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Escaping From Houdini

Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 3
Narrated by: Nicola Barber
Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (396 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

Critic Reviews

"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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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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  • TammyR
  • Kyle, TX, United States
  • 07-13-19

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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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!

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  • Shawn
  • Livermore, US, Canada
  • 04-12-19

Fun

Escaping Houdini is the best one yet of the series so far . Very fun listen.

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Struggled to like

struggled with this one. Have liked other titles but could not get into this book.

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great installment!

this is the 3rd installment of this series. I can not wait for the 4th. a great mix of history and mystery!

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Another great one!

Loved the twists and details in this story! After three books still enjoy hearing Audrey Rose adventure and growth as a character.

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  • 12-16-18

Escaping From Houdini (Amazing)

OMG!!!! This book had me at the edge of my seat to the very end!! The story is amazing as well as the writing. You feel as if you are right there with the characters. A MUST read for any age!

Can’t wait for the next one!!

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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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Menace Mayhem and Magic

This was a wonderful story. I cried, laughed and scoweled in frustration at all of the unique characters. I love the liberties taken in the historical aspects of the story.

I have enjoyed all of the books of this series and I hope there are more adventures of Audrey Rose and Thomas.

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  • Elentiya
  • 12-26-18

My holy queen

This book had me thinking about it when I wasn't even listening to it.
SPOLIERS.........
Audrey rose almost killed my heart, I swear if she was a real women I would have shaken her and slapped her to wake her up.
Thomas Creswell is a amazing man that gives her freedom but I need them to get married already my heart can't take these two any more.
PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SERIES AND FALL IN LOVE WITH THEM AS I DID.

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  • Stephanie
  • 10-05-18

Best in this series so far!

Loved this story and mystery. Definitely my favourite in the series for far. Keen for the next book.