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Dark Streets of Whitechapel

A novel by

Modern day criminologist and Ripperologist and bestselling author R. Barri Flowers delivers a heart-pounding historical thriller in DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, featuring arguably the most infamous and elusive murderer of them all--19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper.

In 1888 in New York City, the search for a killer of prostitutes comes to an end with the capture of Doctor Jack Lewiston, a respected surgeon and madman. But before he can go to trial, Jack escapes from custody and flees the country to London, England.

Brought out of retirement to track him down is ex-NYC homicide detective-criminologist Henry Marboro. In charge of the original investigation into the "Ripper Murders," Henry lost his objectivity when his younger sister was one of Jack's victims. Ultimately his obsession to find the killer cost him his career, his wife, and some time in a hospital for alcohol treatment.

Now on a renewed mission, Henry must find Jack Lewiston and bring him back to America--dead or alive--hopefully before more prostitutes become the victims of the serial killer.

In the process, Henry develops an attraction for a mysterious and beautiful American nurse, Loraine Broderick, who lives in London. Unfortunately, Jack also has his sights set on her as a target of his madness in addition to ladies of the night streetwalking in Whitechapel in London's East End.


"It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers! It was so gripping that I forgot to breathe a couple of times!" -- Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews

"A compelling and powerful account of Jack the Ripper.... Flowers has captured the sights and sounds of New York City and London's East End in 1888.... The action is fast paced; the suspense building to a peak to the finale." -- Barbara Buhrer of


R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and Ripperologist, bestselling crime writer, and the author of more than forty books, including the thrillers Dead in the Rose City, Justice Served, Persuasive Evidence, and State's Evidence; as well as the bestselling true crime classic The Sex Slave Murders. His criminology titles include Prostitution in the Digital Age, The Prostitution of Women and Girls, Runaway Kids and Teenage Prostitution, Street Kids, Sex Crimes, and Male Crime and Deviance.

The author resides in the Pacific Northwest and is busy at work on his next mystery novel, Murder in Maui.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Dark Streets of Whitechapel
Author(s): R Barri Flowers
ISBN: 1-4802-9750-X / 978-1-4802-9750-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Dark Streets of Whitechapel (Jack the Ripper Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): R Barri Flowers
Publisher: R. Barri Flowers
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