“Really, boy, unless you’re ready to deal with the monster, you shouldn't go looking under the bed.”

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Ripper is filled with action, engaging dialogue, likeable characters, and a bevy of steampunk gadgets sure to appeal to the mechanically and technologically leaning. Ripper is hard to put down—so prepare yourself for a few scary nights.”
— The New York Journal of Books

“This exhilarating, history-bending, nonstop action story crowded with mind puzzles, chases, fight scenes, and intricate plot twists will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the last page’s final revelation.”
— Horn Book

“Petrucha’s story hits the ground running and doesn’t let up…”
— Publisher’s Weekly

“…a rollicking story full of cannot-put-it down twists and turns.”

“A roaringly good adventure.”
— Booklist

“…a well-crafted romp through yesteryear’s New York and an enticing companion for it.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“I mean wow! Really just WOW!”
— Books with Bite

In 1895 New York City, fourteen-year-old orphan Carver Young’s dreams seem to come true when he’s adopted by a real detective, retired Pinkerton Agent Albert Hawking. At first his life is filled with exciting, impossible gadgets and thrilling possibilities, but when he becomes involved in a series of vicious murders that may be the work of Jack the Ripper, Carver’s dream becomes a nightmare.

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