The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1)

Author(s): Maureen Johnson

Children's Novel

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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"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

Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, but soon ran off to New York City to study writing and drama at Columbia University. Along the way, she served up hamburgers in the company of mad scientists and talking skeletons in New York, worked in a bar in Piccadilly Circus, nervously worked alongside five tigers in Las Vegas, and once got mixed up with the entire cast of a major West End musical. She is the author of The Key to the Golden Firebird and The Bermudez Triangle. You can visit Maureen online at www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com

General Fields

  • : 9780007398638
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : 0.268
  • : July 2011
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maureen Johnson
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 352