The Sixth Victim (A Constance Piper Mystery)
London’s East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins...The foggy streets of London’s Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange... show more
London’s East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins...The foggy streets of London’s Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is not immune to dread, but she is more preoccupied with her own strange experiences of late.Clairvoyants seem to be everywhere these days. Constance’s mother has found comfort in contacting her late father in a séance. But are such powers real? And could Constance really be possessed of second sight? She longs for the wise counsel of her mentor and champion of the poor, Emily Tindall, but the kind missionary has gone missing.Following the latest grisly discovery, Constance is contacted by a high-born lady of means who fears the victim may be her missing sister. She implores Constance to use her clairvoyance to help solve the crime, which the press is calling “the Whitechapel Mystery,” attributing the murder to the Ripper.As Constance becomes embroiled in intrigue far more sinister than she could have imagined, assistance comes in a startling manner that profoundly challenges her assumptions about the nature of reality. She’ll need all the help she can get—because there may be more than one depraved killer out there...Praise for Tessa Harris and the Dr. Thomas Silkstone Mysteries The Lazarus Curse“Stellar . . . Harris’s prose and characterizations have only become more assured.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Harris successfully balances history, homicide, sorcery and social justice in her idealistic hero’s fourth case.” —Kirkus ReviewsThe Devil’s Breath“Excellent . . . Both literally and figuratively atmospheric, this will appeal to fans of Imogen Robertson’s series during the same period.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)The Dead Shall Not Rest“Populated with real historical characters and admirably researched, Harris’s novel features a complex and engrossing plot. A touch of romance makes this sophomore outing even more enticing. Savvy readers will also recall Hilary Mantel’s The Giant, O’Brien.” —Library JournalThe Anatomist's Apprentice“Densely plotted . . . We await—indeed, demand—the sequel.” —The New York Times Book Review
Publish date: 2017-05-30
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
The Sixth Victim (A Constance Piper Mystery) by Tessa Harris is brilliantly written and a fast, mesmerizing book to read. I gave it five stars because this author made me feel as if I were on the foggy, frightening streets. I received a complimentary Kindle copy from Kensington Books and NetGalley...
** spoiler alert ** Set in London during the days of the Jack the Ripper frenzy, this book was both entertaining and creepy. The murders of Jack the Ripper, while important to the story, are mostly in the background.The main story is told of two characters. One is Constance who thinks she may be cla...