Audrey Rose Wadsworth lives in a man's world in Victorian England. She wants to learn forensic medicine by studying under her uncle in his laboratory, but the taboos of the times and her father forbid it. That doesn't stop Audrey Rose, she trades her fine silk dresses and impractical shoes for trousers so she can learn among the men.
Thomas, her uncle's prodigy, discover's Audrey Rose's secret her first day, when the body of Jack the Ripper's first victim is on the laboratory table.
When speculation--both from Audrey Rose and Scotland Yard--lies on members of her family, Audrey Rose and Thomas slooth about London, searching for clues to prove who the serial killer is, and who he isn't.
Why isn't YA historical fiction a thing? I love YA and I love historical fiction, Kerri Maniscalco proves they can work together. She makes you are walking the streets of London, watching your back for Jack.
Why isn't YA mystery a thing? Again, Kerri proves genres can mingle. Stalking Jack the Ripper is a genuine whodunnit mystery. And I bet you won't guess the answer.
Narrator? Nicola Barber does a fantastic job portraying the voice of Audrey Rose. Her pacing is fantastic and she helps set the mood and feel of Victorian London.
“Roses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.” ― Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Hunting Prince Dracula
Escaping from Houdini (September, 18 2018)
Book One: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✰
Series as a whole: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✰