The Buffalo Butcher: Jack the Ripper in the Electric City (Paperback)

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Has Jack the Ripper returned?

Summer 1901, and the great Pan-American Exposition welcomes the world to Buffalo, New York-Queen of the Lakes . . . the Electric City. Eight million visitors throng the bustling boomtown-all of them looking for a good time.

While the Pan-American blazes bright, in its shadow lies a zone of darker pleasures: the Tenderloin District, a rabbit's warren of saloons, brothels, and ask-no-questions hotels. In this sprawling vice quarter, fully as large as the Exposition itself, fairgoers can indulge their less innocent appetites.

As heat and swarming crowds choke the city, the bodies of prostitutes begin turning up, slashed and mutilated by a pitiless hand-their flesh carved with strange symbols. Their gruesome murders are a final indignity worked on once-hopeful young women.

Some say the killings are the work of the Devil himself. Others hint that the Whitechapel Murderer, Jack the Ripper, has crossed the Atlantic to resume his bloody career. Yet the city's power brokers-afraid of any publicity that would harm the Exposition-turn a blind eye to the victims.

As the bloody summer wears on, only one thing is clear: it'll be up to the working girls themselves to stop the carnage. And in The Buffalo Butcher, five of them will stand together to confront the killer . . . and to reclaim their humanity.

An important new novel by Robert Brighton, acclaimed author of the Avenging Angel Detective Agency(TM) Mysteries.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798987696484
Publisher: Ashwood Press
Publication Date: October 11th, 2023
Pages: 302
Language: English