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The day that Louisiana teen Rory Deveaux arrives in London to begin a brand new lifestyles at boarding tuition is additionally the day a chain of brutal murders breaks out over town, killings mimicking the awful Jack the Ripper spree of greater than a century in the past. quickly "Rippermania" takes carry of modern day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. other than one. Rory noticed the guy police think to be the major suspect. yet she is the single person who observed him--the just one who can see him. And now Rory has develop into his subsequent objective. during this edge-of-your-seat mystery, packed with suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will examine the reality concerning the mystery ghost police of London and become aware of her personal surprising skills.
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