If you love young adult mystery books, you definitely need to read Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series! Here are all of Holly Jackson’s books in order, including her series featuring the beloved teenage sleuth character Pippa Fitz-Amobi, plus a standalone YA thriller.
Who is Holly Jackson?
Holly Jackson is a British author of young adult mystery and thriller books. She won the British Book Award for Children’s Fiction Book of the Year (which includes the young adult genre) for her first novel, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.
In fact, that novel was an instant New York Times Best Seller, and remained on the bestseller list for months after its release. It’s also the best-selling children’s and YA debut in the United Kingdom since 2017.
Holly Jackson’s Books
As of now, Holly Jackson has written five books. Her breakout novel was the first in her AGGGTM series, featuring the plucky young Pippa (Pip) Fitz-Amobi.
That trilogy has two additional novels, plus one shorter novella. Her most recent book, Five Survive, is a standalone young adult thriller.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder Series (AGGGTM)
This young adult mystery / crime thriller series features a teenage amateur detective – Pippa Fitz-Amobi – as she investigates cases that she believes were either improperly solved or didn’t get enough attention. Her first case starts as a school project, but turns into something much bigger.
I’m going to list the books in chronological order (not release date order). So the prequel novella will be listed first, even though it wasn’t the first book released in the series.
Book 0.5: Kill Joy (Series Prequel)
Synopsis: This novella is a prequel to the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series, focusing on Pippa Fitz-Amobi and her friends at a 1920’s-themed murder mystery party.
Release date: February 18th, 2021 (UK) | February 28th, 2023 (US)
Book 1: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Synopsis: A teenage girl (Pippa Fitz-Amobi, or Pip for short) becomes an amateur sleuth determined to solve an old murder case in her small town. Someone was blamed for the crime, but Pip isn’t so sure they committed it – so she sets out to prove it for her school project.
Release date: May 2nd, 2019 (UK) | February 4th, 2020 (US)
Book 2: Good Girl, Bad Blood
[NOTE: The synopsis below may include spoilers from Book 1 of the series, if you haven’t read it yet.]
Synopsis: After solving Andie Bell’s murder (with the help of Ravi Singh) and releasing a viral true crime podcast of the process, Pip has decided she’s done being a detective. It’s too dangerous. But when a childhood friend goes missing and the police won’t get involved, Pip is forced to bring her sleuthing skills back and find him.
Release date: April 30th, 2020 (UK) | March 2nd, 2021 (US)
Book 3: As Good As Dead
[NOTE: The synopsis below may include spoilers from Book 1 & 2 of the series, if you haven’t read it yet.]
Synopsis: With the popularity of her true crime podcast, Pip’s been getting more and more death threats. At first, she thinks they’re harmless. But soon, she becomes convinced she has a stalker. Not only that, but this stalker is leaving behind clues eerily similar to a serial killer who was caught years ago. Was the wrong person put behind bars?
Release date: August 5th, 2021 (UK) | September 28th, 2021 (US)
Will A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder be a movie or TV show?
In 2022, BBC Three announced that A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder will be made into a six-part television series by Moonage Pictures. Poppy Cogan and a team of writers will adapt the novel for the screen. There is no set release date yet. Emma Myers (Enid from Netflix’s Wednesday) has been cast as Pip, and Zain Iqbal has been cast as Ravi.
Five Survive by Holly Jackson
Synopsis: Five Survive is Holly Jackson’s first standalone young adult thriller, about a group of six friends on a road trip in an RV. But things go terribly wrong when they are hunted down by a sniper – because someone in the group has a deadly secret.
Release date: December 8th, 2022 (UK) | November 29th, 2022 (US)
If you haven’t read Holly Jackson yet, I hope this list of Holly Jackson books in order helps you figure out where you want to start. I know I loved her AGGGTM series (even as someone who doesn’t read a lot of young adult books)!
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