing atmosphere of 20’s Harlem: speakeasies, illegal booze, the beautiful women in shiny, gorgeous dresses dancing till the morning and dang...

  • Mara

    There is some choppy or abrupt moments in the prose and pacing, but overall, this was a wonderfully surprising historical mystery. I was expecting something akin to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, and...

  • Carol

    Nekesa Afia’s own promotional copy (displayed at her Twitter account @nekesaafia) exceeds anything I could devise: “if you want a jazz age murder mystery starring a tiny, tired lesbian, look no fu...

  • The Litt Librarian

    Read the full review over at The Litt Librarian! https://thelittlibrarian.wixsite.com/...I had DDG sitting in my virtual TBR list for a couple of months now, so I hope that this is the super early adv...

  • Laurie Flynn

    I absolutely LOVED this book. Such a powerful debut from a writer to watch, and Louise Lloyd is about to become your new favorite protagonist. I'm so glad this is a series to have more of Louise to lo...

  • CYIReadBooks (Claire)

    Louise Lloyd, age 15 at the time, escaped her kidnapper and saved three other girls from their captor. At the young age of 15, Louise became the famous “Harlem Hero.”Fast forward 10 years. Louise,...

  • Lyn Liao

    I LOVED this book and Louise. I wish I could have known her, and gone out dancing and drinking with her back in the 20's. The book brings the 1920's in Harlem to life, to the point that I could pictur...

  • Musings and Perusings

    Spoiler free section:Since this book is by a debut author, I tried to cut a little slack, but there's not a single thing about this book that is good. A debut novel should not read like the first draf...

  • Kal ? Reader Voracious

    I'm a simple gal, I see this on Twitter and immediately add the book to my TBR: "if you want a jazz age murder mystery starring a tiny, tired lesbian, look no further than DEAD DEAD GIRLS." And let me...

  • Emma

    I didn’t like the writing in this- it rubbed me up the wrong way. Also I didn’t really find the premise of the MC becoming an amateur detective convincing,nor some of the situations she found hers...