Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside New York City, where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life's finer points with her cats. Stalking Jack the Ripper is her debut novel. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.
"Maniscalco has created a serious, sharp-minded, and
forward-thinking protagonist in Audrey Rose, whose fearlessness
will endear her to readers looking for an engaging historical
thriller. [A] gruesome but engrossing story."--Publisher's
Praise for Stalking Jack the Ripper
A #1 New York Times Bestseller from its first week!
"*A marvelous yet somewhat gruesome mystery...The Ripper scenes are visceral, and the plot dovetails with history perfectly. An unexpected twist makes the ending worth the wait. A must-have."--School Library Journal, starred review
"An entertaining debut full of twists and turns, perfect for fans of historical fiction and mystery."--School Library Journal
"Audrey is a young woman eager to use her brains and willing to flaunt society's rules....This mystery pays homage to classics like Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [and] will satisfy those readers looking for historical mystery, a witty heroine, and a little romance."--School Library Connection
"Audrey Rose Wadsworth prefers breeches to ball gowns, autopsies to afternoon tea, and scalpels to knitting needles. Though her father, Lord Edmund, has forbidden it, Audrey covertly studies forensic medicine...while "the Ripper" remains two steps ahead, lurking where Audrey least expects....Maniscalco's portrayal of scientific invention in a newly industrial era will serve as a fine first foray into Victorian classics."--Booklist
"Dark and suspenseful...this book kept me guessing until its final, terrifying scenes."--Anna Carey, author of the EVE trilogy
"Kerri Maniscalco paints a picture of nineteenth-century London that lives and breathes in wonderfully sinister fashion. You won't want to put this book down."--Renee Ahdieh, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wrath and the Dawn
"This is a book that will keep you up at night and haunt you during the day."--Beth Revis, author of the New York Times bestselling series Across the Universe
"With ample knowledge of Ripper lore, Maniscalco creates a steadfast and headstrong heroine who is as comfortable in gloves of blood as she is in watered silk. Filled with plenty of gory details, and no shortage of possible suspects, Stalking Jack the Ripper conveys the panic, paranoia, and fascination of 1880s London with a madman on the loose."--Kendare Blake, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Three Dark Crowns