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Escaping From Houdini

Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 3
Written by: Kerri Maniscalco
Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number one New York Times best-selling series that started with Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula continues in this third bloody installment! A luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of madness and horror when passengers are murdered one by one...with nowhere to run from the killer.

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they're 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 then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea.

It's up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even 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?

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©2018 Kerri Maniscalco (P)2018 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"Audrey Rose is a witty, resourceful feminist who refuses to bow to Victorian-era gender norms. This dark, gothic landscape is peopled with nuanced, diverse characters who keep readers enthralled. A gripping mystery with a compelling heroine and just the right touch of romance." (Kirkus)

"Displaying her usual fierce determination and progressive ideals, Audrey Rose is once again a compelling protagonist. Another delightfully mysterious addition to the series." (School Library Journal)

"Maniscalco's winning combinations of historical fiction, romance, forensics, and a feisty heroine will attract historical-fiction and romance readers.... Well-placed hooks advance the plot and sustain the swift pace." (Booklist)

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  • Nicole
  • 2019-09-19

Immensely disappointed

I have been stuck like glue since the beginning of the first chapter of book one, Until now that is the characters have become stale in my opinion. I am hoping that in book four she can spices things up a bit brunt Thomas and Audrey have become stale. Was not impressed with the ending either. I believe Carrie is it amazing author and have thoroughly enjoyed her work thus far, don’t get me wrong there were good points in the story and some plot twist but nothing like The first two books this one was highly predictable.

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  • Kaleigh
  • 2018-12-15

A Disappointing Third Installment

I cant believe this is the same author and characters. The plot was boring, except for the murders. All, and I mean all the characters got on my nerves! I was just waiting for the end. Which the ending was FANTASTIC! But it wasn’t enough to pull the rest of the book. I’m still very excited and hopeful for the next book.

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  • Sweet T
  • 2018-09-22

Yassss!!

Absolutely suspenseful and enthralling!!! Murder & Mystery with just the right hint of Romance. Your heart will be beating fast and your mind spinning!!!

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  • old.enough.for.fairytales
  • 2019-10-17

Loved it!

Loved it so much! Definitely my favorite of the three so far 🙌 The audiobook reader was great!

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  • Austin Powers
  • 2019-09-09

excellent book

I love what the author did with all of her stories I love how she took real places and times and Incorporated them into her story I found that this book was very easy to get hooked to and all of the author's books beforehand as well. I think I will find myself listening to these stories a lot more than once thank you to the author for all of her hard work and excellent storytelling your characters are amazing

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  • Sabrina A.
  • 2019-09-08

Amazing!!

I am in love with this series. The books get better and better. The love and mysteries keep me on edge. I also like how the characters grow and are challenged. I can't wait for the finale book.

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  • Susan
  • 2019-07-26

loved it

i enjoyed following audrey and thomas through their journeys. i cant wait for the next chapter

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  • Gino Fratto
  • 2019-07-16

Loved it!

Loved it and all of Kerri Maniscalco's books in this series. I was sad to hear that there will only be 4 as books with this content are hard to find.

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  • TammyR
  • 2019-07-13

Third Book in Series - very good overall

The 3rd installment is overall very good, although I thought it moved a little slower getting to any action, not quite as tension filled as the first two. It's definitely worth the read (listen) but the title is misleading, Houdini's role is fairly minor in the plot, and for a story set on an ocean liner, it should have felt much more constricted or claustrophobic.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-05-19

Favorite book in the series so far!

Wow! This series has quickly become an all time favorite! I for one have always adored Sherlock Holmes and anything murder mystery so this series speaks to my soul! Thomas Cresswell is also my new book husband! Audrey Rose is FANTASTIC and just grows so much throughout this series. I cannot wait for the final book!