Mayhem is a masterwork of narrative suspense: a supernatural thriller set in a shadowy, gaslit London, where monsters stalk the cobbled streets and hide in plain sight.A new killer is stalking the streets of London’s East End. Though newspapers have dubbed him "the Torso Killer", this... show more
Mayhem is a masterwork of narrative suspense: a supernatural thriller set in a shadowy, gaslit London, where monsters stalk the cobbled streets and hide in plain sight.A new killer is stalking the streets of London’s East End. Though newspapers have dubbed him "the Torso Killer", this murderer’s work is overshadowed by the hysteria surrounding Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel crimes.The victims are women too, but their dismembered bodies, wrapped in rags and tied up with string, are pulled out of the Thames--and the heads are missing. The murderer likes to keep them.
Publish date: January 14th 2014
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books
Pages no: 305
Edition language: English
Series: Mayhem (#1)
This book tells the fictional story of some of the lesser-known but equally brutal murders in London in the late 1880s. It was interesting, and it had an interesting take on the supernatural cause of the murders (at least in this fictional account, naturally). I was worried that the author wouldn’t ...
1. MAYHEM, BY SARAH PINBOROUGH (Book 1 of Dr. Thomas Bond) Starting off the year with a book I loved because of the cover. I like historical fiction, and the overall theme of the book also interested me, but this cover is just fantastic. And it does a very good job of representing what the book has ...
On one hand, the way that Ms. Pinborough used real-life persons and used murders was totally different than what I used to read and it made for quite an interesting read. Apparently The Thames Torso murders that happened in 1887-1889 were as gruesome as the Whitechapel murders, conducted by Jack the...
The story in Mayhem is about "The Thames Torso Murders of 1887-89" with a paranormal twist to it. I didn't know before I read Mayhem that Jack the Ripper wasn't the only killer on the lose at the time. Sarah Pinborough has taken real characters and used them in this book, which was a great move to m...
Pinborough raises the bar on historical thrillers with this engaging tale, spinning off the long forgotten Thames Torso murders, horrific crimes overshadowed by the predations of Jack the Ripper, to create a chillingly realistic tale of mystery and supernatural menace. Reads like a collaboration bet...