AUTHOR TALKS: "Rippermania's" Maureen Johnson
Thursday, February 28th, 5:00 PM
Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD
Meet Maureen Johnson, author of The Last Little Blue Envelope,
and hear her read from her new book
The Madness Underneath,(Shades of London #2).
After her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Devereaux 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. 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. Rory has evidence that the deaths
are no coincidence. Something much more sinister is going on, and now she must
convince the squad to listen to her before it's too late.
In this follow-up to the Edgar Award-nominated The Name of the Star, Maureen
Johnson adds another layer of spectacularly gruesome details to the streets of
London that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing
after the program. A percentage of the proceeds will
benefit the Friends of the Library, Bethesda Chapter.
To request ADA program accommodation, contact:
The Bethesda Library
7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda MD 20814
240-777-0970; TTY 301-657-0840
five working days in advance.