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Ripper: A Novel

by Isabel Allende

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | January 20, 2014 | Hardcover

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The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Though their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free-spirited bohemian. Long divorced from Amanda''s father, she''s reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want her-Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Francisco''s elite families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former Navy SEAL.

While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature-as is her father, the SF PD''s deputy chief of homicide. Brilliant and introverted, the MIT-bound high school senior Amanda is a natural-born sleuth addicted to crime novels and to Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.

When a string of strange murders occurs across the city, Amanda plunges into her own investigation, probing hints and deductions that elude the police department. But the case becomes all too personal when Indiana suddenly vanishes. Could her mother''s disappearance have something to do with the series of deaths? Now, with her mother''s life on the line, Amanda must solve the most complex mystery she''s ever faced before it''s too late.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 pages, 3.74 × 2.52 × 0.57 in

Published: January 20, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062291408

ISBN - 13: 9780062291400

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Ripper: A Novel

by Isabel Allende

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 496 pages, 3.74 × 2.52 × 0.57 in

Published: January 20, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062291408

ISBN - 13: 9780062291400

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The Jackson women, Indiana and Amanda, have always had each other. Though their bond is strong, mother and daughter are as different as night and day. Indiana, a beautiful holistic healer, is a free-spirited bohemian. Long divorced from Amanda''s father, she''s reluctant to settle down with either of the men who want her-Alan, the wealthy scion of one of San Francisco''s elite families, and Ryan, an enigmatic, scarred former Navy SEAL.

While her mom looks for the good in people, Amanda is fascinated by the dark side of human nature-as is her father, the SF PD''s deputy chief of homicide. Brilliant and introverted, the MIT-bound high school senior Amanda is a natural-born sleuth addicted to crime novels and to Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world.

When a string of strange murders occurs across the city, Amanda plunges into her own investigation, probing hints and deductions that elude the police department. But the case becomes all too personal when Indiana suddenly vanishes. Could her mother''s disappearance have something to do with the series of deaths? Now, with her mother''s life on the line, Amanda must solve the most complex mystery she''s ever faced before it''s too late.

About the Author

Isabel Allende was born in 1942 in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chilean diplomat. When her parents separated, young Isabel moved with her mother to Chile, where she spent the rest of her childhood. She married at the age of 19 and had two children, Paula and Nicolas. Her uncle was Salvador Allende, the president of Chile. When he was overthrown in the coup of 1973, she fled Chile, moving to Caracas, Venezuela. While living in Venezuela, Allende began writing her novels, many of them exploring the close family bonds between women. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits, has been translated into 27 languages, and was later made into a film. She then wrote Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, and The Stories of Eva Luna, all set in Latin America. The Infinite Plan was her first novel to take place in the United States. In Paula, Allende wrote her memoirs in connection with her daughter's illness and death. She delved into the erotic connections between food and love in Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses. In addition to writing books, Allende has worked as a TV interviewer, magazine writer, school administrator, and a secretary at a U.N. office in Chile. She received the 1996 Harold Washington Literacy Award. She lives in California. Her title Maya's Notebook made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] rip-roaring, entertaining crime novel. Allende remains a remarkable spinner of stories. Her prose is sparkling and graceful. her ability to portray passion and action undimmed. "Ripper" grabs you, toys with you, amuses you." (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
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