The author appropriates the title of this book from Caliban, who cries out, "O God, if you wish for our love, fling us a handful of stars." And these "stars" are gathered together to make a companion to his volume entitled "A Bunch of Everlastings."
Growing up, Madison Kent has always been fascinated by the mere fact that Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious murders ever known, escaped justice. She would dream of her own alternative version of the facts and decided to write her own story, in which the suspects are totally different people. As our author of the day, Kent chats about this book of hers, Stalking Jack, how much research she did on London and Whitechapel and how her characters were conceived.