Ripper is by Stefan Petrucha. Carver Young is an orphan who wants to be a detective. His dream seems to be coming true when he is adopted by Albert Hawking, a former leader of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. He hopes he will be able to find his real father who disappeared when he was born leaving only a mysterious letter. Then the murders begin, as Carver and the Pinkertons began to hunt for the killer, it becomes clear to Carver that the killer might be his father - and his father may be Jack the Ripper come to New York! A quite historically accurate trip into historical fiction. If you are familiar with Ripperology you will enjoy this exciting tale - if you're not you will want to be soon.
Ratings: 8th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (Violence).