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Killing Jane

(Erin Prince #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  204 ratings  ·  66 reviews
What If Everything You’ve Ever Heard About Jack The Ripper Is Wrong …

A young woman is brutally murdered in Washington D.C., and the killer leaves behind a calling card connected to some of the most infamous murders in history.

Jack The Ripper

Rookie homicide investigator Erin Prince instinctively knows the moment she sees the mutilated body that it’s only a matter of time be
ebook, 322 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Vesuvian Books
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Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Man, I have really missed Stacy Green! Ms. Green’s Lucy Kendall series is a huge favorite of mine. It’s been well over a year since that series wrapped up, and I’ve missed Lucy’s stories tremendously. I was therefore excited to finally be able to purchase a copy of the first book in Ms. Green’s new Erin Prince series, Killing Jane. I have to say it was well worth the wait.

Killing Jane is an outstanding read. The protagonist is a new homicide investigator in Washington D.C. I was thrille
Erin Prince is a D.C. homicide investigator in the Criminal Investigation Division, newly transferred from sex crimes. She's handed her first case and a new partner, Todd Beckett, on day one (yes, the same Todd from the Lucy Kendall series). It's clear that the homicide is controversial and won't be the last as it reeks of a serial killing, especially given the references to Jack the Ripper at the scene.

The case was impossibly complex, further complicated by Erin's inexperience and insecurity.
Homicide investigator Erin Prince and partner Todd Beckett were thrust into the horror of Erin’s first investigation where the shock on the faces of experienced officers made Erin shudder. A young woman’s terribly mutilated body was the beginning of a shocking crime spree which seemed to be emulating Jack the Ripper.

Frustration and anger, exhaustion and fear – the emotions were all there, but they tried not to let them get in the way. Prince and Beckett needed to put this killer away before more
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Good thriller.

Brutal murders, they are described just enough for us to understand, but not all the gruesome details. Erin Prince grow up with famous and very rich father, now trying to make her way. Living with her twin brother and raising her daughter. She was sexually abused by close relative, also her cousin by the same person. They didn't get much help from their families. In the mix is Jack the Ripper and pages of dairies found at the murder scenes. Rookie homicide detective trying to do he
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Erin Prince is an insecure rookie homicide detective who is trying hard – too hard – to overcome her poor little rich girl upbringing, and she rubs some (including readers) the wrong way. All I am saying is give Prince a chance! If I didn’t already have a history with Stacy Green, I might have searched my Kindle for another book to read. However, I went into Killing Jane knowing how well Ms. Green can write. I’ve read her Lucy Kendall series and her Cage Foster books; all are excellent. This hel ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow. I literally feel relieved that I finished reading this book because of the many questions that kept going on in my mind. I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know what will happen next? who is the killer?

Erin Prince is a homicide detective who is having her first major case. She is trying so hard to prove herself. especially that she comes from one of the richest families in Washington DC. With a new partner, mysterious case, family problems and taking care of her daughter , her character ha
Louise Wilson
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A young woman has been brutally murdered in Washington D.C. The killer leaves behind a calling card connected to some of the most infamous in history.

Rookie Homicide Investigator Erin Prince knows the moment she sees the mutilated that it's only a matter of time before someone else dies. Erin and her partner Todd Beckett are on the trail of a madman. A serial killer is searching the streets for his next victim. Will Erin & Todd catch the killer before the next victim is sacrificed?

With gruesome
Purple Country Girl (Sandy)
I received a copy of Killing Jane from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Vesuvian Books, Netgalley and Stacy Green for the opportunity to read this e-ARC.

A young woman is discovered brutally murdered in her home. The scene is horrifying: the victim has been slashed dozens of times. When a disturbing note is found at the scene, signed JTR 31 August 1888, the detectives believe they may have a Jack the Ripper copycat on their hands. There is an additional note that says Abberl
Alex Cantone
During her first weeks in homicide, Fowler pressed upon (Erin) that Occam’s razor applied to most violent crimes: the most obvious answer was usually the right one, and more often than not, the assailant was someone the victim trusted.

Investigator Erin Prince has been newly promoted to the Washington DC homicide branch after working with sex crimes, and is teamed with Todd Beckett, recently arrived from the Philadelphia police where he successfully caught a serial killer. On their first big case
What if Jack the Ripper was actually a woman? The theory has been put out there throughout the years but she was always referred to as "Jill the Ripper." When Erin Prince, a D.C. detective recently moved from sex crimes to homocide, responds to a murder of a woman who has been brutally murdered in a fashion similar to a Jack the Ripper but finds a note from " Jane the Ripper," she is puzzled by the meaning of it. Is it meant to throw the police off the real killers trial or is the killer really ...more
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Erin Prince is a homicide detective with family issues working an important case. She believes a serial killer taking inspiration from Jack the Ripper is killing people. The new killer calls themself Jane. Erin was more emotional than I like and kind of naive to the differences between the rich and the poor. I still liked the book. The story read easily. Stacy Green also threw in a few surprises through the book. A solid 4 star read.
I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
Jo Ann Reinhold
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to say that when I pick up a book by this author I know I'm going to be blown away by the story and the writing. Stacy Green has a distinct voice in her writing and is superb in weaving a suspenseful web of intrigue around her readers and this book is no exception. This story is spine-chilling good and will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end with a cast of characters that are complex and well developed.
Another great job Ms. Green!
Jonas Saul
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Stacy Green novel and I was pleasantly surprised at how good this author is. Her characterization of Erin Prince (the main character) was very well done. The internal and external conflict between Erin's personal life and her life as a homicide detective was handled expertly. I literally discovered tension on every page.

As the investigation gets rolling right from the beginning scenes, I was swept up in the details on how Erin dealt with her chosen profession, balancing that wi
Alexandrea Weis
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing story with a tantalizing blend of intrigue, horror and good ole detective work. I enjoyed the pace of the story and the determination of the Erin. A strong female lead with heartfelt passion. This is one to snap up and savor. The twists and turns are simply captivating. A great read.
Victor *True Unagi Master*
Washington, D.C. may have a Jack the Ripper copycat killer loose on their streets. And he may actually be a she.

Erin Prince is new to homicide, having previously worked in sex crimes, and is leading her first case which happens to be high profile. She comes across as weak – it seems that every chapter has her holding back tears that are threatening to free themselves. She becomes unsure of herself when partnered with a new transfer from a Philadelphia homicide division – so much so that she star
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This thriller (or as Amazon has called Stacy Green's books, an "assassination thriller") had so many twists, but all very well resolved by the end, even if the end was chilling! There really can't be "happy" endings in crime thrillers... things just need to end less overtly bloody than they began :) But really was impressed with how things were resolved, even for the people who died who WEREN'T murdered...

I particularly appreciated the credibility of everything in this book, from the characters
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another outstanding series by Stacy Green. If you love her Lucy Kendall series, you're going to love Erin Prince. Detective Erin Prince along with her new partner Todd Beckett are out to solve some gruesome murders. Killing Jane is a well written mystery that kept me guessing until the end. A very shocking twist! I'm looking forward to more in this series.

*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.
Kathy Martin
Dec 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Erin Prince is new to homicide when she catches a gruesome new case. She also has a new partner who is much more experienced. Erin doesn't have very good self esteem. Her father is a wealthy defense contractor but she chose police work instead of joining her father's business. She and her twin who recently came out as gay are living together along with her 9-year-old daughter. Brad is her best friend, confident, and support.

The first victim is a young woman who has had quite a troubled past. She
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Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
**** ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ****

Warning: This review/rating is based on my feelings, thoughts, likes and dislikes. You should read the book to form your own opinion/thoughts. Read on!

Rating: 4 Stars
Cover: I like it
Cliffhanger: Nope
Triangle: Nah


Well, I was granted this book for an honest review and I am very glad! It had very few typos, didn’t bother me that much.

Erin is an heiress turned investigator, all she has wanted was to be herself and not being a
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was one of the weirdest mystery crime books that I think I have ever read. The deaths were weird and really quite gruesome, very gruesome. The author chose to let us hear what the killer was thinking while these murders were taking place. On a scale of one to ten of psychopath, this dude was a fifteen.

And then at the end when the killer is revealed, okay, that was horrific to read. I could not imagine sitting or laying there, whatever Erin was doing while all that was going on. I would be h
Bloody and gory! I actually am not affected by reading about abuse/rape/sex ... all the topics that were in this mystery ... and woven all together they made this novel both gripping and deeply disturbing. I didn't want to put it down. The present-day mutilations and killings were intertwined with a Jack the Ripper theory, and it made for a really intriguing read. Thank you, Netgalley, for this arc. ...more
Feb 28, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, reviewed
Oh my God! So boring. And Detective Erin Prince, this woman has a lot of problems. I'm surprised she's even a detective. She never stops comparing herself to other women. Slow and boring should have been the title. I'm going to continue reading. I hope it picks up.

Okay, I just finished it and it was still slow and boring. There was nothing about the female protagonist I liked. In fact, I found her to be quite irritating and honestly, stupid at times. It's hard to believe she's a detective. Her e
Jo Ann Reinhold
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that when I pick up a book by this author I know I'm going to be blown away by the story and the writing. Stacy Green has a distinct voice in her writing and is superb in weaving a suspenseful web of intrigue around her readers and this book is no exception. This story is spine-chilling good and will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end with a cast of characters that are complex and well developed.
Another great job Ms. Green!
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley, 2017

I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.

I have to say I really enjoyed this book. Though seeing how much Erin Prince struggled between the issues with her family name got old I understood the significance of it all.
Erin is trying to just be a good detective but with her name being well known will it help her in this case or hurt?
Her new partner Beckett seems like a pretty good partner even takes her outbursts with a little grain of sal
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
A killer is killing people in Washington, D.C. with a very distinctive signature. He is mimicking Jack the Ripper. Detective Erin Prince is a new detective in homicide and this is her first big case that she is leading. With her partner, Todd Beckett, they are in a race against time to find the killer before he murders again - while dealing with secrets, lies, pornography and deceit.

This was a very interesting book. I quite enjoyed it. Although I found it dragged a little in the middle, the end
Charlotte Lynn
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Killing Jane is definitely a thriller. I really liked that the hints were obvious but not so obvious that the book got boring. Even I, who follows the path the author wants the reader to take, had some ideas. I doubted myself many times but came back to the same conclusion and had the who-dun-it figured out before the end. Yet, I didn’t stop reading or thinking about this book until I read the last page. I couldn’t stop.

The characters were real. They had flaws, they had emotions, and they had fe
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Killing Jane was fantastic. I enjoy books that have a thread of realism - and author Green has utilised the material of Jack the Ripper to great effect. As with all good detective stories, the conflict and tension is derived from the protagonists inner battle to manage her personal and professional life. Coupled with scenes that have just enough gore, but not so much you put the book down, this a is great read from start to finish. I particularly appreciated the pace, as detective stories can of ...more
Melani Peterson trainor
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was blessed to have an advanced reader copy. This book was exceptionally good. I read several books a week from different categories. This one definitely held my attention and pulled me in. I was not able to figure it out. Loved some of the history that was brought into the book. Complete puzzle trying to put together from the very beginning through the end of the book. It was difficult to stop reading.
Deanna Walker
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow! That was the best book I ever read! Erin prince is a good cop, a good mother as she tried to be and a good sister to her twin and her half sister. Can't wait to read the second series soon. ...more
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cool title. Very enjoyable. I hear it may be made into a TV show or movie. I think it would be an excellent choice.
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Stacy Green is the author of the Lucy Kendall thriller series and the Delta Crossroads mystery trilogy. ALL GOOD DEEDS (Lucy Kendall #1) won a bronze medal for mystery and thriller at the 2015 IPPY Awards. TIN GOD (Delta Crossroads #1) was runner-up for best mystery/thriller at the 2013 Kindle Book Awards.

Stacy has a love of thrillers and crime fiction, and she is always looking for the next dark

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