STALKING JACK THE RIPPER book 3 title reveal!

the wait is FINALLY over! i hope you had a great time playing along with me on social media as i teased clues to the mystery of WHO the title historical figure is for book three in the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series. some of you put the clues together just like Cressworth and it was so much fun to see your theories!

this book’s anthem has been “magic, mischief, and mayhem” and has been A LOT of dark fun to write. for those who paid close attention while reading both SJTR and HPD, there were clues tucked away in each of them. SJTR had an entire chapter devoted to the setting, and HPD included a letter with another big hint as to the lead title figure.

the real life murderer is a bit more obscure than Jack the Ripper and Dracula, but there is still a true crime element that i think you guys are REALLY going to like. i can’t say much without giving away spoilers, but just know my excitement can hardly be contained. which sounds weird because i’m talking about a serial killer but…i digress 😉

and now…

without further adieu…

i present the title, the official summary, and the tentative release date for SJTR #3.

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ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI 

coming 9/18/18

In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. 

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?

Please be sure to add it to goodreads here!

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(The above graphic is not the cover — that will be coming your way in the new year!)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS!!!! May your coming year be filled to the brim with magic. xoxo

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Surprise! the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series is getting a fourth book + more!

I couldn’t be happier to announce that there will be a fourth and final book in the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series!

Thank you so much to my FABULOUS agent and editor, and the entire team at JIMMY Patterson books for their dedication to telling this story the way it needs to be told. i am beyond thrilled that i get to share this final installment with you.

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As for the decision to continue? It was the most natural progression of the storyline, and I’m thrilled JIMMY Patterson books was as eager as I am to tell this story right. Plus, I think there might have been an uproar if I didn’t complete the story arc after the events of book three… 😆

Thank YOU, dear readers. Your enthusiasm and support of this series is phenomenal and I’m so lucky to have you on #Cressworth’s side. ❤️

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Book three’s title will be announced here BEFORE the end of the year, so stay tuned!

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ONE MORE BIT OF GOOD NEWS! Amazon currently has STALKING JACK THE RIPPER on sale for $3! That’s right, for THREE dollars you can have a HARDCOVER! THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVERRRRR!

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Black Friday surprise! special HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA signed copies at B&N

some of you may recall teasers from my Instagram stories a few months back where i was signing those GORGEOUS inserts. well, the news is finally out! they are part of Barnes & Noble’s special Black Friday Event. It was such an honor to be asked to participate and i hope you love the cool editions as much as i do.

signed copies of HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA will be at your local B&N, but supplies are limited. check out their site for more details. (LINK to event here.)

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i, for sure, will be heading out to snag a copy myself–they’re too pretty! one lucky person will also find a copy that’s got a quote from HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA in it, handwritten by me. (seen in the pic below.) if you happen to be the person who finds it, let me know!

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i cannot believe the holiday season is already upon us! i’ve got so much to be thankful for this year, and each of you have A LOT to do with it. thank you for being amazing every single day.

xoxo

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is a NYT bestseller for a THIRD week!

honestly, i’m so floored and am filled with SO MUCH gratitude for each of you. thank you for the incredible word of mouth promotion, for all of the excitement across social media, all of the requests you put in at your libraries, and all of the tweets to my publisher, asking for MOAR. and thank you for continuing to tell everyone you know about these gothic, feminist mysteries.

cheers to YOU, dear reader, you are making your voice heard.

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oh! before I have a Lyme Brain moment and forget: i keep getting questions about signed copies (for gifts for friends, family, and even yourself!), and there are still some available at the following locations, but you’ll have to contact them quickly before they’re gone!

Autographed copies of both STALKING JACK THE RIPPER and HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA:

Books of Wonder

Quail Ridge Books

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Foxtale Book Shoppe

Little Shop of Stories

i also have an Instagram giveaway happening now through Halloween, so please hop on over there and enter to win some AWESOME fall bookish things!

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50-Page MG or YA Manuscript Critique from Editor Jenny Bak and Signed Copy of Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

friends! you can win a manuscript critique by my AMAZING editor! also? she’s giving away a signed copy of HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA. please help spread the word for this wonderful cause! xoxo

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Editorial director Jenny Bak is offering a detailed critique on the first 50 double-spaced pages of a middle-grade or YA novel. She will also send the winner a signed copy of Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco.

jb_id (1)Jenny Bak is Editorial Director at JIMMY Patterson Books, an imprint for children under Little, Brown and Company. She edits James Patterson’s bestselling books for young readers, including his Middle School and Maximum Ride series. She also acquires middle grade and young adult novels that reflect the JIMMY mission to create beloved books that will inspire a love of reading in children.HuntingPrinceDracula_9780316551663_HCOpening Bid: $50

Auction Ends: Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10pm EST. (Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void.)

To bid on this item, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with your email…

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HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is a NYT Bestseller!!!!

it was a good thing my sister was driving when my phone rang a few minutes after 5pm today because OH MY GOODNESS, i was flailing like you wouldn’t believe when my agent and editor excitedly passed along the news….HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA debuted on the NYT bestsellers list!!!!

HOLY. WOW.

YOU GUYS. Just LOOK at that list…

DKwpwaDUEAAW0ql.jpg-largei cannot even begin to wrap my brain around this. thank you so much to readers who purchased pre-orders and copies this week. to everyone who told their friends, shouted about it over the internet, and left a glowing review–thank you. your love of these characters made this possible and i am infinitely grateful for such amazing readers.

a HUGE thank you to my editor, Jenny Bak, my agent Barbara Poelle, James Patterson, Sabrina Benun, and the ENTIRE team at JIMMY books. you all make my words shine. if you need me, i’ll just be flailing forever.

xoxo

 

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is now available!!!!

the day has finally arrived! HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is now in the world and i don’t think this feeling of overwhelming gratitude will ever, ever get old. i’m so lucky to have so much love and support behind my books, and hope you know how very much it means to me.

This story was written from my heart and now it belongs to you, dear reader. I hope you love sinking your teeth into it! (I couldn’t resist at least ONE vampire pun!) Please tell all of your friends and share the release day love—your enthusiasm is one of my favorite things!

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Tonight I kick off the #HuntingPrinceDraculaTour with friends of the Knox county library in Knoxville, but for now I’m going to enjoy all of your beautiful pictures.

See you on the road, friends! Xoxo

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***If you don’t live close to a tour stop, or can’t make it out, please contact the bookstores if you’d like a signed/personalized copy of HPD. A lot of them will ship your order to you, so it’s *almost* like attending the event!

Places to order signed copies:

Books of Wonder

Quail Ridge Books

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Foxtale Book Shoppe

Little Shop of Stories