Plain Bad Heroines


‘Brimming from start to finish with sly humour and gothic mischief’ SARAH WATERS

‘Beguilingly clever, very sexy and seriously frightening’GUARDIAN

‘Atmospheric, sexy, creepy
totally addictive’ KATE DAVIES, author ofIn At The Deep End

‘A gloriously over-the-top queer romp’I PAPER


‘It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after

BROOKHANTS SCHOOL FOR GIRLS: Infamous site of a series of tragic deaths over a hundred years ago. Soon to be the subject of a controversial horror movie about the rumoured ‘Brookhants curse’:

In the early 1900’s, Brookhants students Flo and Clara fell madly in love, brought together by their obsession for a scandalous memoir.

A few months later they were found dead in the woods, after a horrific wasp attack, the book lying next to their intertwined bodies.

Three more grisly deaths followed before the school was forced to close.

Now, the school’s doors are open once more. But as the crew of glamorous young actresses assemble to start filming, past and present begin to blur. And soon it’s impossible to tell quite where the curse ends and Hollywood begins

‘Buzzing with wickedness
sly, wry and dangerous to know’Rosie Garland

‘Ingenious, jaw-dropping
a queer roar and it's terrifying and it's a goddamned triumph’ Paul Tremblay, author of andA Head Full of GhostsThe Cabin at the End of the World

‘Wears its brilliance lightly
it's dark, sweet, and addictive. Simply one of the best books I've read in the last decade’Joe Hill, bestselling author ofNew York TimesThe Fireman

‘A hot amalgamation of gothic horror and Hollywood satire, it’s draped with depth but bursting with life’Washington Post

‘A deviously delicious cake’O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

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