My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Braithwaite, Oyinkan
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Family Life
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Satire
Publisher: Doubleday
Published: November 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25in x 4.50in x 0.43in
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From The Publisher*New York>"My Sister, the Serial Killer is a gem, in the most accurate sense: small, hard, sharp, and polished to perfection."
--Edgar Times
bestselling author of Meddling Kids

A short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends


"Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer."

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola's third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede's practicality is the sisters' saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her "missing" boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.
     A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they're perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola's phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it.
     Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite's deliciously deadly debut is as fun as it is frightening.
Review Quote*"Who is more dangerous? A femme fatale murderess or the quiet, plain woman who cleans up her messes? In My Sister, the Serial Killer, 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, New York Times bestselling author of American Housewife

"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, New York Times bestselling author of Meddling Kids

"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, author of Those Who Knew and Ways to Disappear

"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, author of The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
Biographical NoteOyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo, a Nigerian publishing house, and as a production manager at Ajapaworld, a children's educational and entertainment company. She now works as a freelance writer and editor. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top-ten spoken-word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria.