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Capturing the Devil

(Stalking Jack the Ripper #4)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  28,503 ratings  ·  4,474 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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If you're looking for 'mystery' in this book, look somewhere else. Because the only 'mystery' here is how I even finished this book :/

After the disastrous experience of having read Escaping from Houdini , I was scared to pick up this book. But it looks like all my worst fears came true. I loathed this book. So much that I had to keep a bucket and a mop next to me if I felt the need to throw up.

My love for this series progressively declined.

In Stalking Jack The Ripper , Audrey chides and ch
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
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)
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. ...more
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

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

Lucie V.
✅ Murders to solve
✅ Tension
✅ Thomas and Audrey Rose
✅ Romance, angst, and sexy moments
✅ Funny banter
✅🆗 Plot
🆗 Identity of the serial killer easy to figure out
❗️❗️ Trigger warning : autopsies and graphic descriptions of dead bodies

4 stars, but I'm adding .5 stars just for Thomas ❤️

“The world needed to be better. And if it wasn’t possible for it to be better, we, its inhabitants, needed to do better.”

Overall, I really loved reading this series. Capturing the devil is a satisfying endi
Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads)
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! ...more
♛ 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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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.
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.
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

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.😔 ...more
Nash (all too unwell)
“The world needed to be better. And if it wasn’t possible for it to be better, we, its inhabitants, needed to do better.”

Buddy read with Naomi who like me was fangirling over Thomas the entire time💖

⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 stars

After the mess that was Escape from Houdini, this was a million times better. This was like a reminder so as to why Cressworth is our favourite ship. And needless to say, I loved it


A new murder. A copycat killer. Oooh and a wedding!

Thomas and Audrey Rose are determined to find the new
Alice 🔮
"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
Ashlee » libraryinthecountry
Such a wonderful and exciting ending for Audrey Rose and Thomas. I loved this conclusion and it really is just what the series needed.
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: 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
jesse📚 (semi hiatus bc school)

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’
Musings and Perusings
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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Avery (Taylor's version) Herondale-Brekker-Greenbriar-Cresswell-Calore
“It is a sad truth that we do not live in a world where differences are accepted.”

It's over 😭😭 I can't believe it. I almost started crying at the epilogue, because it's all over now and it was so sweet and I love Thomas 😭

Anyways, this book was so creepy. The atmosphere and everything held this eerie air around it.

This book was also full of Cressworth things, and I didn't mind that. I love them together so much.

The murder mystery was also insane: I hadn't expected any of that, but I guessed
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
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Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
oh my. this was beautiful. To say this is one of the most amazing series to exist would be a grand understatement. Audrey Rose may not seem bad ass at the first glance but she’s one of the most independent and brave characters i’ve read about. If i start talking about Thomas Cresswell i’m never going to stop so i’ll spare you from that. For now. Cressworth however was intoxicating to read about. Their banter and their relationship was just so heartwarming to read about like i probably laughed ou ...more
May 10, 2019 rated it liked it
1) Stalking Jack the Ripper: ★★★★ (4.5)
2) Hunting Prince Dracula: ★★★★ (4.5)
3) Escaping from Houdini:★★★
4) Capturing the Devil: ★★★ (3.5)

“What of the human mind? That's the most dangerous weapon. How many wars would be waged, swords drawn, cannons readied and fired, without one weapon being deployed first?”

Boy, do I have mixed feelings for this series. When I first began reading this series. I was in absolute historical fiction, crime-solving, forensic science bliss. The romance was subtle
Tessa Herondale~Carstairs
Edit after second read. OMG, this was as amazing as the first time I read this. I almost cried at the end. I want to have my own love line with the person I fall in love with! Aelin and Rowan have "To whatever end" and Gus and Hazel have "Okay? Okay. " I want one for me!
Beyond life, beyond death, my love for thee is eternal.

*Spoilers ahead!!!*
Oh my god, I don't think there are enough words to explain how amazing that was. This was so much better than the last book, which I strongly disliked. Au
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
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