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.


North America - Putnam (Penguin Random House)

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!


  • 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)


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