Shades of London

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 495 ratings

The Name of the Star Publisher's Summary

The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city - gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888. Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him. Even her roommate, who was with her at the time, didn’t notice the mysterious man. So why can only Rory see him? And more urgently, what is he planning to do about her?

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, full of suspense, humor, and romance, Rory will learn the truth about the secret ghost police of London and discover her own shocking abilities.

©2011 Maureen Johnson (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Name of the Star

    • By: Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    The day Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London marks a memorable occasion. For Rory, it’s the start of a new life at a London boarding school. But for many, this will be remembered as the day a series of brutal murders broke out across the city - gruesome crimes mimicking the horrific work of Jack the Ripper in the autumn of 1888. Soon “Rippermania” takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Boarding school fiction with a paranormal twist.

    • By Noelle M. on 07-30-15

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • The Madness Underneath

    • The Shades of London, Book 2
    • By: Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory’s brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: She’s become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades - the city’s secret ghost-fighting police - are responsible for her return. The Ripper may be gone, but now there is a string of new inexplicable deaths threatening London.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was excepting

    • By Melissa on 07-11-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • The Shadow Cabinet

    • Shades of London, Book 3
    • By: Maureen Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    At the end of Maureen Johnson's New York Times bestselling novel, The Madness Underneath, Rory, Callum and Boo are reeling from the sudden and tragic death of their friend and squad leader, Stephen. The Shadow Cabinet picks up where listeners left off, and now Rory is convinced there must be a way to bring Stephen back. Meanwhile, new dangers arise: Rory's classmate Charlotte is missing, and Jane and her nefarious organization are clearly planning something big.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE THESE BOOKS

    • By neeva m. on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $17.49