The Black Queen


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$18.99  $17.66
Delacorte Press
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5.8 X 8.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.12 pounds

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About the Author

Jumata Emill is a journalist who has covered crime and local politics in Mississippi and parts of Louisiana. He earned his BA in mass communications from Southern University and A&M University. He's a Pitch Wars alum and a member of the Crime Writers of Color. When he's not writing about murderous teens, he's watching and obsessively tweeting about every franchise of the Real Housewives. Jumata lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


"A murder mystery with much to say about modern-day segregation, policing, and personal biases." --Kirkus Reviews

"This chilling narrative adeptly portrays the struggle with balancing competing loyalties, personal safety, and pursuit of justice while operating within oppressive systems." --Publishers Weekly

"Masterfully plotted and impossible to put down, The Black Queen is a searingly brilliant and bold exposé of the relationship between privilege, perspective, and justice." --J. Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony

"At once incisive and chilling, The Black Queen folds hard-hitting truths into a propulsive murder mystery, delivering a story that both entertains and examines. This is Pretty Little Liars for a new generation." --Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series

"A bold, fresh, small-town-secrets thriller with sharp teeth. Grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go." --Alexa Donne, author of The Ivies and Pretty Dead Queens

"An addicting mystery and a razor-sharp social commentary that is as wickedly funny as it is twisty and surprising. Jumata Emill is one of the most exciting new voices I've encountered in a while. I couldn't put The Black Queen down." --Kara Thomas, author of That Weekend and The Cheerleaders