A Brutal Chill in August

A Brutal Chill in August
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Genres: Crime, Horror
Publication Year: 2016
Length: 300 pp
ISBN: 9781939905253
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About the Book

A Novel of Polly Nichols, the First Victim of Jack the Ripper

We all know about Jack the Ripper, the serial murderer who terrorized Whitechapel and confounded police in 1888, but how much do we really know about his victims?

Pursued by one demon into the clutches of another, the ordinary life of Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols is made extraordinary by horrible, inhuman circumstance. Jack the Ripper’s first victim comes to life in this sensitive and intimate fictionalized portrait, from humble beginnings, to building a family with an abusive husband, her escape into poverty and the workhouse, alcoholism, and finally abandoned on the streets of London where the Whitechapel Murderer found her.

With A Brutal Chill in August, Alan M. Clark gives readers an uncompromising and terrifying look at the nearly forgotten human story behind one of the most sensational crimes in history. This is horror that happened.

Cover Art by Alan M. Clark
Cover Design by Scott R. Jones

Pub Date: August 30, 2016

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-25-3

Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-26-0

About the Author

ALAN M. CLARK, an author and illustrator, grew up in Tennessee in a house full of bones and old medical books. He is the author of seventeen published books, including ten novels, a lavishly illustrated novella, four collections of fiction, and a nonfiction full-color book of his artwork. As a visual artist, he has created illustrations for hundreds of books, including works of fiction of various genres, nonfiction, textbooks, young adult fiction, and children’s books. Awards for his work include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. Alan M. Clark and his wife, Melody, live in Oregon.

Visit him online at www.alanmclark.com.

Reviews

“With A Brutal Chill in August, Alan M. Clark continues his terrific fictionalized accounts of the Ripper’s victims–always compelling, and always expertly evoking nineteenth century London. Gripping, suspenseful–written with sensitivity and heart.” –Simon Clark, author of Night of the Triffids

“Clark brings to life the plight of London’s poor, and the extremes to which they must go in order to merely survive… or succumb as victims to disease, abuse, alcoholism, or worse. A great read.” –Elizabeth Engstrom, author of Lizzie Borden


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