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Booklist: Jack the Ripper

October 13, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fiction for Teens

Johnson, Maureen. The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1 – Putnam, 2011)
Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation. Also books #2 and #3, The Madness Underneath and The Shadow Cabinet.

Kirby, Matthew J. A Taste for Monsters (Scholastic, 2016)
In 1888 seventeen-year-old Evelyn Fallow, herself disfigured by the phosphorus in the match factory where she worked, has been hired as a maid to Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man–but when the Jack the Ripper murders begin she and Merrick find themselves haunted by the ghosts of the slain women, and Evelyn is caught up in the mystery of Jack’s identity.


Maniscalco, Kerri. Stalking Jack the Ripper (Little, Brown 2016)
A gothic murder mystery set in gritty Victorian-era London, where an intrepid society girl finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper.

Petrucha, Stefan. Ripper (Philomel, 2012)
Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.

Reeves, Amy Carol. Ripper (Ripper series #1 – Flux, 2012)
Sent to do volunteer work at the Whitechapel Hospital in the east end of London in 1888, seventeen-year-old Abbie discovers the identity of Jack the Ripper. Also the next two in the series, Renegade and Resurrection.

Nonfiction for Teens

Anderson, Jennifer Joline. Jack the Ripper (Unsolved Mysteries series – Essential Library, 2012)
Discusses the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders in Victorian England.


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