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A Good Girl's Guide To Murder

“The people you love weren’t algebra: to be calculated, subtracted, or held at arm’s length across a decimal point.” ― Holly Jackson, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

That’s a quote from “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder,” the first book in Holly Jackson’s fast-paced murder mystery and thriller series that is massively popular on TikTok, generating thousands of videos and reviews.You can read “A Good Girls’ Guide to Murder” with many free book clubs on Fable, including Bookish Besties and The Page Turners.

What is A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder About?

The first book tells the story of Pip, who starts investigating nefarious events in her hometown. It combines the vibes of popular podcasts like Serial, as an investigation turns into an obsession, full of twists and an ending you’ll never expect.After popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, five years ago, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. Now Sal Singh is dead, but Pip can’t shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child; he was always kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn’t want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.

What is the order of the Holly Jackson books?

The “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” series is a trilogy with one prequel novella. The order goes as follows:.5 “Kill Joy1. “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder2. “Good Girl, Bad Blood3. “As Good As DeadHolly Jackson also has a newer stand-alone, “Five Survive”, not part of the Good As Dead series.

Are they making a movie of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder?

Back in 2022, BBC Three announced that a six-part series of the trilogy would be made by Moonage Pictures, with plans to film in 2023 for broadcast on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. Screenwriter Poppy Cogan, who wrote the BBC Three horror drama, Red Rose, adapted the novel. “I’m so honored that Holly Jackson has entrusted me with the adaptation of her hugely popular and brilliant novel,” said Cogan in an interview.

Five Star Reviews of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Hundreds of Fable readers have reviewed this novel, including these glowing five-star reviews.

"This book is a true page turner! Every chapter kept me hanging on until the very end. The suspense was unbearable and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. The plot was engaging and the characters were well developed. I absolutely loved this book and it definitely deserves 5 stars!"― Haidee

"I don't remember being so HOOKED by a book! This kept me in the edge of my seat even when I was STANDING!― tessachb

"The ending shook me to my core. This book literally got me out of my reading slump."― Tala

"Books like these are the reason why I LOVE mysteries and thrillers. Pippa has to be one of my favorite characters, Ravi as well. A teenage girl playing detective for a school project. A teenage girl who never gives up and wants to find answers. I really loved this book."― Paperback princess

"I avoided this book because people thought so highly of it and...really, how good could a high school detective book be? But (of course) I must say, stand corrected. Pippa investigating a local, 5-year-old murder case was full of twists and turns. It was an incredibly detailed mystery which I appreciated and made the book very enjoyable and hard to put down."― Nancy

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Quotes

Check out these brilliant quotes from the bestselling mystery series!

“And though this story does have its monsters, I’ve found that it is not one that can be so easily cleaved into the good and the bad. In the end, this was a story about people and their different shades of desperation, crashing up against each other.” ― Holly Jackson

“But sometimes remembering isn’t for yourself, sometimes you do it just to make someone else smile. Those lies were allowed.” ― Holly Jackson

"Because I don't know who I am when I'm not working, when I'm not focused on or totally consumed by a task. Who am I between the projects and the assignments, when there's nothing to do? I haven't found her yet and it scares me. Maybe that's why, for my senior capstone project this year, I decided to solve a murder.” ― Holly Jackson

“They were each other’s crutch to lean on when life got too much to carry alone.” ― Holly Jackson

“Pip knew a great many things; she knew that hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia was the technical term for the fear of long words, she knew that babies were born without kneecaps,” ― Holly Jackson

“The people you love weren’t calculated, subtracted, or held at arm’s length across a decimal point.” ― Holly Jackson

“But there was one final player in this story, Fairview, and it's us. Collectively, we turned a beautiful life into a myth of a monster. We turned a family home into a ghost home. And from now on we must do better.” ― Holly Jackson

“But sometimes remembering isn’t for yourself, sometimes you do it just to make someone else smile.” ― Holly Jackson

What genre of books does Holly Jackson write?

Holly Jackson writes young adult mystery and thriller books. “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” was her first novel, winning the British Book Award for Children’s Fiction "Book of the Year" award.Jackson has been writing novels since she was 15 years old. At the University of Nottingham, she majored in literary linguistics and creative writing and then earned a master’s degree in English.

Can As Good as Dead be read as a stand-alone?

While there are multiple mysteries in this three-book series, the books are meant to be read in order. “As Good as Dead” should not be read as a stand-alone because there are a lot of references to both of the previous novels since “As Good as Dead” is the final book in the series.The story begins as Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She receives threats from an anonymous person who keeps asking her: Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears?

What does as good as dead mean?

As good as dead means almost dead. You’ll have to find out the true meaning behind the book’s title by reading the book! No spoilers here! Is there a book after As Good as Dead?No, there is no other book after “As Good as Dead”; it’s the final book in the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series. There are no confirmations from Holly Jackson that she will write more books in that series.

What is the book As Good as Dead about?

Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by how her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast, but she can’t help noticing an anonymous person who keeps asking her: Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears? Soon the threats escalate, and Pip realizes that someone is following her in real life. When she finds connections between her stalker and a local serial killer caught six years ago, she wonders if maybe the wrong man is behind bars.

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