Backlist 5: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Genre: historical mystery, action
Buy: Kindle, Hardcover, Audible

Up for a little Stalking?

Following the many rave reviews, I have finally taken the plunge and start Stalking Jack the Ripper. The story starts creepy, a poor girl meeting her end in a brutal way. Then it forwards to Audrey Rose Wadsworth, somehow people love calling her Audrey Rose. The heroine meets her match her match in another forensic student Thomas Cresswell. While the chemistry between them is burning, Audrey begins investigating the mystery of Jack the Ripper despite warnings.


Audrey Rose, heroine, daughter of Edmund Wadsworth, has an older brother Nathaniel. Her mother had passed away during her childhood. Apprenticing secretly under her uncle (Edmund’s brother) Jonathan, Audrey is a adept student in forensics.

Thomas Cresswell, my kind of boyfriend. One that believes in equality, and trusts that even girls can be kick ass. He can be infuriating, I do love reading their banter. While I enjoy the fights and discussions, I also love the mystery.


We are all familiar with the story of Jack the Ripper, we never did find out who had done it. In this version, the cat and mouse chase becomes more and more dangerous as Audrey comes closer to finding out the murderer. The MO is the same, the time line similar, which is good for a historical fiction. Now the truth can be painful, Kerri does more than ripping out poor girl’s hearts. The ending was quite heart breaking, as some skeletons pop out from the proverbial closet.

Verdict for Jack the Ripper

After reading this one, I now am a follower of Kerri Maniscalco’s series. The first book of the series is great, it introduces key characters as well as setting the pace for the next one. If you have not started the series, this is one for mystery lovers, as well as murder mysteries.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco blows me away with some great mystery, kickass characters and lovely setting Share on X

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