Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper Series #4)

Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper Series #4)

by Kerri Maniscalco

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In the shocking finale to the bestselling series that began with Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer—or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy.

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World's Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.

Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they've heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him—and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device—is another.

Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end—together and in love—or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316425889
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper Series , #4
Edition description: Large Prin
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

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. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Stalking Jack the Ripper, Hunting Prince Dracula, and Escaping From Houdini.

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Capturing the Devil 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Rose-March 19 days ago
I loved the first two books in this series although it is not my go-to genre. I absolutely HATED the third book. I began to dislike the main character more than I already did. I find that she is too much of feminist and can not see the difference when someone is doing something out of love rather than to control her. I was willing to see past this. And I did. As a strongly religious person, I found her lack of faith in any God upsetting. Again, I was willing to see past this. However, in this book, she took it too far. She changes the story of Adam and Eve to make a feminist point. If you simply read the third chapter of Genisis you would see what she says occurred in the story is wrong. I checked the Catholic Bible and the Protestant Bible. Because yes, to any of you who don't know they are indeed different. Even from a nonreligious standpoint, this is still upsetting. If someone said something false about your favorite book, you would be upset. Again I would have been willing to give this book a good review if it wasn't for the ending. I personally do not want to be able to figure out the ending. I do not want to figure out who the killer is until it is revealed. Having ADD, sometimes finishing a book is difficult. I have been reading all my life and was diagnosed with ADD and other stuff last year. Unfortunately finishing a book has become difficult. If I can figure out the ending, I am not encouraged to finish the book. I still did. It is apparent who the killer the second time you are introduced to him. Then again living in New York if some guy asks you if you are there with someone we consider it to be creepy. I hated the third book in this series but the ending was still shocking to me. This book lacked that. Honestly, this book is a step down from the first two. Even from the third. I wanted to love this book but it really wasn't good. You shouldn't get such a classic story as Adam and Eve wrong. I don't entirely blame the author. The editor or publisher should have said something. I don't care that the character wasn't religious but I do care that the author has offended potential readers. The ending was equally upsetting. The killer is so obvious. I read a thriller when I want to be scared. I read romance when I wan to feel in love. I read a mystery when I want to be SURPRISED! Disappointing. The main character isn't likable. I do love Thomas Cresswell though. Nice decent guy. Sweet. I am trying to think of a good thing to say about this book. Positive. Which having depression isn't in my nature. After sitting, staring around the room, I can't find anything solid that I like about this book. This is why I sometimes prefer to stick to the classics. I do feel bad that I have nothing good to say about this book. SO this is where I draw it to a close. Peace be with you
Take_Me_AwayPH 25 days ago
I still remember when Stalking Jack the Ripper was about to come out. I was a little iffy on it because although I liked mysteries, I wasn't completely sold on the historical fiction aspect. But now after finishing this last book in that series, I'm so glad I didn't miss out. omas and Audrey Rose are now in America. They're here to track down aother killer, more grusome than America has seen before. Will they catch them, or is has this crime fighting duo met their match? Of course Maniscalco's prose was still amazing. I loved the way she's not afraid to be gory. It's what originally drew me into this series in the first place. This one was just the same. The same great gore, and the same great mystery, and the same great storytelling. I felt like I was swept off to the morgue to help them and I didn't want to leave. (add that to sentences I never thought I'd type) And of course I still loved the characters. Thomas is still the crazy weirdo guy that I liked from the very beginning. And Audrey is still the headstrong, brave, smart girl from the series. She's still the reason I liked this series so much. Strong female lead and an interest in STEM. HUZZAH! However, for this to be a finale to a series, I wish it had more bodies and less lovey dovey times. (Again, add that to sentences I never thought I'd type) I fell in love with this story because of the science and the way it was like horror and mystery mixed together. This took most of that away and made it more of a love story. Normally I wouldn't complain, because it doesn't leave any loose ends, but still. I just wanted more I guess. As for the historical aspect, I have to say I'm a bit surprised. I had never even heard of H.H. Holmes. (I'm a very weird and morbid person who does random research like this all the time.) At the end Maniscalco gives us an author's note, but I did a bit more. I was trying to figure out what made her choose him. I'm not sure what made her go with this guy, but he was definitely a good choice because I learned a lot that I didn't know before. I still can't believe this is the end. Although there weren't any questions left unanswered, I still have more. What happens now? Where do they go from here? What ever happened to them? Hopefully we see them later on in other books by Maniscalco.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I hate endings. But this conclusion has been one of my favorites to date. I love this story, I love these characters and I love Cressworth!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Capturing the Devil, the fourth and final book in Kerri Maniscalco’s thrilling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, is every bit as heart-pounding as you’d expect it to be. Picking up a few weeks after where Escaping from Houdini left off, Capturing the Devil finds Audrey Rose and Thomas trying to settle into a sort of new normal. But, of course, things never work out as planned for the two and danger (as well as murder) is never too far behind them. When a curious number of women start being murdered in eerily similar ways to Jack the Ripper’s victims back in London, Audrey Rose and Thomas must drop everything and make their way to Chicago, the so-called White City that’s less shiny than it appears on the surface. But as they begin to investigate the connections between recent murders, unexplainable disappearances, and the monster killing women in East London, the duo learn some unsettling truths about the case they thought they solved months ago and must face their most fearsome and dangerous foe yet: The Devil. First off, I need to confess something: H.H. Holmes has been (and most likely will always be) a sort of personal obsession of mine. Born and raised in Chicago, there’s just something about this aspect of my favorite city’s dark past that I can never truly get over. I’m not a “fan” of H.H. Holmes, per say, because he was an absolute monster and did horrific things to unsuspecting young women (as well as men and children), but he has always fascinated me. So believe me when I say that I could not have been more excited the moment that Kerri Maniscalco announced that the fourth and final book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series would be titled Capturing the Devil. Before she even made it explicit that Audrey Rose and Thomas would be making their way to my city, I knew exactly which monster this novel would highlight. Not only that, but I had a pretty good feeling about how as well. And, true to form, Kerri Maniscalco did not disappoint. *Read my full review on Hypable*