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Dead Girls: Abigail Tarttelin signing

  • October Books 243 Portswood Road Southampton, England, SO17 2NG United Kingdom (map)

“This novel is dedicated to the dead and missing girls. According to UNICEF, every ten minutes an adolescent girl dies a violent death.”

Abigail Tarttelin will be visiting October Books on Wednesday 20th June as part of Feminist Book Fortnight.

She will be discussing violence against girls and women, female heroes in fiction, and art vs work AND signing copies of her brand new book 'Dead Girls' (Mantle) which is out on 3rd May 2018.

When her best friend Billie is found murdered, eleven-year-old Thera – fearless and forthright – considers it her duty to find the killer.

Aided by a Ouija board, Billie’s ghost, and the spirits of four other dead girls, she’s determined to succeed. The trouble with Thera, though, is that she doesn’t always know when to stop – and sometimes there’s a fine line between doing the right thing and doing something very, very bad indeed.

Tense, visceral and thought-provoking, Dead Girls is the new novel from Abigail Tarttelin, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Boy.

“Disturbing, challenging and terrifying…. This somehow manages to combine mystery, thriller, horror, and a lovely elegy to lost friendship”
Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths

"Feminist, bold, shocking, packed with little epiphanies"
Shelley Harris, author of Vigilante

Dead Girls is her third novel. Her second novel Golden Boy, published in 7 languages to date, was a recipient of a 2014 American Library Association ALEX award for stories with special importance for teen readers, as well as a finalist for the Best Debut LGBT Fiction LAMBDA Award in the same year.

Tickets limited to 30
£4 advance / £5 on the door