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    • ISBN:9780755391684
    • Publication date:07 Jun 2012

Savage

The horrors of the Ripper are brought to the New World…

By Richard Laymon

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A haunting tale from one of our best-loved horror writers - 'No one writes like Laymon, and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' Dean Koontz

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King.

Whitechapel, November 1888: Jack the Ripper is committing his last known murder and beneath the bed on which he's butchering his victim cowers a fifteen-year-old boy. So begin the adventures of Trevor Bentley: a boy who embarked on an errand of mercy and ended up on a quest for vengeance, a boy who will bring the horrors of the Ripper to the New World.

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  • ISBN: 9780747241201
  • Publication date: 16 Sep 1993
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Headline
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