||Maureen Johnson has published numerous novels, contributed short stories to devilish collections, and even written for the Harry Potter video games. With NAME OF THE STAR, Johnson introduces readers to a captivating young heroine, setting the stage for what is likely to be a successful series. When Rory Deveaux moves from Louisiana to London to start at a boarding school, she knows her life is about to change. But how and why, she could never have expected. The day she arrives a rash of strange murders bloody the British streets. Someone, with methods suspiciously similar to those of Jack the Ripper, is on a spree. Despite the number of police working on the case, no one seems to have a lead on who the murder could be. Rory, however, saw someone matching the perpetrator's description, but she can't figure out why her roommate, who was with her at the time, didn't see the man, as well.