Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia is the start of an exciting new historical mystery series set in 1920's Harlem. WE follow Louise Lloyd, a young black woman caught up in a series of murders that hit way too close to home. This book sounds amazingly fun and I cannot wait to read it!
Synopsis of Dead Dead Girls from Goodreads:
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....
Published by Berkley, Dead Dead Girls will release on June 01, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!