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Ripper by Isabel Allende
  

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If you are a fan of this author’s magical tales then this is not for you. It is her first foray into crime fiction. A series of gruesome, ritualistic murders and, this being California, a bunch of weird characters form the centre of this story. A group of oddballs study the murders in a computer chat-room led by the investigating detective’s teenage daughter, Amanda. The pages are full of a load of dysfunctional people getting into all sorts of trouble. Definitely not one of her best!

If you like Isabel Allende you might also like to read books by Lawrence Hill, C S Lewis and Elif Shafak.

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Synopsis

Ripper by Isabel Allende

A gripping thriller from the bestselling Isabel Allende. For Amanda Martin and her friends, Ripper was all just a game. But when security guard Ed Staton is found dead in the middle of a school gym, the murder presents a mystery that baffles the San Francisco police, not least Amanda's father, Deputy Chief Martin. Amanda goes online, offering 'The Case of the Misplaced Baseball Bat' to her fellow sleuths as a challenge to their real-life wits. And so begins a most dangerous obsession. The murders begin to mount up but the Ripper players, free from any moral and legal restraints, are free to pursue any line of enquiry. As their unique power of intuition lead them ever closer to the truth, the case becomes all too personal when Amanda's mother suddenly vanishes. Could her disappearance be linked to the serial killer? And will Amanda and her online accomplices solve the mystery before it's too late?

Reviews

Praise for Isabel Allende:

'Allende is incapable of telling a bad story. She writes of her own experience with a kind of wild candour. Her heroically sustained narrative, her lovingly prepared plots and surprise inventions explode in an exaltation'
Independent

'You'll find it hard not to be beguiled by the charm and ingenuity of Allende's storytelling'
The Times

'A magical storyteller'
Daily Mail

About the Author

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in Chile, and now lives in California. She worked for many years as a journalist before writing the internationally bestselling novel The House of the Spirits. Since then she has published the equally highly-acclaimed Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, ‘The Infinite Plan and ‘Paula.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Isabel Allende

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www.isabelallende.com/

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Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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