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Dead Dead Girls


Nekesa Afia

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: 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. Shes succeeding, too. She spends her days working at Maggies Café and her nights at the Zodiac, Harlems hottest speakeasy. Louises friends, especially her girlfriend, Rosa Maria Moreno, might say shes running from her past and the notoriety that still stalks her, but dont tell her that.

When a girl turns up dead in front of the café, Louise is forced to confront something shes 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....

All She Wants to Do Is Dance: PW Talks with Nekesa AfiaAUTHOR INFO: Twenty-four-year-old Nekesa Afia just finished her undergrad degree (bachelor's in journalism, with a minor in English) and is a publishing student. When she isn't writing, she's dancing, sewing, and trying to pet every dog she sees. She's been writing since she was a child and this is her debut novel.


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