Ripper by Stefan Petrucha
Hardcover, 416 pages
In the late 1880s, Jack the Ripper became the first internationally known serial killer after killing a number (there are arguments about how many) of women in the Whitechapel area in London. Petrucha takes what is known of the Ripper and moves him to New York City, where he’s started killing again… but now he has a second task: to find his son.
Carver Young is an orphan obsessed with crime novels. When he’s taken in by Mr. Hawking, one of the agents from the infamous Pinkerton Detective Agency, he jumps at the chance to learn from, and become frustrated by, this amazing detective. It is with Hawking’s help, as well as help from two people from his time at the orphanage, that he finds his own questing beast: his father.