Murder in Manhattan
A historical crime thriller
Jack the Ripper’s murderous spree is over in London. But has it restarted in New York City? . . . A trail of murdered prostitutes leave a new breed of detective and forensic investigator in a race to find the ruthless killer, all against a backdrop of gangster violence.
***** “A compelling read with two fabulous lead investigators” – A Fantastical Librarian
New York, 1891:A prostitute is found brutally murdered – her body slashed and some of her organs removed.
Immediately fear starts to spread. The victim bears the same hallmarks as Jack the Ripper’s recent killing spree in England.
Finley Jameson, one of the original English Ripper pathologists, is put on the case and teamed up with Joseph Argenti, one of the new ‘untouchable’ detectives, hand-picked by a New York Mayor eager to fight corruption.
Argenti finds himself in the toughest challenge of his career—while at the same time facing life and death battles with some of New York’s most ruthless gangsters.
With the body count rising and Jameson and Argenti being openly taunted by letters claiming to be written by the killer it seems the ‘Ripper’ rumours could be true.
Has he crossed the Atlantic to find fresh killing grounds? Are his taunting letters proof that the cases are linked?
Or could this be a deranged copycat killer?
Murder in Manhattan is the first crime thriller in the Jameson & Argenti Victorian mystery series: hard-boiled urban investigations into serial killers that are packed full of suspense.
“A thrilling tale of murder, corruption and trust” – Uncorked Thoughts
“An exciting, captivating, thrilling and believable read” – House of Books
“The story is well told; gritty and gruesome in all the right places, and with plenty of action. An interesting take on the Jack the Ripper theme and a solid historical crime fiction read” – Books Butterfly
“John Matthews ticked all the right boxes. From the interesting and odd coupling of Jameson and Argenti, to the characterisation of peripheral prostitutes and victims. Each element was three dimensional and invoked a sense of realism which helped transport me to the time where this heinous tale of bloodshed was splashed across the headlines” – Just a Guy That Likes to Read
Note: this book was previously published under the title Letters from a Murderer by Exhibit A.
THE JAMESON & ARGENTI MYSTERY SERIES:
BOOK ONE: Murder in Manhattan
BOOK TWO: Diary of the Dead.
BOOK 3: A Blood Red Diary.