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Stalking Jack the Ripper

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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.The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 162 x 235 x 28mm | 544g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 031627349X
  • 9780316273497
  • 3,324

About Kerri Maniscalco

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a small town just outside of New York City where her love of the arts was fostered from an early age. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food for her family, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life's finer points with her cats. Stalking Jack the Ripper is her debut novel.show more

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"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 "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 "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 "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 "*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 "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 "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. Abundant red herrings and a dash of romance round out this gruesome but engrossing story."--Publisher's Weekly "An entertaining debut full of twists and turns, perfect for fans of historical fiction and mystery."--School Library Journal Praise for Stalking Jack the Ripper A #1 New York Times Bestseller from its first week!show more

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