Apr 20, 2012

A Man Named Jack

 Last summer I was looking for something new and different to watch when nothing now or different was really on.  Luckily, I came across the show Whitechapel on BBC America.  If you haven't seen it you should find a way to get it watched--SUPER GOOD!  It is about an OCD police investigator (the darling Rupert Penry-Jones) who is put in charge of an investigation into  Jack the Ripper-esque murders.  Awesome.  I was hooked.  And it got me kind of fascinated in the story of Jack-the-Ripper.

So when Ripper by Stefan Petrucha was published last month I jumped all over reading it (here's my review).
And it got me thinking of all the other YA books about Jack the Ripper or Jack the Ripper copycats I have seen published recently.  Here are a few of them I thought of:

I am sure I am missing a bunch, but these are the ones that first came to mind.  I think our fascination with Jack is that he was never caught!  Creepy!
Have you read any Ripper novels recently?  Tell me about them!


  1. Name of the Star is on my wish list. I've never seen Past World, but it looks good and eerie. :-)

    1. All of these are on my list! And in my collection here so I can read them whenever I want. Or have time.