The New York Times bestselling, Edgar Award-nominated series.
The Shades of London series will be four books in total: The Name of the Star (2011), The Madness Underneath (2013), The Shadow Cabinet (2015), and the AS YET SECRETLY TITLED fourth book. There is also a PREQUEL called The Boy in the Smoke, which was originally written and published for World Book Day UK in 2014. The Boy in the Smoke can be read in its entirety FOR FREE on Wattpad by clicking here. You can also read the first third of The Name of the Star (again, for free), also on Wattpad, by clicking here.
Nominated for the Edgar Award (The Name of the Star)
IndieNext Winter 2012 list (The Name of the Star)
World Book Day UK 2014 selection (The Boy in the Smoke)
The Boy in the Smoke (2014)
All the squad members have their stories. This is Stephen's.
Before Stephen Dene was a member of the squad, he was a forgotten schoolboy with a beloved but troubled sister named Regina. Stephen helplessly watches his sister self-destruct, and is packed off to Eton. Once there, he gets the devastating news of her death. This leads Stephen, three years later, to a desperate moment--and to an unexpected savior and a brand new life.
The Name of the Star (2011)
The day that Louisiana teenager Rory Deveaux arrives in London to start a new life at boarding school is also the day a series of brutal murders breaks out over the city, killings mimicking the horrific Jack the Ripper spree of more than a century ago. Soon "Rippermania" takes hold of modern-day London, and the police are left with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. Rory spotted the man police believe to be the prime suspect. But she is the only one who saw him--the only one who can see him. And now Rory has become his next target. But Rory has gained an ability in her time in London--and this ability will change the direction of her life and introduce her to London's most secret police force.
The Madness Underneath (2013)
The events of The Name of the Star have changed Rory's life. Though she tries to get back to normal and return to Wexford, what lies beneath must rise. Now, a new string of inexplicable deaths is threatening London, and Rory has evidence that they are no coincidence. Something sinister is going on, and it is up to her to convince the city’s secret ghost-policing squad to listen before it’s too late. (This is the book I get the most letters about. If you've read it, YOU KNOW WHY.)
The Shadow Cabinet (February 10, 2015)
The long-awaited answer to WHAT THE **** HAPPENED AT THE END OF THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH is coming.
The Shadow Cabinet picks up where readers left off, and now Rory is convinced there must be a way to undo the tragic events that have just unfolded. Meanwhile, new dangers arise: Rory's classmate Charlotte is missing, and Jane and her nefarious organization are clearly planning something big—with Rory as their most valuable asset. Time is running out as the ghost squad struggles to protect London and restore their lost group member.
Art by Cassandra Jean