Scared To Death


When Paul meets the enigmatic Redman, he begins a hellraising journey that takes him from the streets and subways of London today back to the city’s slums in the realm of Jack the Ripper and into the horror of Hell’s Underground.

ISBN: 9781842556665 Author: Alan, Gibbons Publisher: ORION CHILDREN'S Publication Date: 1st May 2008 Imprint: Orion Children's Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:22) Pages: 394 Readership: Young Adult / Code: C Category: Subjects: , ,

Late one night after a strange tube journey to Whitechapel in East London, Paul makes a new friend, John Redman – daring and enigmatic, just as Paul longs to be, away from his cloying mother (his only family – so he thinks). Redman charms Paul at once, but also a girl called Jude they meet on a night about town. A few days later, Paul learns that Jude has mysteriously died, and Redman has disappeared. Shortly after that, one of Paul’s teacher dies suddenly – frightened to death – near where Jude’s body was found. A link for sure. And Paul feels implicated, because both victims were known to him. He senses Redman, who comes and goes as it suits him, is involved as well. His new friend is dangerous. But so, we learn, is Paul. In uncovering the truth about Redman he learns shocking facts about himself. There’s an evil curse loose in his family and Paul is the latest inheritor. The spree of death – camouflagued as copycat Jack the Ripper-style murders – will continue until Paul confronts the demon in himself head on.

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