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Ripper - Stefan Petrucha
Ripper
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You thought you knew him. You were dead wrong. Carver Young dreams of becoming a detective, despite growing up in an orphanage with only crime novels to encourage him. But when he is adopted by Detective Hawking of the world famous Pinkerton Agency, Carver is given not only the chance to find his... show more
You thought you knew him. You were dead wrong. Carver Young dreams of becoming a detective, despite growing up in an orphanage with only crime novels to encourage him. But when he is adopted by Detective Hawking of the world famous Pinkerton Agency, Carver is given not only the chance to find his biological father, he finds himself smack in the middle of a real life investigation: tracking down a vicious serial killer who has thrown New York City into utter panic. When the case begins to unfold, however, it's worse than he could have ever imagined, and his loyalty to Mr. Hawking and the Pinkertons comes into question. As the body count rises and the investigation becomes dire, Carver must decide where his true loyalty lies. Full of whip-smart dialogue, kid-friendly gadgets, and featuring a then New York City Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt, Ripper challenges everything you thought you knew about the world's most famous serial killer.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399255243 (0399255249)
ASIN: 399255249
Publisher: Philomel
Pages no: 427
Edition language: English
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CP3
CP3 rated it
3.5 Ripper Review
This book is full of action from beginning to end. You follow a boy named Carver on his journey to find his father. Meanwhile Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the town. Clues to finding his father lead up to Jack the Ripper. Could the Ripper really be his father? As you get deeper into the book you wi...
Yakmum
Yakmum rated it
0.0 Ripper
YA/mystery/hist-Fica twist on the jack the ripper story. Set in 1880,s New York City. Orphan boy taken in by the Pinkerton Agency. This is for gadget loving mystery lovers. It is fast paced and engaging. Target reader-a grade nine boy.
DrAwkto Reads
DrAwkto Reads rated it
4.0 Ripper
This review can also be found on my blog. The introduction to the book throws you in to the plot. It was a great start to the novel.The mystery kept me on my toes. Petrucha did an amazing job detailing the story. It definitely felt like a cat and mouse chase. Having the story narrated in third pers...
TStarnes Book reviews
TStarnes Book reviews rated it
5.0 Ripper Review
The plot progresses quickly with lots of exciting turns. This is obvious considering that at the beginning of the book Carver is in an orphanage and eventually ends up chasing Jack the Ripper. Along the way Carver meets future president Roosevelt, lives in an asylum and researches in a secret underg...
Joanne12
Joanne12 rated it
4.0 Ripper
This book was very entertaining. It was a new take a Jack the Ripper. I love reading anything about Jack the Ripper because let's face it, he is very interesting to read about. This book is about what happened to Jack after the Whitechapel murders. After Jack finished terrorizing London, he came to ...
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