A series of unexplained murders on the Darkside of London has Jonathan tangled up in ather dangerous mystery. With the help of his ally, private detective (and werewolf) Elias Carnegie, the pair discover that Jonathan's mother was investigating similar murders before she vanished. Jonathan becomes obsessed with solving the crimes and finding his mother. Meanwhile, the Ripper family is involved in a deadly scandal that goes right to the heart of Darkside society and they're watching Jonathan. In his desperation, can Jonathan solve the murders and find his mother before the Rippers find him? Praise for DARKSIDE, Book 1: Contemporary gothic horror of the juiciest kind. . . . Grounded, yet delectably lurid. --KIRKUS REVIEWS This fast-paced, unrelentingly entertaining story has plenty of suspense and lots of scares. . . . --BOOKLIST The plot is engaging, but the descriptive prose is Becker's real strength. --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Since Tom Becker learned to hold a pen, he wanted to become a writer. Tom studied history at Oxford University and was inspired by the otherworldly atmosphere of this academic institution. He used to spend long days studying and reading in the University library, but now he spends long days writing. He is the author of the first two books in the Darkside series. His first book in the series, DARKSIDE, was awarded the 2007 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, which celebrates new talent. He lives in the UK.