Stalking Jack the Ripper Giveaway

In the Fall I am obsessed with picking reads that just have that FALL feeling (here are some of my recs) and since the first day of Fall was yesterday I’ve already started to pick what books I’m going to read to get me in the ~mood~ for Fall — especially because here in Philly it was like 80 yesterday (I’m so not complaining but man I want to bust out my boots and flannel so hard) so I need ALL the help I can get to think of Fall because my brain is still in summer mode.

One of the books FOR SURE on my list, like on my nightstand, is Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco which just came out this week! I mean, JACK THE RIPPER + Victorian era + a highborn lady who is super into forensics trying to track him down. I’ve heard rave reviews from fellow book friends and I’m super excited to dive into it!

Stalking Jack the Ripper

I was especially intrigued after I heard Kerri talk about her inspiration and why she chose Jack the Ripper to write a book about because I am also super intrigued by unsolved crimes and theories (my particular crack of choice is theories about the two Princes in the Tower but I have a feeling I’m going to be super into Jack the Ripper for a while).

“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.”


And thanks to JIMMY Patterson Books, I have a copy of Stalking Jack the Ripper (plus a bonus prize) for one lucky reader!!

Let’s get to the details, shall we?


One lucky winner is going to win the following:

Stalking Jack the Ripper giveaway

  • a copy of the deliciously creepy Stalking Jack the Ripper
  •  an anatomical heart necklace.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Jimmy Patterson Books
You must be 13 or older to enter — if not please have an adult do it on your behalf!


(Full Summary)


 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.



author Kerri photo

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside New York City, 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.



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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. I think The 5th Wave is a great fall book – kinda creepy and something you can binge read under a comfy blanket!

  2. Ah! I’m SO excited for this book! I love Victorian England!

  3. In the story collection, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys, the short story In the Forest Dark And Deep is a wonderful, creepy story. It is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland that will keep you up at night. It has a fall setting with a harrowing tea party in the woods. Definitely the stuff of nightmares, but I LOVE it!

  4. When I sighted Jack the Ripper in the title, I knew that I was going to click. I’m obsessed with this story. I would like to know your opinion on this book when you’ll read it! 🙂 I definitely save it in my TBR. (It’s like that we say in English? 😮 )

  5. Kelsey Cooper says:

    I have been reading such great things about this book. I recently read How To Hang A Witch – OMG what a perfect fall/Halloween book. I could sing its praises ALL DAY. The Mara Dyer series is another good one (I’ve only read the first, but going to read the rest soon!) as well as A Madness So Discreet.

  6. So excited to read this book! I think The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd is an awesome Fall/Halloween book – it has just the right amount of creepy and suspense that makes it perfect. 🙂

  7. Since I share a name with the main character I think I definitely need to read this 😉
    Plus, I agree that fall calls for creepy, dark book!

  8. Oooh, I’ve been eyeballing this one for a while! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I don’t usually try to pair up my reading with the seasons, but The Secret History by Donna Tartt has this great New England-y, fall vibe and I’ve actually been meaning to reread it now that the weather is turning. But other than that I don’t know if I could come up with any others!

  9. Stephanie Grant says:

    It’s a classic but I’m going to have to go with Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein! I can’t wait to read Stalking Jack the Ripper it looks like it will be an amazing read!

  10. Jamie you’re going to love this book! I read it during the summer because I couldn’t wait til the Fall. A good Fall book for me is anything scary or ones that take place at the beginning of a new school year.

  11. So excited for this giveaway (cause I have a US address so I can actually enter!)

    I’d say The Night Circus has a lot of fall vibes! I actually kind of want to reread it now!

  12. Thank you for the Giveaway!

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! Loved the review too! My fall read pick (and I’m surprised nobody mentioned it) is the classic Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

  14. I’m really intrigued by this book because Victorian England + forensics + murders. I’m definitely going to pick this up from my library when it releases!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

  15. Creepy books set in creepy towns like Sharp Objects by Gilliam Flynn..

    Thanks for the giveaway!