Books by Abigail Tarttelin

Dead Girls (Mantle, May 2013)  

When her best friend Billie is found murdered, eleven-year-old Thera – fearless and forthright – considers it her duty to find the killer.

Aided by a Ouija board, Billie’s ghost, and the spirits of four other dead girls, she’s determined to succeed. The trouble with Thera, though, is that she doesn’t always know when to stop – and sometimes there’s a fine line between doing the right thing and doing something very, very bad indeed.

Tense, visceral and thought-provoking, Dead Girls is the new novel from Abigail Tarttelin, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Boy.


Full page photoGolden Boy (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2013) 

Max Walker: blue-eyed boy or girl next door?

To the outside world, Max Walker is a golden boy: a loving son and brother, the perfect student, captain of the football team and every girl’s dream boyfriend.

But Max was born intersex – neither fully boy nor fully girl. Now something terrible has happened to him, the consequences of which have left him questioning his true identity.  Can the people around him – his girlfriend, his classmates, his ambitious parents – accept him for who he is? Or will Max’s secret life tear his world apart?


GoldenBoyRSGolden Boy USA (Atria, 2013)

‘Terrific. A poignant, brave and important book.’ S J Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep

‘Sometimes brutal, often tender, and always compelling.’ Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

‘Gripping. Tarttelin is a natural storyteller.’ Matt Haig, author of The Humans and How to Stop Time

All rights available except: Spain – Ediciones B, Italy – Mondadori, Netherland  -Luitingh Sijthoff, Taiwan – Pushing Hanz, China – China Citic, Brazil – Globo Livros, Turkey – Pegasus