I'm a sucker for any story that rewrites the Jack the Ripper killings. Kerri Maniscalco has done an excellent job reimagining the events of those dark months in London and has created a wonderful protagonist as well. Audrey Wadsworth is supposed to be the perfect Victorian lady, but all she wants to do is study forensics under the tutelage of her uncle, who has taught her everything he knows about autopsies and how the human body reacts during and after death. Then the Jack the Ripper killings begin, pulling Audrey, her brother, and her new friend/romantic interest Thomas Cresswell, into the investigation. With great twists and mysterious turns, this is an amazing first addition to James Patterson's new Young Adult publisher, Jimmy Patterson.
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.