Holly Jackson | 'I did not expect it to blow up like this at all'

Holly Jackson | 'I did not expect it to blow up like this at all'

"I did not expect it to blow up like this at all," says Holly Jackson of her début YA novel, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, adding: "I'm now terrified that I've peaked aged 27 with my first book, and it can only be downhill from here."

Though she may be joking with the latter comment, the first is not an exaggeration. Jackson’s début—a compelling murder mystery which sees teenage sleuth Pippa Fitz-Amobi set out to crack a cold case for a homework assignment—was 2019’s bestselling début across the UK Children’s and YA market. It is currently shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book P...

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