Publication Date: 02/02/2023 ISBN: 9780702322945 Category:

The Black Queen

Jumata Emill

Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 02/02/2023 ISBN: 9780702322945 Category:
Paperback / Softback




A dark and twisty murder mystery – Ace
of Spades meets Riverdale

‘At once incisive and chilling, The Black Queen
folds hard-hitting truths into a propulsive murder mystery, delivering
a story that both entertains and examines. This is Pretty
Little Liars for a new generation.’ – Tahereh Mafi, New
York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series

Tinsley McArthur was supposed to become homecoming queen, just
like generations of McArthur women before her. But in a bid for
diversity, Lovett High wants a black queen this year and the top
contender is the bold and beautiful Nova Albright. Though Tinsley
tries to convince her to drop out, Nova isn’t about to step aside
for some rich white girl.

On homecoming night, drunk and enraged, Tinsley is caught on camera
declaring she should have killed Nova. The next morning Lovett
High’s first Black homecoming queen turns up dead. Would Tinsley
do anything for the crown?

Nova’s best friend Duchess certainly thinks so. So when Tinsley
asks Duchess for help to clear her name, she agrees. She’s determined
to get justice for Nova, even it means befriending a murderer
to find proof against her. But their investigation begins to
uncover secrets about Nova’s past and one big secret that could change
everything in their small town.

Perfect for fans of Ace of Spades, A Good Girl’s Guide
to Murder and Riverdale

Sharp, clever and unputdownable – a thriller with a bite

From 2018 PitchWars author Jumata Emill

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