Following our 9781909136434collaboration on Blood Sisters we are pleased to announce the release of the second Burning Eye paperback from successful independent author Melanie Clegg:

“This is Melanie Clegg’s best book yet. Her encyclopaedic knowledge of the period allows the reader to relax into the story and be swept along.” Rachael Lucas

Set against the Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 the lives of three women intertwine as they are propelled towards a collision with the crime spree of the legendary serial killer:

Alice Redmayne, daughter of a famous artist, haunted since childhood by the disappearance of her sister Beatrice, finds herself enmeshed in the dark secrets of the past and caught between two very different men.

Emma Johnson, is working in a Calais brothel when a terrible mistake turned her whole world upside down. Forced to flee to Whitechapel, she believes herself to be safe until her pursuer reveals a murderous intent.

Cora Lee is the youngest daughter of a H Division Sergeant, living above the Whitechapel Police Station. Bored with her life and longing to escape, she makes a split second decision that will change everything and turn her whole world upside down.

Inspired by the author’s own family history, From Whitechapel is a dark and sumptuous tale of love, friendship, loss and redemption.

“Remarkable for it’s female-centric focus… this is an absorbing and wonderful read.” Alliss Halle

ISBN 9781909136434 £8.99 and available online now from:

The Burning Eye Book Store

WH Smith