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In the Dark of Night

A novel by

Modern day criminologist and Ripperologist R. Barri Flowers; IN THE DARK OF NIGHT is a heart pounding historical thriller about the infamous 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 in 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 multiple sexual 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.

Genre: Historical

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March 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: In The Dark Of Night
Author(s): R Barri Flowers
ISBN: 0-595-17650-X / 978-0-595-17650-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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