The Ripper's Shadow : A Victorian Mystery
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 155 x 234 x 35.56mm | 657.71g
- 10 Jan 2017
- Crooked Lane Books
- United States
Other books in this series
06 Nov 2012
01 Apr 2014
30 Apr 2005
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"Laura Joh Rowland reinvents the story of Jack the Ripper in a wholly unexpected way. Gritty, imaginative, and full of nail-biting suspense, The Ripper s Shadow is a triumph."
--Tasha Alexander, NYT bestselling author of A Terrible Beauty
"Please let this be the start of a series. I went into The Ripper's Shadow wondering if I could care about another Jack the Ripper novel, and emerged at the end of it thrilled, off-balance, and astonished at how Laura Joh Rowland was able to bring Victorian England into such vivid life, and a story we all know into new relief. This is a fantastic read."
--Charles Finch, bestselling author of The Inheritance
"Laura Joh Rowland has penned an imaginative, chilling reinterpretation of Jack the Ripper s bloody reign of terror. A dark, seductive peek into the dangerous underbelly of Victorian London."
--C.S. Harris, bestselling author of the Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries
"Tense, pacy and compelling; Laura Joh Rowland commands empathy for the Ripper s victims and sincere affections for her characters."
--Stephen Gallagher, critically acclaimed author of The Kingdom of Bones and The Bedlam Detective
Praise for Laura Joh Rowland:
"Rowland offers the usual high-stakes suspense, convincing period detail, and nuanced characters you care about."
--Publishers Weekly on The Iris Fan
"In addition to intricate plotting, Rowland's consistent strength throughout her series has been the authority she brings to her portraits of her idiosyncratic characters and their world. Her descriptions...never seem like mere wallpaper, but rather are elements crucial to the crimes that bedevil her characters."
--Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post on The Iris Fan
"Fascinating...there are few things as delicious as a good old-fashioned power struggle--especially the costume-drama variety, involving sword battles and perfectly timed barbs exchanged by witty women pretending that they're just drinking tea."
--Oprah.com on The Incense Game
"Stellar... Once again, Rowland sets the bar high for her hero, who must navigate treacherous political shoals as well as deduce the killer's identity."
--Publishers Weekly starred review on The Incense Game
"Excellent... With mystery, excitement and a bang-up ending, this is one you won't be able to put down!"
--RT Book Reviews Top Pick on The Incense Game"
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