Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (7)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly chance for bloggers to share books we can't wait to get our hands on.  
It's hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine. 

Available in Hardcover March 1, 2012:

  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Format: Hardcover , 432pp
  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • ISBN-13: 9780399255243
Synopsis From Penguin Young Readers Group E-Catalog, Spring 2012:

You thought you knew him. You
were dead wrong.

Carver Young dreams of becoming a detective, despite
growing up in an orphanage with only crime
novels to encourage him. But when he is adopted
by Detective Hawking of the world famous Pinkerton
Agency, Carver is given not only the chance to
find his biological father, he finds himself smack
in the middle of a real life investigation: tracking
down a vicious serial killer who has thrown New
York City into utter panic. When the case begins to
unfold, however, it’s worse than he could have ever
imagined, and his loyalty to Mr. Hawking and the
Pinkertons comes into question. As the body count
rises and the investigation becomes dire, Carver
must decide where his true loyalty lies.

Full of whip-smart dialogue, kid-friendly gadgets,
and featuring a then New York City Police Commisioner
Teddy Roosevelt, Ripper challenges everything
you thought you knew about the world’s
most famous serial killer.
This has me curious, because it appears to take the Ripper story and turn it upside down.  After all, Jack the Ripper was supposed to have terrorized London in the late 1880's.  So, I want to see what he's doing in New York.  And Teddy Roosevelt? That's an unexpected twist!  I can't wait to see if the book is as creative as the premise suggests.

That's what I'm waiting on! Now how 'bout you?


  1. You're right - this sounds fabulous and makes me super curious! I'm all about Teddy Roosevelt! Great WoW pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out mine here.

  2. Now THIS book sounds fabulous!

  3. holy balls this book is like right up my alley! awesome pick!

    new follower, and here's my WOW post w/2012 books! hope you'll stop by and let me know what you are looking forward to reading from my list!

  4. Never heard of this one before, but it sounds like it will be PRETTY good! Great pick, Dawn!

    Stop by my blog

  5. Thanks, y'all for stopping by! I had a lot of fun visiting your blogs and checking out your picks! Some great stuff that I hadn't seen anywhere else. @Cecilia: Love the raccoon hat! @Lindsay: What are you holding up in your photo--a book?