On Wednesday, June 20, critically acclaimed author Abigail Tarttelin will be visiting Southampton's only radical bookshop October Books, as part of Feminist Book Fortnight to discuss and sign her new feminist thriller 'Dead Girls'.

"This novel is dedicated to the dead and missing girls," says the author.

"According to UNICEF, every ten minutes an adolescent girl dies a violent death.”

Tense, visceral and thought-provoking, Dead Girls is the new novel from Abigail Tarttellin, the critically acclaimed author of Golden Boy (ALEX award winner 2014, finalist for best debut LGBT fiction LAMBDA award 2014).

Abigail will be at October Books in Portswood discussing violence against girls and women, female heroes in fiction, art vs work and signing copies of Dead Girls. which was published in May.

When her best friend Billie is found murdered, eleven-year-old Thera, who is 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.

The evening will include a 45 minute talk, followed by a book signing and opportunity for audience questions.

Tickets are £4 in advance, through www.eventbrite.co.uk or ask at the shop.