Saturday, September 03, 2016

Celebrating Debutantes 2016: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Movie Cast + Giveaway)

Hi guys! For today, I am sharing with you the movie cast made by Kerri for her debut novel Stalking Jack the Ripper. We're also giving away a pre-order of Stalking Jack the Ripper - open internationally!

Audrey Rose Wadsworth — is our badass Victorian heroine. As a lord’s daughter, she’s been groomed to be an obedient young lady, but has her own ideas about how a lady may act. When she’s not attending high teas or dress fittings, she’s secretly studying cadavers in her uncle’s forensic laboratory. Once the Ripper begins his murder spree, she’s determined to stop him any way she can. Her ultimate goal is to save other women from such a dark fate, no matter what their status in society is.

Aditi Rao Hydari would be perfect because she was born into two royal lineages, is elegant yet fierce, and just screams Audrey Rose to me. Place a scalpel in her hands and add some Victorian finery, and my main character would spring to life!

Thomas Cresswell — is Audrey Rose’s infuriating partner-in-forensic-loving-crime. He’s mysterious, comes from an equally good family, and harbors plenty of dark secrets of his own. He’s charming and arrogant and constantly goading Audrey Rose into either giving him a kiss, or fighting society restrictions. Most days Audrey Rose can’t decide if she wants to kiss or kill him more.

Douglass Booth would make a great Thomas because there’s something about his smoldering look that can light even the most determined girl’s heart on fire. I think he’d be able to pull off the witty banter and get away with some of the more “impolite” things Thomas says while pushing his own societal boundaries.

About the Author:

Photo credit: Kelli Maniscalco @ Dogwood Lane
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 with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, her debut YA gothic horror, is coming September 20, 2016 from JIMMY Patterson/Little, Brown. It’s the first in a new series and incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

Find Kerri: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website | Tumblr | Pinterest

Book Description:

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

Buy links:

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound


What's up for grabs: Pre-order of Stalking Jack the Ripper
Scope: International!

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Treat yourself to a complete #CelebratingDebutantes2016 experience. Click the image below for the full schedule and links to the posts!


  1. This is such an awesome cast! And I can't wait for this book! I love the premise!

    1. Hi Kaitlyn! I love the premise so much. Hope you enjoy reading the book when you get a hold of a copy.

  2. I don't know any of the cast, but I'm sure it's fantastic.

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Mary. Good luck with the giveaway!

  3. ooh I love Douglas Booth! I haven't read the book yet but I think he could be the perfect Thomas :D

    1. Hi Tiffany! Thanks for dropping by. I actually had to google Douglas Booth, pardon me. :) He looks great, though. I'd have to check out his acting skills.

  4. Love the sound of this book and love the movie cast! Obsessed!! Hope to win this awesome prize thanks for the chance!

  5. I'm not familiar with any of the cast but I hope they'll give justice to the characters. ☺

  6. I think the cast are perfect! I can totally imagine Douglass as Thomas.

    Alyssa @ Diary of a Book Maniac

  7. Kerri Maniscalco can totally be imagined as Audrey though! <3

  8. Just the thought of stalking Jack the Ripper made me excited about this book. I'm sure it will be awesome!

  9. Douglas Booth yes!! And Thomas Creswell. These guys know how to play period roles so well :D Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Super excited for this book, heard great things about it and it definitely sounds like something I would enjoy.
    I can totally imagine Douglas and Aditi as Thomas and Audrey.
    Thanks for a generous giveaway! :)