Thursday 19 March 2015

Murder In Whitechapel by Aiden James

Murder in Whitechapel
Emmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret…
His real name is Judas Iscariot.
Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, Judas’ disguise as Emmanuel does little to ease his eternal loneliness. Having recovered nine of his thirty blood coins, his focus is not yet on redemption for his treacherous role in the betrayal of Jesus Christ.

Distractions come easily for the rich entrepreneur and sometimes sleuth who presently resides in England, 1888. Fascinated by the spate of murders in London’s poverty stricken Whitechapel, Emmanuel soon realizes the killings resemble others he is familiar with, and the bloody signature of killing and taunts speaks to the unholy talents of yet another immortal…an enemy from long ago.
This knowledge fuels his determination to track and apprehend the infamous Jack the Ripper at any cost.
With the backdrop of a Victorian Society, rigid and moralistic, along with the plight of those less fortunate, Emmanuel seeks to align himself with Scotland Yard. With the help of his immortal pal, Roderick Cooley, and by pretending to be an American private investigator interested in the horrific prostitute killings, he sets out to stop the senseless bloodshed. But, has he bitten off more than he can chew, by immersing himself in the slums and disease of the Ripper’s hunting grounds?

Clare's Review 5/5 Stars

If you love history entwined with a bit of mystery and even a little murder then this book is a must have!! Set in Victorian London this story gives a whole new take on the idea of the mysterious Jack The Ripper, from the point of view of two very talented authors. Once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. The story is well written and kept me enthralled throughout. I loved the characters different personalities, from the Irish man who could appear very cold and distant but proved otherwise more than once to the cheeky and feisty Marianne who proved that even in Victorian England women had their own minds!! A truly wonderful glimpse into the mysterious past of Judas Iscariot and a must read for anybody with a taste for the unusual!!

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