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The Ripper's Shadow

(2017)
(The first book in the Victorian Mystery series)
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The year is 1888 and Jack the Ripper begins his reign of terror.

Miss Sarah Bain, a photographer in Whitechapel, is an independent woman with dark secrets. In the privacy of her studio, she supplements her meager income by taking illicit “boudoir photographs” of the town's local ladies of the night. But when two of her models are found gruesomely murdered within weeks of one another, Sarah begins to suspect it's more than mere coincidence.

Teamed with a motley crew of friends—including a street urchin, a gay aristocrat, a Jewish butcher and his wife, and a beautiful young actress—Sarah delves into the crime of the century. But just as she starts unlocking the Ripper's secrets, she catches the attention of the local police, who believe she knows more than she's revealing, as well as from the Ripper himself, now bent on silencing her and her friends for good.

Caught in the crosshairs of a ruthless killer, Sarah races through Whitechapel's darkest alleys to find the truth...until she makes a shocking discovery that challenges everything she thought she knew about the case. Intelligent and utterly engrossing, Laura Joh Rowland's Victorian mystery The Ripper's Shadow will keep readers up late into the night.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Laura Joh Rowland reinvents the story of Jack the Ripper in a wholly unexpected way. Gritty, imaginative, and full of nail-biting suspense, The Ripper’s Shadow is a triumph." - Tasha Alexander

"Please let this be the start of a series. I went into The Ripper's Shadow wondering if I could care about another Jack the Ripper novel, and emerged at the end of it thrilled, off-balance, and astonished at how Laura Joh Rowland was able to bring Victorian England into such vivid life, and a story we all know into new relief. This is a fantastic read." - Charles Finch

"Tense, pacy and compelling; Laura Joh Rowland commands empathy for the Ripper’s victims and sincere affections for her characters." - Stephen Gallagher

"Laura Joh Rowland has penned an imaginative, chilling reinterpretation of Jack the Ripper’s bloody reign of terror. A dark, seductive peek into the dangerous underbelly of Victorian London." - C S Harris


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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow (A Victorian Mystery)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-4104-9693-7 / 978-1-4104-9693-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow (A Victorian Mystery)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-68331-005-5 / 978-1-68331-005-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow (A Victorian Mystery)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-68331-445-X / 978-1-68331-445-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-5200-6106-4 / 978-1-5200-6106-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
ISBN: 1-5200-6110-2 / 978-1-5200-6110-8 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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January 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
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January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow: A Victorian Mystery
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ripper's Shadow (A Victorian Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Laura Joh Rowland
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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