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Curtains of Blood

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London, 1888. A knife flashes in the fog. A madman has begun the most notorious and shocking series of murders in history. With each new discovery of a woman's mutilated body, the citywide panic grows. The police seem unable to stop the killer, even when he taunts them with letters. Letters signed. . .Jack the Ripper. — In another part of London, the reign of terror has to ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 353 pages
Published December 20th 2002 by Leisure Books (first published December 2002)
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As I wipe the sleep out of my eyes and the drool off the desktop, I have only one word for you, “Huh?” Okay, so technically it’s not a word, but you get my meaning. I have always steered clear of Jack the Ripper stories and this book just re-affirmed my belief that nobody can make him sound interesting. I have come to the conclusion that the allure of Jack is almost as mind-boggling as the case history itself.

The plot of the book is extremely tantalizing and had it actually been played out, wou
Writer's Relief
Nov 06, 2015 Writer's Relief rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for a quick, suspenseful read that takes a few liberties with history, then you’ve found your next book! In 1888, a heinous killer is terrorizing London’s seedy streets. At the same time, Bram Stoker, a young writer and manager of a local theater, is involved in a stage production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. But when the police begin to suspect the lead actor of committing these monstrous murders, the show is shut down. Stoker becomes determined to find the actual killer. What ...more
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Jan 19, 2016 Top Cat =^_^= rated it liked it
What a combination! Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with Jack the Ripper, Bram Stoker, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle all in one book. Determine to find out the White Chapel murderer, Bram Stoker sets out and starts to do some research in hopes of figuring out the murders but there is a turn in the events. One night after being tricked down an alley to be mugged, he is rescued by an unexpected hero; Jack the Ripper!

Soon later, the Ripper visits Bram again, asking for suggestions and a writer's opinion of
Oct 18, 2012 Tony rated it liked it
Robert J. Randisi- Curtains of Blood 3 Stars

The rough streets of London are being stalked by a ruthless killer, Jack the Ripper. In the nicer end of London, Bram Stoker has been ordered to end the production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as the police suspect that it is influencing this killer. They also suspect the main actor of possibly being Jack the Ripper. Now Bram is seeking out Jack the Ripper in the hopes of proving his friend’s innocence and getting the production back onto his stage. He
John Bruni
May 13, 2013 John Bruni rated it did not like it
I'll admit that this book had a lot going against it to begin with. I do not like books that take real life people and have them doing things that they didn't actually do. (Unless it's extremely absurd, like Lansdale's Ned the Seal series. That makes me laugh.) No, every time Lovecraft fights Cthulhu or Poe solves homicides, I can't help but cringe. Here we have Bram Stoker hunting down Jack the Ripper. If it hadn't been written by Robert J. Randisi, I wouldn't have read it. To my surprise, it w ...more
Sep 18, 2015 Tori rated it liked it
I for one love stories about Jack the Ripper. I love him and just his mystery side. This book was so good I finished it in two days. The book is in the prospective of Bram Stroker a young writer. He was very determine to find Jack the Ripper and get some questions on why he killers and how he does it. It was a very good story.This book is for everyone who likes Jack the Ripper.
Jun 13, 2015 Tori rated it liked it
I love Jack the Ripper books. I just like them they are scary and a page turner. I liked Jack the Ripper. So when I found this book I thought I would give it a try. I liked how it began and how it ended. I mean it did have good parts, and some parts they could have left out, but in all I enjoyed this book.
Brian Steele
Jan 18, 2010 Brian Steele rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
While many authors in the past two decades have mined literary characters of the late 19th century to populate their tales, Randisi did something a little different - he brought in the authors. Here we find Bram Stoker running a theater and friends with Oscar Wilde, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Henry Irving. When Stoker's production of "Jekyll & Hyde" is threatened by the murders in Whitechapel, Stoker goes investigating. But could the murderous Jack The Ripper be something... unnatural? Oh, a ...more
Jun 16, 2013 Annie rated it really liked it
London, 1888. This was such an interesting take on the murders of Jack the Ripper. Featuring Bram Stoker, as a young writer and theater manager, who researches Vlad the Impaler in comparison with Jack. Conan Doyle is his trusted friend and adviser, encouraging Bram to fulfill his dream of writing a novel about sick monsters and what drives them to perform the horrendous acts for which they become infamous .
Kristy McRae
Nov 06, 2012 Kristy McRae rated it really liked it
Not as bloody as I'd anticipated, based upon the title....but a very well-written take on the Jack the Ripper mythos! And having Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle as major players in the story? Double win! I really enjoyed this one, and recommend it to Ripper fans in particular, or to anyone who enjoys a wild ride through the streets of 1800s London.
Christian Jones
Sep 15, 2012 Christian Jones rated it really liked it
This book is brutal, like head stuck in a "Saw" trap brutal. Then again, you can be sure to expect that when making a crime scene fan-fiction with Bram Stoker and Jack the Ripper.

I liked that it left so many questions because that is what was so fascinating about Jack in the first place.
Kimberly Gillispie
Nov 22, 2011 Kimberly Gillispie rated it liked it
Took a few chapters to really get interested in this book and then the ending just leaves you hanging.. still have several unanswered questions!
Aug 12, 2012 Carrie-anne rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book for some reason. :) I liked the way it was written and the mystery of it.
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Pseudonyms include W. B. Longley, Robert Lake, Spenser Fortune, Joshua Randall, Tom Cutter, J.R. Roberts, Joseph Meek, Cole Weston, Lew Baines, Paul Ledd and Jon Sharpe

Robert J. Randisi is the creator and author of The Gunsmith, the popular Western series with more than 250 novels and more than 5 million books in print, which was written under the pen name J.R. Roberts. Under various pseudonyms, h
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