One big lie.
Two forbidden romances.
Three days to catch a killer.
An enthralling fast-paced murder mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences, Four Dead Queens heralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.
Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.
With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens.
Australia/NZ - Allen & Unwin
The Czech Republic - Albatros
Slovakia - Slovart spol
Turkey - Yabanci Yayinlari
Russia - AST Publishers
Spain - Ediciones Kiwi
Germany - Piper Verlag
France - Casterman
Brazil - Distribuidora Record
Hungary - Alexandra Publishing
Romanian - Editura Corint
Portugal - Grupo Leya
The US paperback edition includes a new cover and an exclusive short story from Queen Iris's POV with artwork!
FOUR DEAD QUEENS
Winner of the Davitt Award for Best Young Adult Crime Novel (2020)
Shortlisted for the CBCA Book of the Year, Older Readers award (2020)
The Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award 2020 Nominee
An Apple Books best YA books of the month pick (2019)
2019 Semi Final nominee for Best Young Adult and Science Fiction Goodreads Choice Award (2019)
2019 Bookshimmy nominee for Best Standalone and Best Plot Twist (2019)