The Mysterious Bookshop

Mayhem, Pinborough, Sarah

Already frustrated in their attempts to capture serial murderer Jack the Ripper, the detectives of Scotland Yard are suddenly confronted with a new monster, dubbed the Torso Killer for his habit of leaving behind neatly wrapped parcels of his victims' body parts, minus the heads. As the police struggle to capture two serial killers, the troubled forensics expert begins to suspect he may actually know the Torso Killer personally. "In this chilling exploration of madness and evil, Pinborough excels at summoning up the bleak spirit of Victorian London's mean streets and those forced to fight for survival there." PW (Starred Review).