Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco, Narrated by Nicola Barber
Genre: Gothic thriller, YA, Slightly Steampunk
ISBN: 9780316273497
Pub date: September 20th 2016 by Hachette Audio (also published by Jimmy Patterson, a brand new imprint of Hachette)
Rating: 4

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I knew right away that I would probably like this book; it's my favorite kind of genre and it has a girl holding a knife on the front. How could possibly NOT be good?

It was very impressive.

Stalking Jack the Ripper stars a brilliant kick-ass heroine who is trying to push her way out of the social norms and be free to follow her heart: to study medical science. And she does so by apprenticing her uncle and dissecting corpses and helping with autopsies. She accidentally gets involved in the "Leather Apron" case, aka Jack the Ripper. She ends up falling for a handsome and extremely annoying boy who is much more than he appears.

The story is filled with complex and interesting characters, all fairly well developed. The writing was descriptive without being overly flowery. As far as the plot, I had it figured out about halfway through so the ending didn't really come as a surprise, but I enjoyed it all the same.

If you're a fan of Gail Carriger, Julia Knight, Dawn Kurtagich, or Laini Taylor, you'll be adding Maniscalco to your Author Watch list.

About the Book

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.

Stalking Jack the Ripper is the first in a new 3-book series published by a new imprint of Hachette Book Group, Jimmy Patterson.

About the Author

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC 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, and is the first in a new series of gothic thrillers.

It will be available everywhere September 20, 2016.


  1. I tend to read self help and business books, but every now and then a sci-fi creeps onto my radar and it sounds so exciting! I love this book because it sounds like she is such a badass who created her own path. Nothing overly feminine or about a girl staying within some social standards. Such a dope idea and yes, that cover got me super interested!!! Gotta check this one out on Amazon now, Haley =]

  2. This book sounds really interesting. I'll have to give it a look!



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