Murder on a School Night by Kate Weston

Title: Murder on a School Night
By: Kate Weston

This book has bizarre parallels with How to Find a Missing Girl: It is a feminist young-adult murder mystery The protagonists are a high school girl who wants to be a detective and another girl she’s been friends with for years who wants to be a journalist. (The detective is the POV character in HTFAMG … Continued

How to Find a Missing Girl by Victoria Wlosok

Title: How to Find a Missing Girl
By: Victoria Wlosok

This is an overtly queer feminist murder mystery book. It is set in a high school where a teenage girl has started a detective agency and is asked by the most popular girl in school, Heather, who happens to be the protagonist’s ex-girlfriend, to investigate her (Heather’s) boyfriend whom she thinks is cheating on her. … Continued

Kill Joy by Holly Jackson

Title: Kill Joy
By: Holly Jackson

Kill Joy is a prequel novella to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. Having Pippa investigate a murder in this book would break continuity with the trilogy, so instead it’s based on Pippa and her friends attending a murder mystery dinner party, which ultimately gives her the idea to investigate a real life murder and … Continued

As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Title: As Good As Dead
By: Holly Jackson

The third book in the Pippa Fitz-Amobi triology. I liked this one. I really liked this one. It re-treads a lot of the old ground from the first book, casting certain events in a new light after a new villain emerges. Pippa herself is in very real danger and needs to get her hands dirty … Continued

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Title: Good Girl, Bad Blood
By: Holly Jackson

The sequel to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. Of the trilogy, this is probably the weakest book. I did like it. It ties together some things that I thought were loose ends in the first novel, but actually turned out to be cleverly placed foreshadowing. The stakes felt higher investigating a current missing person … Continued

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Title: A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
By: Holly Jackson

A high school girl decides to investigate a murder in her small town that happened five years previously, but was considered a solved case. But all is not as it seems. Good mystery. Pretty believable how everything worked out. Very likeable characters (even some of the villains in the story!). Soon to be a BBC … Continued