Reasons to Read Stalking Jack the Ripper + Moodboards


Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER blog tour hosted by the Knights of Whitechapel, or the SJTR street team, led by Ava @ Bookishness and Tea! Today, I’ll be giving you all a few reasons to read this unique book as well as give a little taste of the setting in which this book is set!

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Series: Untitled #1
Genre: YA Historical Fiction, Mystery
Publication: September 20th 2016 by Jimmy Patterson
Length: 335 pages
Format: ARC

Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…

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.


1. The main character is awesome. She’s sassy, and she’s modern. She knows that women shouldn’t be confined in gender roles. She’s also pretty unorthodox as she secretly learns about forensics in her uncle’s basement. That’s pretty awesome.

2. This book involves a murder. I don’t know about you, but I find that incredibly cool. It’s sort of like a Sherlock and Watson mystery, but not exactly, which makes it even more interesting.

3. It’s based off Jack the Ripper murders. You can probably tell that from the title, but why not say it again? I’ve never read a Jack the Ripper retelling or novel, so this book has given me a lot of information about him. I’m pretty interested in doing some research myself on this serial killer.

Those are only a few reasons you should read this book, but I don’t want to spoil this book for anyone who hasn’t read it yet. If you want to read a bit more about why I loved this book, check out my review! What are you waiting for? Stalking Jack the Ripper comes out September 20th.

Buy Links: Goodreads   |   Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble   |  Indiebound

Kerri’s Links: Twitter   |  Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Website   |   Tumblr   |   Pinterest

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For a little taste of the setting of this book, here are a few moodboards!

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Doesn’t that look so deliciously creepy and intriguing? I sure think so.

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Are you excited for STALKING JACK THE RIPPER? Have you read it yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!



18 thoughts on “Reasons to Read Stalking Jack the Ripper + Moodboards

  1. I love your reasons–now I want to read this book. And the photos are gorgeous and really set the time period for the book.


  2. That staircase picture is pretty darn beautiful! And creepy! I love it! I am so looking forward to this one. I wasn’t even thinking about it until I read your review. It made me want to read this one so bad!


  3. All your reasons make me want to read the book badly! I don’t know much about Jack The Ripper but the mystery side of the story has piqued my interest and there’s a tv series coming out soon which is based off it too! Also those pics are gorgeous!!


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