Author Video: Take the Jack the Ripper Tour with YA Author Maureen Johnson

Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Maureen Johnson, author of the YA supernatural thriller The Name of the Star takes us on a trip round the East End of London with bloggers and fans of her book. From the promotional copy:

Sixteen-year-old American girl Rory has just arrived at boarding school in London when a Jack the Ripper copycat-killer begins terrorising the city. All the hallmarks of his infamous murders are frighteningly present, but there are few clues to the killer’s identity.

“Rippermania” grabs hold of modern-day London, and the police are stumped with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. In an unknown city with few friends to turn to, Rory makes a chilling discovery…

Could the copycat murderer really be Jack the Ripper back from the grave?

The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson