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

Front Cover
HarperCollins UK, Sep 29, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
105 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?

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
47
4 stars
32
3 stars
23
2 stars
3
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - TheTreeReader - LibraryThing

This is only the second book I’ve read by Maureen Johnson. The first being The Bermudez Triangle. I enjoyed that book but it wasn’t the best. It made me want to read more of her books but not right ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

This story was solid and I really appreciated that. For a YA series starter, there weren't giant loose ends, just a naturally unnatural development at the end which speaks of more tale to tell. The ... Read full review

All 5 reviews »

Contents

21
22
23
24
 
INNER VILENESS
25
26

7
8
9
 
PERSISTENT ENERGY
10
11
12
13
14
15
 
THE STAR THAT KILLS
16
17
18
19
20
27
28
29
30
31
32
 
TERMINUS
33
34
35
36
37
38
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

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

Bibliographic information