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Hunting Prince Dracula

(Stalking Jack the Ripper #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  37,432 ratings  ·  6,007 reviews
Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine... and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose ...more
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by Little, Brown & Company
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Kerri That would be a fun topic to explore! However, this installment will have shades of a different classic woven into the mystery. I can't offer much unt…moreThat would be a fun topic to explore! However, this installment will have shades of a different classic woven into the mystery. I can't offer much until the official summary and title are revealed, but it begins in Romania a week after STALKING JACK THE RIPPER ends...(less)
Kerri I think in early 2017. Probably around the same time as the cover and title reveal. It shouldn't be too long now!…moreI think in early 2017. Probably around the same time as the cover and title reveal. It shouldn't be too long now!(less)

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chai ♡
Shoutout to me for making it through this book!

Seriously. If you’re looking for a better substitute for humor, mystery and general fulfillment, look no further than: Buzzfeed Unsolved.
3/5 ⭐

Full review on my Blog: The Dacian She-Wolf 🐺

Okay so. Romanian here.

99% sure I’m not a vampire, but some of y’all seem to believe that everyone in Romania is from Transylvania and we all have fangs and hate garlic with a passion so you make me question my initial statement with your fairytale determination.

I still haven’t discovered my fangs though, but now if I think on it I might have put them into a glass of water somewhere in my mountain castle and forgot about them. Whoops.

Now, moving
Delightfully morbid.

I loved Stalking Jack the Ripper. It was a book I will always hold dear, mainly because I was enchanted by the gloomy Victorian London ambience and disturbingly fascinated by the gruesome murders and their riddles. Yet Hunting Prince Dracula, with its mystifying touch, with lores whispered by supersticious villagers and seemingly crazy professors, medieval orders and forests covered in white snow yet somehow tainted by crimson blood and chilling howls, is the reason I bow
Emma Giordano
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it
As I was not a huge fan of Stalking Jack The Ripper, I was unsure if I would continue with the series until hearing rave reviews of book two, especially from people who also did not enjoy the first installment. I did enjoy Hunting Prince Dracula more than book one, but it still just wasn’t for me.

CW: murder/gore, sexism, ptsd

My absolute favorite part of this series is the characters and romance. I wasn’t the BIGGEST fan of Audrey Rose in book one, but I actually loved her in book two. I adore he
“Monsters are only as real as the stories that grant them life. And they only live for as long as we tell those tales.”

This book has really advanced from Stalking Jack the Ripper in terms of character development and plot twists.

The story begins with Audrey and Thomas on a train to Romania, to attend one of Europe's best forensic institutes. But as people start turning up dead with their bodies completely drained of blood, students of the Institute are on high alert and suspect that Dracula hi
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1: Stalking Jack the Ripper ★★★★★
#2: Hunting Prince Dracula ★★★★★
#3: Escaping From Houdini ★★★★★

Are you guys ready for some serious fangirling?! This series has utterly bewitched me.

Perhaps it was time for fathers to teach their sons how to behave around young women. They were not born superior, no matter how society falsely conditioned them. We were all equals here.

While we got to see Audrey's feminist snark come into play a little in SJTR, she is loud, proud, and feminist as hell in this
Feb 28, 2020 rated it liked it
wow, i love how informative this series is. its obvious KM has put in some serious medical and historical research when writing these books. i feel like i learned so much whilst reading that i probably could go and become a coroner/medical examiner. if only it were currently the 1890s. lol.

im still a big fan of audrey roses character and what she stands for. i like that she continues to act upon her curiosity, even when it is perceived as unladylike. but, i mean, if i had my own thomas cresswel
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: ya-2017

don't forget to submit screenshots of your preorders to receive the MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella! ends TONIGHT at midnight! (open INTL even though it says US/CA, promise.)

8/16/17 UPDATE!

The map for finished copies of HPD has been revealed! Check out my social media if you'd like to see it. I'm also hosting two giveaways, one on twitter and one on instagram! xoxo
8/8/17 UPDATE!!!!

Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
"Lead the way, Wadsworth. I'm simply along for the brute strength and charm."

Omgah. This was FANTASTIC. I loved the first book, but this one blew it out of the water. Kerri Maniscalco can WRITE. (Thank you to the publishers for sending me a gorgeous arc!)

Every page was brilliant. The prose was gorgeous. I loved loved loved it. (Mind you, I had to skim some of the bloody parts-weak stomach eek!) But seriously you guys, don't miss this.

"Flowers need plenty of water to grow. Love, too, need
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I have always wanted to travel to Romania so it was fun to go with Audrey and Thomas =)

Audrey and Thomas are going to study at a medical school inside of Bran Castle. Oh what joy =)

But along the way, while riding on the Orient Express, they find a body outside of Audrey's compartment with a stake through his heart! And thus it begins....

There are some wonderful new friends they meet at the school and some not so nice.


more bodies show up. What is happening to these people? The towns people
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hello everyone, I would really love it if you all start addressing me as Sherlock Holmes because your girl right here, solved it. I mean I had my theories and ideas and screamed when I was right oh em gee.

I really didn't like the first book because it was just so dull and focusing a lot on the forensics, leaving me uninterested and bored, but this book??? was so much more intriguing and interesting.

!!!!!!Spoilers from the previous book from here on!!!!!

So what is this book about?
After finding
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Audrey Rose is not here for anyones misogynistic bullshit
Elle (ellexamines)
3 1/2 stars, rounded up because… well, it was really entertaining, and also overall of much higher quality than book one. And wow, I suddenly love the two leads?

I’m going to be talking about this a lot in relation to Stalking Jack the Ripper. So here’s that review.

First let’s talk about the mystery, because that was something I didn’t like in book one and… wow, I love him. The cleverness of the solution here has really stepped it up. I didn't guess the solution at all.

Okay, for the most impor
♛ may
Full review posted

I was going to forgive 2017 for all the crap it gave us if this book didn’t disappoint and THANK GOODNESS 2017 GETS ANOTHER CHANCE

Antique pages were a scent that should be bottled up and sold to those who adored the aroma.


Reasons why this book saved 2017

- Anxiety/hallucination rep from one of the most badass woman to ever walk
- So much fem power bois this is a good one
- Thomas Cresswell, my husband
- In book 1, Audrey was so impassive to gross things and I totally get it b
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved SJTR, so I was 10000000% on board with this being a series and as soon as I got this book in my greedy hands, I dropped everything.

I love Audrey Rose. She's smart and sassy and doesn't back down. It's so much fun being in her head. And don't get me started on Thomas because I wouldn't know where to start. I live for the banter between them and it's even better when they're flirting at the same time.

Plot wise, it's a big bundle of mystery. There are creepy castles and late night searche
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites, reviewed
So, since I've never actually figured out the art of writing reviews for sequels I'm just gonna direct you to my review of Stalking Jack the Ripper for any coherent thoughts on this series you might be interested in while I gush here about how much I loved this book.

1. I am in actual love with Audrey Rose and her genius self and will never not be and if this book series turns one more person she trusts into a murderer I will riot. She needs a break - someone buy her a bath bomb

2. I also love Th
Lucie V.
Apr 18, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Monsters were in the eye of the beholder. And no one wanted to discover that their own hero was the true villain of the story.

✅ Murders to solve
✅ Strong main character
✅ Great secondary character
✅ Mysterious Romanian and folklore vibes
✅ Funny banter
✅ Cute romance
🆗 Not so unexpected ending
❌ Secret society drama that I didn’t really enjoy

Hunting Prince Dracula starts a few weeks after the end of Stalking Jack the Ripper. Audrey Rose and Thomas are on their way to Romania to enrol
Monsters were in the eye of the beholder. And no one wanted to discover their hero was the true villain of the story.

Wadsworth and Cresswell are back and this time they are hunting Dracula himself! Before starting this review I should probably mention that Stalking Jack the Ripper was one of my favorite books last year. I had an absolutely illogical crush on Thomas Cresswell, which was pretty obvious from my review (note: fangirling rumblings without stop is a better way to describe that rev
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loved book 1
Stalking Jack the Ripper (#1) - ★★★★★
Hunting Prince Dracula (#2) - ★★★★★
Escaping from Houdini (#3) - ★★★★★
Capturing the Devil (#4) - ★★★★★


[9/15/2019] -

[Credit: Kerri Maniscalco]
I don't know who the girl in the picture is but she is perfect as Audrey Rose!!


[9/10/2019] - [9/10/2019] - POP QUIZ! Anybody recognize this voice?


I really don't know what to say. Partly because this book is so amazing but mainly because, as you can see below, I've already r
The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
5 freaking stars!!!

If Nancy Drew and National Treasure had a book baby it would probably this book (just add gory murders).

If I had some issues with Stalking Jack the Ripper, this book managed to wipe all of it. It was phenomenally awesome!!!

The suspense, mystery, horror, adventure, and romance was superb! In the first book I had a problem with the identity of the culprit because it was too obvious, but with this book? My brain totally failed to guess the culprit. It was that surprising and go
Candace Robinson
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I still liked book one more, but this was a fun ride! The question is, is the killer an immortal or someone pretending to be.

My favorite character is Thomas! Love him and his personality! There were some pretty interesting and grotesque stuff that was awesome! Some of the book lagged in the middle, and when Audrey got mad at Thomas, it was ridiculous for the reasons. There was a twist that I was not expecting. I can't wait for book 3! Full review on my blog
demi. ♡
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
❥ 5 / 5 stars

Oh my godddd. I’m so in love with this book. I already like Stalking Jack the Ripper but I think this one is much better and I love it even more. The location of ACADEMY OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND SCIENCE in Romania is perfect. I also like when the characters discuss in the class. It’s so interesting for me because I don’t know about these things before and I’m always excited when it comes to their discussions.

Oh! And I’ve got my new favorite characters from this series too which a
mxa ☂︎
I chanted all throughout this slow paced book that I was here for Thomas Cresswell and it worked because by the time I reached chapter 38, I couldn't put it down. Hunting Prince Dracula is a lot more complicated in its mystery aspect and there was just so much going on in the forensics institute that both leads were in. I couldn't accurately predict the killer but I'm so glad how it turned out in the end. Of course, just like in Stalking Jack the Ripper, there were lots of healthy bickering betw ...more
Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
The Short
Actual rating: 4.5*

Perfect for fans of: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (obviously as this is the sequel), And I Darken by Kiersten White (I haven't finished this one but it reminded me a bit of what I have read of it, mostly due to the setting)

Writing: 4.5 stars
Characters: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Originality: 4.5 stars
(All out of 5 stars)

The Long
This series is soooo good ahhhh. I listened to the audiobook for this one, which is what I did with the first book, and it was
Chelsea Humphrey
Definitely enjoyed this one more than the first book, which gives me hope that perhaps I'll continue enjoying each sequel more than the previous one? ...more
Thank you to Hachette Children’s Books for kindly sending me a copy to review. All thoughts are my own, however.
TRIGGER WARNINGS: anxiety, grief, murder, gore and PTSD.



I try to make it known that Kerri Maniscalco is one of my favourite authors. I don’t know If I’ve made that clear, but I love her. Is that too far? She just seems like an incredible person and I am absolutely in love her writing. Hunting Prince Dracula met every expectatio
Wren (fablesandwren)
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book just screams gloomy-enchantment. Like the ton of Van Helsing or Dracula (that’s probably the point). There’s just so much to talk about but so little that I can say.

Audrey Rose and Cresswell are off to study the dead at a once-castle in Romania. But from the moment they got on the train, there is a trail of murders for them to solve already. No matter where these two go, there is always a mystery to solve.

The worst part about this whole murder-thing is that they all look like vampires
Whitney Atkinson
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I think I'm in for the ride with this series strictly because they're fun to listen to, but the characters both got on my nerves in this book and I still think Audrey Rose is hypocritical and her feminism is often blunt and overly modern for the time period. The plot in this one wasn't as interesting as it seemed from the description, but I still love the atmosphere that Maniscalco makes with the creepiness of the basement tunnels and the dead bodies and stuff.

Not a huge fan of the romance beca
Rachel E. Carter
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: have-paperback
THAT ENDING WAS SO GOOOOD!!! I adore Creswell & Wadsworth SO. MUCH. And a total teaser for the next book, I can't wait. GOING TO AMERICA!!!

Also, seriously, you guys need to listen to the audiobooks for these -the narrator is FANTASTIC.
alana ♡
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, mystery
First things first, whoever said listening to audiobooks doesn't count as reading can go fly a kite, as well as a slew of other obscenities that I'll refrain from saying. People who listen to audiobooks inspire me because I am floored by their attention spans (please teach me your ways for future books) BUT I am happy to announce that I listened to my first audiobook and it was so much fun! It only took be a month to listen to it, but that's okay, I DID IT!!  The audiobook was fantastic and the ...more
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