The Name of the Star (Shades of London, Book 1)

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HarperCollins UK, Sep 29, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
5 Reviews

Thrilling ghost-hunting teen mystery as modern-day London is plagued by a sudden outbreak of brutal murders that mimic the horrific crimes of Jack the Ripper.

"A gorgeously written, chilling, atmospheric thriller. The streets of London have never been so sinister or so romantic." Cassandra Clare, author of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

Sixteen-year-old American girl Rory has just arrived at boarding school in London when a Jack the Ripper copycat-killer begins terrorising the city. All the hallmarks of his infamous murders are frighteningly present, but there are few clues to the killer’s identity.

“Rippermania” grabs hold of modern-day London, and the police are stumped with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. In an unknown city with few friends to turn to, Rory makes a chilling discovery...

Could the copycat murderer really be Jack the Ripper back from the grave?

 

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i have not read this book. But from what i have read o the cover also from what my friends have said it is not that goo of a book.

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Find the enhanced version of this and other reviews at: http://The only thought in my head for much of the reading was that of Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore. It doesn't do much credit to a story when ... Read full review

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INNER VILENESS
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PERSISTENT ENERGY
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THE STAR THAT KILLS
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Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, but soon ran off to New York City to study writing and drama at Columbia University. Along the way, she served up hamburgers in the company of mad scientists and talking skeletons in New York, worked in a bar in Piccadilly Circus, nervously worked alongside five tigers in Las Vegas, and once got mixed up with the entire cast of a major West End musical. She is the author of The Key to the Golden Firebird and The Bermudez Triangle. You can visit Maureen online at www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com

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