Stalking Jack the Ripper meets The Devil in the White City in THE PERFECT PLACE TO DIE by Bryce Moore (on sale August 3, 2021) a terrifying new YA novel that answers the question, “what would have happened if a teenage girl tried to go up against one of the most infamous mass-murders in American history?”
Booklist gave Bryce’s latest a STARRED review, calling THE PERFECT PLACE TO DIE “mind-bending historical fiction” and proclaiming, “fans of true-crime murder mysteries won’t want to miss this one.”
Zuretta never thought she’d encounter a monster—one of the world’s most notorious serial killers. She had resigned herself to a quiet life in Utah. But when her younger sister, Ruby, travels to Chicago during the World’s Fair, and disappears, Zuretta leaves home to find her.
But 1890s Chicago is more dangerous and chaotic than she imagined. She doesn’t know where to start until she learns of her sister’s last place of employment…a mysterious hotel known as The Castle.
Zuretta takes a job there hoping to learn more. And before long she realizes the hotel isn’t what it seems. Women disappear at an alarming rate, she hears crying from the walls, and terrifying whispers follow her at night. In the end, she finds herself up against one of the most infamous mass murderers in American history—and his custom-built death trap.
Moore’s suspenseful debut into the YA suspense/horror space pits one of America’s most notorious serial killers against a teenaged heroine ready to face the unthinkable, and find justice for her sister.