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Kerri Maniscalco is an American #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of young adult fantasy novels.

She is notably known for writing the bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper Series and the acclaimed Kingdom of the Wicked Series.

A native of New York City, Maniscalco studied Fine Art before switching to Communication Design at F.I.T.

Although she at one point did Criminal Justice and Science courses, and even contemplated becoming a forensic psychologist, Maniscalco eventually decided to follow her dreams of becoming a writer.

Passionate about art and design from a young age, just as much as she is about reading and writing, Maniscalco put her talents to good use; ultimately making her debut as a novelist in 2016 with Stalking Jack the Ripper, the first installment of the young adult fantasy series, Stalking Jack the Ripper.

Whenever she isn't writing, Maniscalco can be found reading, cooking, and drinking copious amounts of tea while talking to her cats.

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Genres: Fantasy / SF, Young Adult

United States


Kingdom of the Wicked

  1. Kingdom of the Wicked (2020)
  2. Kingdom of the Cursed (2021)
  3. Kingdom of the Feared (2022)

Stalking Jack the Ripper

  1. Stalking Jack the Ripper (2016)
  2. Hunting Prince Dracula (2017)
  3. Escaping From Houdin (2018)
  4. Becoming the Dark Prince: A Stalking Jack the Ripper Novella (2019)
  5. Capturing the Devil (2019)

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Kingdom of the Wicked

Kingdom of the Wicked

Two sisters.

One brutal murder.

A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself...

And an intoxicating romance.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe - witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family's renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin...desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister's killer and to seek vengeance at any cost--even if it means using dark magic that's been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked--princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia's side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women's murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems...

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0275945367
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Kingdom of the Cursed

One sister.

Two sinful princes.

Infinite deception with a side of revenge...Welcome to Hell.

After selling her soul to become Queen of the Wicked, Emilia travels to the Seven Circles with the enigmatic Prince of Wrath, where she's introduced to a seductive world of vice.

She vows to do whatever it takes to avenge her beloved sister, Vittoria . . . even if that means accepting the hand of the Prince of Pride, the king of demons.

The first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. With back-stabbing princes, luxurious palaces, mysterious party invitations, and conflicting clues about who really killed her twin, Emilia finds herself more alone than ever before. Can she even trust Wrath, her one-time ally in the mortal world . . or is he keeping dangerous secrets about his true nature?

Emilia will be tested in every way as she seeks a series of magical objects that will unlock the clues of her past and the answers she craves...

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0316428491
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Kingdom of the Feared

Two curses.

One prophecy.

A reckoning all have feared.

And a love more powerful than fate. All hail the king and queen of Hell.

Emilia is reeling from a shocking discovery about her sister, Vittoria. But before she faces the demons of her past, Emilia yearns to claim her king, the seductive Prince of Wrath, in the flesh. She doesn’t just desire his body; she wants his heart and soul—but that’s something the enigmatic demon can’t promise her.

When a high-ranking member of House Greed is assassinated, damning evidence somehow points to Vittoria as the murderer. Now, Emilia will do anything to get to the bottom of these accusations against the sister she thought she knew.

Together, Emilia and Wrath play a sin-fueled game of deception to solve the murder and stop the unrest that’s brewing between witches, demons, shape-shifters, and the most treacherous foes of all: the Feared. Emilia was warned that when it came to the Wicked, nothing was as it seemed. But have the true villains been much closer all along?

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09PL5XDJW
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. 

But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine.

When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her back to her own sheltered world.

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0316273510
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Hunting Prince Dracula

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 thirst for blood became legend.

But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0275960940
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Escaping From Houdin

Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell find themselves aboard a luxurious ocean liner that becomes a floating prison of horror when passengers are murdered one by one, with nowhere to run from the killer. 

Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria , Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly. 

But privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow more and more bizarre. 

It's up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation before more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer's horrifying finale?

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0316551724
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Becoming the Dark Prince: A Stalking Jack the Ripper Novella

Enigmatic, brooding, and darkly handsome, Thomas Cresswell has always been the one mystery Audrey Rose has never been able to fully solve. As brilliant partners in crime investigation, they understand each other perfectly...but as young lovers, their passionate natures have led to both euphoria and heartbreak throughout the Stalking Jack the Ripper series.

This novella features a collection of scenes that takes place during and after the pair's horrifying Atlantic voyage in Escaping From Houdini. Experience new and familiar scenes from Thomas's unique point of view, including an intensely personal look into his plea for Audrey Rose's hand in marriage.

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2019
Ebook: B07T2Y12GK
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Capturing the 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. 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 encountered 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?

Author: Kerri Maniscalco
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0316485517
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson