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Publisher's Summary

An elderly couple living in Victorian London struggle against despair as their small resources dwindle. When an eccentric and mysterious gentleman answers their advertisement for a lodger, they celebrate. But as women begin dying at the hands of "The Avenger", they start to suspect something too horrific for words.
(P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Lorna Raver’s performance is a tour de force. Her dexterity shifting between accents is breathtaking.... Raver’s performance, combined with Lowndes’s literate, suspenseful plot, makes this must listening." (AudioFile)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Pamela on 06-10-04

enjoyable

This was a lovely listen, if such a word can be used to describe underpinnings that are quite gruesome, but never dwelled on excessively. The narrator has an engaging voice with subtle yet consistent changes for different characters, and her accent made the listen that much more enjoyable.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Hallie on 01-24-06

Very Entertaining

I really enjoyed this well written suspense. It's easy to symphathize with the characters' predictament and the story kept my interest right to the end. Would love more like this one.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 10-06-13

Good story

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This was a great story using Jack the ripper as a may be character Considering it was written so long ago it has made a great transition to the 21st century. Wasnt so keen on the american lady narrating some of her characters especially the young constable character sounded like a Dick van Dykes attempt at an English accent but in the end I learnt to live with it as I felt the story was to good not to listen to

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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