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My Sister, the Serial Killer

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Sunday Times bestseller and The Times #1 bestseller

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019
Winner of the 2019 LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller
Capital Crime Debut Author of the Year 2019
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'A literary sensation'
Guardian

'A bombshell of a book... Sharp, explosive, hilarious'

New York Times

'Glittering and funny... A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart' Financial Times
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When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Disturbing, sly and delicious, Braithwaite's novel compels us to consider the limits of loyalty and the insidious weight of silence." - Aybami Adebay

"My Sister, the Serial Killer is a gem, in the most accurate sense: small, hard, sharp, and polished to perfection. Every pill-sized chapter is exemplary. Where others waste ink and trees, Braithwaite can conjure fully-detailed settings and characters with a finger snap. Of these, all shine. One dazzles. Tell Shirley Jackson that the Merricat Blackwood of the 21st century lives in Lagos, her name is Ayoola, and she is so obliviously/adorably/hilariously/heartbreakingly wicked, she'll make you cry tears of all flavors." - Edgar Cantero

"Who is more dangerous? A femme fatale murderess or the quiet, plain woman who cleans up her messes? Oyinkan Braithwaite answers that question with an original and compelling debut. I never knew what was going to happen, but found myself pulling for both sisters, as I relished the creepiness and humor of this modern noir." - Helen Ellis

"Bursting with chutzpah and laced with deadpan wit, My Sister The Serial Killer breezes in, knocks you sideways and waves goodbye with a killer smile. And like all deadly entertainments, it whets the appetite for more." - Liz Jensen

"Sly, risky, and filled with surprises, Oyinkan Braithwaite holds nothing back in this wry and refreshingly inventive novel about violence, sister rivalries and simply staying alive." - Idra Novey


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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: My Sister The Serial Killer (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 1-4328-6021-6 / 978-1-4328-6021-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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November 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 1-78649-597-X / 978-1-78649-597-6 (UK edition)
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November 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 0-385-54423-5 / 978-0-385-54423-8 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 1-4328-7304-0 / 978-1-4328-7304-2 (USA edition)
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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ISBN: 1-78649-598-8 / 978-1-78649-598-3 (UK edition)
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 0-525-56420-9 / 978-0-525-56420-1 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 1-78649-762-X / 978-1-78649-762-8 (UK edition)
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 1-78649-824-3 / 978-1-78649-824-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
ISBN: 1-5288-1314-6 / 978-1-5288-1314-3 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer
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November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel
Author(s): Oyinkan Braithwaite
Publisher: Anchor
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