This illustrated novel is part of the Jack the Ripper Victims series. Each novel within the series is a stand-alone story.
Say Anything But Your Prayers by Alan M. Clark is the story of Elizabeth Stride, the 3rd victim of Jack the Ripper.
176 page trade paperback – IFD Publishing. Six illustrations by the author in the book.
The beast of poverty and disease had stalked Elizabeth all her life, waiting for the right moment to take her down. To survive, she listened to the two extremes within herself—Bess, the innocent child of hope, and Liza, the cynical, hard-bitten opportunist. While Bess paints rosy pictures of what lies ahead and Liza warns of dangers everywhere, the beast, in the guise of a man offering something better, circles closer.
“With Say Anything But Your Prayers Clark proves himself to be the ultimate double-threat,his prose every bit as evocative and compelling as his art. Steeped in Victoriana Say Anything is a worthy addition to Ripperology.”
—Steven Savile, author of Silver and London Macabre
“A moving account of an unfortunate life. Clark imbues Stride’s character with a delicate amount of hope and innocence, which makes reading about her struggles and heartaches—and ultimately her death—all the more affecting.”
—Brett McBean, Saucy Jacky website