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A taste for monsters

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Haunted by the ghosts of Jack the Ripper's victims, a young woman in Victorian London is set on a terrifying path to salvation.

The real monsters are men. London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked away from the world, like he is, shut away from the filth and dangers of the streets. But in Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, she finds a gentle kindred, who does not recoil from her, and who understands her pain.

When the murders begin, however, Joseph and Evelyn are haunted nightly by the ghosts of the Ripper's dead, setting Evelyn on a path to facing her fears and uncovering humanity's worst nightmares.

A terrifying and haunting tale from the Edgar Award-winning author of Icefall and the Assassin's Creed novels, Matthew J. Kirby.

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Full title taste for monsters
Author kirby matthew j
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Disfigured persons -- Fiction, Ghost stories, Ghosts -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction, Jack, -- the Ripper -- Fiction, London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Merrick, Joseph Carey, -- 1862-1890 -- Fiction, Murder -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, Neurofibromatosis -- Fiction, Phosphorus -- Physiological effect -- Fiction, Serial murderers -- Fiction, Serial murders -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display A taste for monsters
title_full A Taste for Monsters, A taste for monsters / Matthew J. Kirby
title_short A taste for monsters
topic_facet Disfigured persons, Ghost stories, Ghosts, Historical Fiction, History, Horror, Investigation, Jack, Merrick, Joseph Carey, Murder, Mystery, Neurofibromatosis, Phosphorus, Physiological effect, Serial murderers, Serial murders, Young Adult Fiction