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The sixth victim [text (large print)] / Tessa Harris.

By: Harris, Tessa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Constance Piper mystery ; 1.Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Edition: Center Point Large Print edition. Large print edition.Description: 448 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781683244387 (large print : hardcover : alk. paper); 1683244389 (large print : hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Jack, the Ripper -- Fiction | Clairvoyants -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Large type books | Whitechapel (London, England) -- History -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 Summary: "London's East End, 1888: The foggy streets of London's Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is asked to use her clairvoyance to help solve the crime which the press is calling "the Whitechapel Mystery," attributing the murder to the Ripper"-- Provided by publisher.
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London's East End, 1888: When darkness falls, terror begins . . .The foggy streets of London's Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe.

"London's East End, 1888: The foggy streets of London's Whitechapel district have become a nocturnal hunting ground for Jack the Ripper, and no woman is safe. Flower girl Constance Piper is asked to use her clairvoyance to help solve the crime which the press is calling "the Whitechapel Mystery," attributing the murder to the Ripper"-- Provided by publisher.

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Library Journal Review

There is no shortage of novels based on Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders, but Harris manages to find different angles to explore via two narrators, a young flower girl named Constance, who reluctantly discovers she has clairvoyant powers, and a second mysterious narrator, Emily, who directs most of her narration to the listeners. The combination and successful use of two readers, Fiona Hardingham and Gemma Dawson, gives the audiobook a resonance. However, the packaging is awkward for those who listen while driving as Blackstone puts all nine CDs on a single spindle and one must remove each one to reorder them properly at the end. If this is an innovation in packaging, it doesn't consider a great part of the population who embrace the audiobook format. Verdict Overall, highly recommended as a strong choice for mystery and historical fiction audiences. ["Harris's treatment of the working class's spirituality and belief in ghosts will attract fans of Sharyn McCrumb's 'Appalachian Ballad' mysteries": LJ 5/1/17 review of the Kensington hc.]-Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Harris's historical thriller is set in London's Whitechapel district during Jack the Ripper's rampage, but, surprisingly, the infamous slayer, his victims, and the city's seedy West End are used mainly as backdrop for a tale that focuses on newly clairvoyant flower girl Constance Piper and her search for Emily Tindall, the kindly teacher responsible for her education. Miss Tindall has gone missing, and Constance is worried she may be in danger of becoming the killer's victim number six. The audio edition usefully employs two actors: reader Dawson provides Miss Tindall's schoolmistress elocution, softening it when speaking of and with Constance, and reader Hardingham captures Constance's myriad moods, her delight in the company of her family, her fear of living in Ripperland, and her fierce determination to find her mentor. The actors smoothly and efficiently trade off on the rest of Harris's characters, including Constance's sweetly perplexed mum, her streetwise sister, an oddly distracted doctor whose wife has disappeared, and the befuddled Scotland Yard coppers. A Kensington hardcover. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.