The Bourbon Street Ripper

The Bourbon Street Ripper In the city of New Orleans was terrorized by a serial killer who came to be known as the Bourbon Street Ripper Although he was captured convicted and executed his deeds left a scar on the cit

  • Title: The Bourbon Street Ripper
  • Author: Leo King Staci Reed
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In 1972, the city of New Orleans was terrorized by a serial killer who came to be known as the Bourbon Street Ripper Although he was captured, convicted, and executed, his deeds left a scar on the city.Now, twenty years later, the murders have started again, and the secrets of the past, left buried for so long, must be uncovered in order to stop this new horror.

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    1. Just when I was thinking nothing really good would ever come out of giveaways, I got "The Bourbon Street Ripper" (BSR). Put off at first by the lurid title, I quickly got drawn into the book.As usual, I'll skip summarising the story as others will have done this before. In short, it's basically a well-done mystery novel and, in contrast to the author's "Clearly not your normal mystery book." it *is* a normal mystery book with a few twists and some "extra features". It's *not* normal in that most [...]

    2. "The Bourbon Street Ripper" by Leo King is a gripping, edge of your seat, thrilling mystery.Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 90's there is a killer on the loose. The gruesome torture of the victims before their murder is morbidly similar to the monstrous killer from 20 years ago - The Bourbon Street Ripper - labeled this because of his similarity to Jack The Ripper and his surgical skill.Could it be a copycat killer?I thoroughly enjoyed the well-developed and realistic characters [...]

    3. The Bourbon Street Ripper by Leo King is a dark and thrilling mystery. Set in the New Orleans French Quarter during the 90's, there is a killer on the loose. Horrifically torturing victims before killing them by vivisection, this person is eerily similar to an infamous killer from 20 years previously- the Bourbon Street Ripper- so named for his similar MO to Jack the Ripper and surgical abilities. The question is whether this is a copycat and, therefore, a serial killer. The race is on to find T [...]

    4. Leo King spins quite the web with this novel. At first, it feels as if the book is struggling to realize what it really wants to be, with various seemingly non-connected and at odds narratives beginning. A gritty street level cop story about a copycat serial killer. A young heiress to a vast Louisiana fortune haunted by family secrets. An up and coming author who seems taken by the gothic romance of the crimes the copycat is emulating. They are all very much their own stories and could stand on [...]

    5. It's a wonderful mix between a thriller and a crime mystery. I liked the self-contained chapters which are related but also focused on an other part of the story. Every now and then they are crossing their path, it looks like an update for all protagonists before they leave each other for travelling their own route before meeting with each other again. Everybody puts himself in jeopardy when also they are working in pairs and it seems that all the characters have difficulty to trust their next. [...]

    6. Won this free eBook copy. It was a good book, kept me wanting to read. Wrote as a very good mystery with lots of twist, turns and storylines. There are some in detail descriptions of killing, which did not bother me but might bother others. The only thing I was disappointed about was the ending, there is going to be a book 2. By that time I probably will have read many other books and will not remember to read book 2 or what book 1 entailed. I would suggest waiting to read this book until you ha [...]

    7. A brand manager representing this author sent me a copy of The Bourbon Street Ripper for review. Overall, it was a great way to get me back into the mystery/thriller genre, which for some reason I had essentially abandoned for many years. In overall concept, it reminded me a lot of some of my favorite crime-based TV shows in which underdog detectives and amateurs team up to catch the bad guys. It especially reminded me of Castle since this book also involves an author who assists with the case ( [...]

    8. AwesomeThis is the first book that has captured me so much that I want to know what happens in the end in a long time. It is very well written and does not have the mistakes in it that most free books have. Congrats to you.

    9. I loved this book, It is not for the weak of heart, but if you like a book that will get your attention and keep you in your seat , then this is the book for you. I can't wait to read book two.

    10. THE BOURBON STREET RIPPER (SINS OF THE FATHER BOOK 1) by Leo King is a gripping, edge of your seat mystery. It is so very good, that it will keep you, the reader, guessing what will happen next and from which direction the next body or clue will come. It is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 90's and there is a killer on the loose. The gruesome torture of the victims before being murdered is sinisterly similar to the beastly killer from 20 years ago. The Bourbon Street Ripper, label [...]

    11. I will be frank. I didn't finish this book. There is nothing especially wrong with it, but it just wasn't as interesting or as exciting as I expected it to be. When I start thrillers or mysteries I need to get drawn in really quickly. Otherwise, I find myself sighing in boredom or trudging through the book without any real interest.However, just because this book didn't manage to draw me in doesn't mean it's a bad book. It's quite well written, the characters are interesting, and the plot has po [...]

    12. The Bourbon Street Ripper appealed to me because I enjoy reading about crazy people doing unspeakable things to each other, and I must say that in that regard, Leo King certainly does not disappoint. There is definitely no shortage of guts, gore, or crazy random sociopaths.The plot of the story is engaging and once it got started it was well paced. Some of the characters seemed a bit forced and some of the actions of the main characters seem out of place and unnatural, but many characters, like [...]

    13. First I should say that this book was a freebie for me, in return for a review. I didn't finish this one, got about half way through, and may finish it at some future time, but not now. Positives are: BSR has a great plot, very intriguing in that it doesn't give away where it's going, interesting main characters and how they interact is done very well, and I like the way King handles the timeline of the story. Negatives are: Minor characters are done away with too quickly which makes them seem o [...]

    14. Twenty years ago, Detective Rodger Bergeron solved the case of the Bourbon Street Ripper murders and put the man responsible behind bars. After all these years, it appears that someone has decided to bring back the memory of these horrible killings by copying this serial killer. Detective Rodger Bergeron and his new partner Michael LeBlanc have to embark on another investigation of these disturbing murders. Along the way they have to revisit the old case file and many of the people who were invo [...]

    15. The Bourbon Street Ripper is a very good mystery that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next and from which direction the next body or clue will come. The basis of the novel is the twenty year old case of a serial killer that has been tried and executed, but now there is a copycat on the streets of New Orleans. One of the original detectives is thrown into the case with a new partner not up to speed on the original case. The executed killer was a member of an old New Orleans wealthy fam [...]

    16. A fantastic thriller whodunit! Fast paced, gripping read - I simply couldn't put it down. Exceptionally well written & edited, I kept trying to work out who had done it & the reasoning behind it. The author had you totally immersed in the setting of sweaty New Orleans & invested in characters you could really sink your teeth into.If I had any complaints it would be with the abruptness of the ending & leaving you hanging. The sequel is not for sale on which is disappointing. I sh [...]

    17. New Orleans, voodoo and secret socitiesThe story is set in New Orleans in the early nineties, but has roots that go much further back. As Sam finds her first love and comes out of her shell into a world that terrified by a serial killer. Soon she becomes the primary suspect. Some believe her while others loathe her because of her heritage. Will she survive? That is the question you are seeking when this book ends. I liked all the twists and turns and many characters. It is well written and you a [...]

    18. Good, solid mystery. Twenty years ago, a serial killer was brutally murdering (and dismembering) people all over New Orleans. Now, a copycat killer is on the streets. All signs point to the granddaughter of the original and one of the original detectives is on the case.This is the 1st book in a trilogy. It is very well written and the characters are interesting and believable. New Orleans culture abounds, right down to the partying, the Zydeco music, and the voodoo!

    19. I received this book as an Early Reviewer for Library Things and am glad I did. Others have covered the plot, so all I need to say is the ending is a cliff hanger that carries over to the second book in the series. I was a little disappointed in that feature, but it definitely has me wanting to read more. I enjoyed the book and felt the author has a lot to offer. I'm looking forward to more from Mr. King.

    20. This mystery pulls you into the story from the first page. It moves quickly. Lots of red herrings so trying to figure out where the story is going is quite interesting. And then, just when you think you have a handle on the ripper, the book ends. Darn!! Now I have to find the follow up. One of my favorite books for this year.

    21. Great mystery with plenty of twists and turns. Character development was very well done and I could just see the city as the characters moved about their lives. Currently reading the second book and so far so good.

    22. Really bad writing. Only redeeming factor is that you don't know who the murderer is. They could've used the Voodoo bit some more to increase the suspense. Awful lot of information is lying around and the characters just dont get it!

    23. I thought the premise was a good one, was excited to read it. The prologue turned me off right from the start, but I kept reading hoping it would get better, sadly it didn't. In the end it just wasn't for me.

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