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Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Jack the Ripper That Jumps the Pond

Fatal Incision by WR Park

History Mystery

Matt Ward and Jimmie Black are two unlikely partners on the London Police Force.  Both are tough cops--one in intelligence and outspokenness, the other in good, old-fashioned brute force and a quick mouth.  They are teamed up to capture Jack the Ripper when the trail goes suddenly dead in England.  Very quickly, though, similar cases are piling up in New York.  Could it be the same killer?  Ward and Black are sent across the pond to find out.

I really liked this book!  Everything about it was so authentic-the details of the crimes, the setting, even the variety of vernaculars rang true.  The mystery was brisk, fast-paced and quite surprising.  The author's take on who Jack the Ripper really was is a very unique twist.  Even the secondary characters are sharply written and intriguing.  The romantic subplot was a nice twist, as well.

The ending totally leads the way into a new series with great possibilities.  I'll be following along on the next adventure!

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