Blog Tour: Stalking Jack the Ripper

Today I'm thrilled to host Kerri Maniscalco for the "Stalking Jack the Ripper" blog tour hosted by the inimitable Hannah @ Irish Banana Tours!

Stalking Jack the Ripper features a badass, feminist main character, Audrey, and an oh-so swoony male lead, Thomas. This historical mystery thriller novel based on the Jack the Ripper murders will chill and excite and does not hold back on the gore. 

1. Stalking Jack the Ripper is without a doubt a new take on the legendary mystery of Jack the Ripper. What drew you to the story of Jack the Ripper, and why did you choose him as a villain?

Unsolved crimes and history have intrigued me since I was a teen. I was fascinated by the Ripper case in particular because of the mystery that still surrounds it. There are so many theories and suspects, and as a writer it’s a wonderfully blank canvas for creating your own backstory. Who was Jack? Where did he come from? What were the circumstances leading up to that Autumn of Terror? I think the most interesting villains are ones that fit into that questionable gray area—the place where we understand their motivation, even if we’re horrified by it.

I chose Jack because I wanted this story to focus on a young woman who turned the tables on him. When I researched case details, I immediately thought about the forensic team behind the scenes. It was one of the first times in history forensics were applied to a case with gusto, so I imagined how interesting it’d be if a teenage girl was involved with stopping this notorious killer of women. From there it evolved into Audrey Rose’s story of how her world and Jack’s converge.


2. Audrey Rose is a brilliant, sensitive, headstrong and decidedly modern girl—even by our 21st-century standards. What do you hope teens who read her story will take away from her character?

I hope that teens—and readers of all ages, really—are inspired to live their authentic lives, regardless of what society thinks. Audrey Rose would encourage curiosity and fearlessness. The world needs trailblazers and I hope readers are inspired to continue on their paths, even in the face of difficulty. Our actions today will hopefully inspire others tomorrow, and that’s how progress and change are made. Sometimes it’s fighting those quiet everyday battles that shift perspective one degree at a time.


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.

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. 
Book Buy Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble 

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.
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Tour Schedule:
Week 1:

Week 2:
9/23: That Artsy Reader Girl - Review

Giveaway:
3 Finished Copies of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER (US Only)
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7 comments:

  1. Awesome interview! I adore this book, and Audrey Rose is a wonderful role model for teens, I love her ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  2. thanks for the interview. The last question is amazing and holds a message for everyone.

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  3. Loved the interview! This book is so amazing and I can't wait for everyone to read it! :)

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  4. Loved the interview. This is definitely a book I have been keeping an eye on and can't wait to read.

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  5. Im so intrigued by this book ! The cover is beautiful I can't wait to read it *.*

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  6. Ahhhh this sounds SO GOOD!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  7. I am fascinated by stories about Jack the Ripper and I love books with strong and brilliant woman so this book is a win for me. :)

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