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