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Capturing the Devil

(Stalking Jack the Ripper #4)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  11,706 ratings  ·  2,191 reviews
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.

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Hardcover, 453 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by JIMMY Patterson
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Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
9/10/19 UPDATE:

good morning and welcome to the world, little book. the last five years of writing these stories and getting to know these characters have been the best, but now it’s time for me to say goodbye and send Thomas and Audrey Rose off.

i absolutely adore this conclusion–it ends where it all began for me. what you thought you knew about a killer in Stalking Jack the Ripper might just be another mystery waiting to be solved. i hope you’ve loved the hints i’ve dropped along the way…

Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
My enjoyment of this series totally dwindled as it went along. I was in love with the first two books, there was a perfect balance of murder and mystery and entertaining banter between our two main characters. As the series went along though slowly it became more about over dramatic romance and less about spine chilling plot. I love Audrey Rose and Thomas as characters and they are a great pair but having to spend 75% of a book I thought would be a murder mystery listening to them proclaim their ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
2.5 stars I love you dear, Audrey and Thomas but I’m unhauling my hardbacks. I’m just not feeling it any more.....

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Stalking Jack the Ripper (#1) - ★★★★★
Hunting Prince Dracula (#2) - ★★★★★
Escaping from Houdini (#3) - ★★★★★
Capturing the Devil (#4) - ★★★★★

”I was born with the devil in me…
And he has been with me ever since.

Basically me throughout the entire book:

I’m sure some people had the tiny nagging voice in the back of their head whispering What if the final book is awful? What if Kerri pulls a Veronica Roth on us? but not me! I have an unbeatable (and slightly unrealistic)
Chelsea Humphrey

Stalking Jack the Ripper: 🌟🌟
Hunting Prince Dracula: 🌟🌟🌟
Escaping from Houdini: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Becoming the Dark Prince: 🌟🌟🌟
Capturing the Devil: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

"Shall we see about solving another gruesome murder, my love?" -Thomas Cresswell, confirmed angel


If you hear sobbing around the world on September 10th, it's likely due to the fact that Capturing the Devil released and we're all having to say goodbye to Thomas Cresswell... I mean, the series. Yes, totally the series. It's no secret that I jumped on
Rachel E. Carter
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy-paperback
After this series there will never be a book by Kerri I don't read. Wow. Just love her writing and Cressworth so much.
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of Stalking Jack the Ripper

It is set in stone then: my affection toward this series is truly dead. In spite of being very enthusiastic about the whole business of writing a snarky review, part of me feels very sad because, in the beginning, Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first book in the series, was one of my favorites. But the magic is gone, and if I to pick up book one and book four and compare them, I'd see two absolutely different books in style and message. Maybe 'it's not you but me' situation, but I highly doubt it

Kat Valentine
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Friggin fabulous book!!!! I can't say it enough how much I adore this fantabulous series!!!! From book 1 Stalking Jack The ripper to this 4 th and final book Capturing the devil. Audrey rose and Thomas are incredible and watching their journey has been intoxicating and I don't think I will ever forget this couple!!! Kerri Maniscalco is a fabulous storyteller and her words flow with beauty and grace. I have loved how she has taken intriguing characters from the past and brought them back to life. ...more
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This physically pains me, but... I'm moving this to my "finish-me-soon" shelf. I've been trying to read this book for months and am only ~130pg into it because my heart just isn't in it right now. :( Hopefully I'll be in a better frame of mind for it soon and will love it as much as I loved the first 3 books!
Candace Robinson
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth and last installment in the Jack the Ripper series and I did a buddy read with the awesome Shannon @ Reads & Reels!

The last book had me slightly on edge in certain parts due to the sort of love triangle thing going on, so I was hoping this one would be smooth sailing with my favorite duo, Thomas and Audrey! 

Thomas is probably one of my favorite male book characters ever, and he was his normal witty and awesome self here! I loved the banter between him and Audrey! At times, I d
Welp. I officially don’t have words. This was an epic roller coaster of feels and I loved every single page of it.

Full review to come.
may ❀
so new plan, we're going to pretend books 3 and 4 of this series never happened

“Beyond life, beyond death, my love for thee is eternal.”

i'm so ridiculously annoyed at what happened but also i can't be bothered bc ever since i finished book 3: Escaping from Houdini, i've felt my attachment to this series begin to dwindle and ITS SO SAD BC I LOVE THOMAS AND AUDREY SO MUCH

a few reason why this totally sucked (in my honest, gracious, humble opinion)

1. !!conflict out of thin air!!!

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Cindy ✩☽♔
Jan 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
Still don't love the cover model, but, from the second half alone, this is my favorite cover for the series
I hope at the end, regardless of whoever they have to take down in this book, we get to see Audrey and Thomas as married. I love them both so much and I want to know they're going to be happily solving crimes together for the rest of their lives.
Ashlee » Library In The Country
Such a wonderful and exciting ending for Audrey Rose and Thomas. I loved this conclusion and it really is just what the series needed.
Nadhira Satria
Jan 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Let's pretend the third and this book doesn't exist ok?? :)

pre read review:
ok but like I need more than four books

Alice 🔮
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"You fell down. So? Will you stay there, weeping over skinned knees? Or will you brush off your skirts, adjust your hair, and carry on? Do not relinquish your grasp on hope. It's one go the best weapons anyone possesses.”

Not really a review because I'm very biased. This is my comfort series and I love it with all my heart.
Capturing the Devil wasn't really focused on the mystery which I thought was a bit odd but who actually reads these books if you're not in it for Cressworth? The actual my
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love this. This series has been one of my faves (to the point where a lot of people associate it with me) and I was just really disappointed. This book ended up being like 75% romance and the murder mystery was a side plot that barely seemed to exist except to break up the drama between Audrey Rose and Thomas. And the drama wasn't even good drama. It was all stuff that obviously was going to be resolved, and it was just so frustrating that this series that had such great mysteries en ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, buddy-read
“Beyond life, beyond death, my love for thee is eternal.”

I don't normally write reviews because I'm not the best at formulating coherent sentences, especially when it's about a book I would sell my soul for, but THIS BOOK DESERVES ME TRYING

This has been a whirlwind of a series, filled with unforgettable, perfectly flawed characters who will forever hold a piece of my heart with them, an eerily vivid atmosphere that made you feel as if you were going to fall right into the cobblestone streets of
Amy Imogene Reads
4 stars

This was a strong finish to the series. As always, I wish the romance had been slightly less prominent, but hey, what can you do. I still really enjoyed it.

Enjoyment: ★★★ 1/2
Pacing: ★★
Satisfying ending: ★★★★

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Creswell, two medical examiner students with a penchant for finding murderers through the dead bodies they examine, are on a new case. It's the late 1800s, and forensic science is new.

They've conquered Jack the Ripper... or have they?

In the first book
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Would've loved to have read a book of Thomas and Audrey being husband and wife and working on a case.😔
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Sep 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book is so historically inaccurate.

And that's not its only problem. Where does one even start?

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I will be the first to admit that I was not the biggest fan of this novel’s prequel, Escaping from Houdini, and I also big enough to admit that I was a fool because that book was preparing Audrey Rose for what she was to face in Capturing the Devil. I will also suggest that before you read this book you would read the novella, Becoming the Dark Prince, because that book gives insight into Thomas’s feelings between books three and four as well as a firming of Thomas and Audrey’s relationship. Tha ...more
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Ahhh even though I love Audrey Rose and Thomas together, this was a bit too much lovey-dovey and not enough crime solving for me.

Additionally, there are a few specific things that didn't sit well with me:

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Jul 22, 2020 rated it did not like it

I swear if anyone else is telling me that magic tricks are science

I was wrong. I don’t have any kindness to spare.

Remind me again folks, am I reading a murder mystery or a stupid reenactment of Pride & Prejudice? Am I reading historical fiction or romance?

Aside from the fact that this book is more grueling romance than actual murder mystery, it’s also a snoozefest. It’s so BORING. If I came looking for a 19th century romance, I’d be reading p&p. I didn’
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
YESSSSS I LOOOVVEEED this edition! What a wonderful, heartfelt and fitting conclusion to the series! After Escaping from Houdini, I was a bit hesitant going into this one but I'm happy to report that this one closely resembles the first two books - it's brutal, bloody, mysterious and there is SO much flirty banter and chemistry between Thomas and Audrey.

My heart is just filled with so much emotion after reading this - it really does come full circle.

Full review to come!
milou  ☕️
“You fight. You fight for what you want. You do wallow or surrender. The lesson is not lying down and allowing yourself to be stabbed, child. It is pushing yourself up and battling back.” Her eyes flashed. “You fell down. So? Will you stay there, weeping over skinned knees? Or will you brush off your skirts, adjust your hair, and carry on? Do not your relinquish your grasp on hope. It’s one of the best weapons anyone possesses.”

After their escapement from Houdini on board of the RMS
Sylvie {on semi-hiatus}
3.75 out of 5 Stars!


“Beyond life, beyond death, my love for thee is eternal.”

I did it! I finished this series. The time has come for me to bid farewell to the series that may not be perfect by each individual book, but combined together excellent nevertheless.
I already miss each and every character in this series. It's a bittersweet feeling that I'm feeling right now, even though it's been a while since I finished this. On one hand I'm very happy how the events turned out and how everything cam
May 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beyond life, beyond death. My love for thee is eternal. I found myself repeating while finally closing this book and fighting back tears.

It's heartbreaking to say good bye to both Cresswell and Wadsworth but Kerri Maniscalco is right, it's time to let them go so they can solve further mysteries privately without us readers meddling. Mysteries that may now include household concerns and taming Sir Isaac Mewton along with a dozen mini-Cressworths.

The nature of these books to revolve around heartle
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Final book, OK.

Here are some of my thoughts
• Audrey Rose and Thomas are finally on stable grounds w/ each other. I mean there are a lot of external conflicts but they are finally secured in their love for each other… which is great. They’re lovey-dovey. There is the ongoing theme of the Thomas respecting her wishes since Book 1 – and she doesn’t feel trapped by him anymore and truly trusts him. They’re REALLY cute in this book
• But dang, tbh I’m STILL bitter about Book 3. Honestly, if that boo
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