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The Name of the Star - Shades of London 1 (Paperback)
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The Name of the Star - Shades of London 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 29/09/2011
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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?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007398638
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"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

"An unputdownable thrill ride that will leave you gasping, laughing, and dreaming of London."
Ally Carter, bestselling author of the GALLAGHER GIRLS series and HEIST SOCIETY

"This book made me want to give up everything, move to London, and fight ghosts."
Holly Black, bestselling author of MODERN FAERIE TALE series

Praise for 13 Little Blue Envelopes

"Equal parts poignant, funny and inspiring, with a delicious fairytale ending."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Johnson's writing is sophisticated and humorous, her characterisations pitch perfect."
Kirkus Reviews

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“Great!”

This is a great book for anyone looking for YA without too much romance! Fun and spooky.

Paperback edition
31st October 2011
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“Spookily brilliant.”

With this book, and I have no doubt with the series of books it will be part of, I think Maureen Johnson has found the perfect balance between the supernatural and the more romantic side of YA novels.

The Name of the... More

Paperback edition
6th January 2012
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“A solid start to the series”

I'm not a huge fan of 'dark romance' but the Jack the Ripper angle drew me in. It's a pretty good book. Although it will be filed in the dark romance section, its a pretty good one to recommend to... More

Paperback edition
9th August 2011
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