Jessica Goodman was educated at a state school in Cardiff, and studied French and Italian at Worcester College, Oxford. Following a Masters in the European Enlightenment, she completed her DPhil under the supervision of Alain Viala, before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship at Clare College, Cambridge. She returned to Oxford and joined St Catherine's College as Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in 2015. She specialises in the field of eighteenth-century literature and thought, with a particular interest in the ways in which authors create a public image of themselves, both in their lifetime and after their death.
Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Jessica Goodman recommends
Don't Breathe a Word (2021)
"A fast-paced, exhilarating story about a boarding school shrouded in secrecy and the girl who will do anything to right the institution's wrongs."
Dark and Shallow Lies (2021)
(Dark and Shallow Lies, book 1)
Ginny Myers Sain
"Haunting and arresting, this is one stunning debut. Ginny Myers Sain has written a totally engrossing small-town mystery about what happens when you finally dig up long-buried secrets."
The Falling Girls (2021)
"A riveting, intimate portrayal of just how intense and all-consuming female friendships can be. Urgent and piercing, The Falling Girls is a gut-punch of a book."
These Deadly Games (2022)
"A propulsive mystery with high stakes and devious, masterful twists that will leave you guessing until the very last page. Diana Urban's latest had my jaw on the floor."
All the Best Liars (2022)
"Haunting, propulsive, and totally sinister. With stunning prose and gut-punch twists, All the Best Liars is a moving portrayal of the desperation that comes with being a girl trying to make a better life for herself."
The Agathas (2022)
(Agathas Mystery, book 1)
Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson
"A propulsive mystery starring two unlikely friends who give Nancy Drew a run for her money. With a totally satisfying and surprising ending, The Agathas is so, so much fun."
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How to Survive Your Murder (2022)
"Chilling and unpredictable. A meta must-read for horror fans and thrill-seekers."
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