In this New York Times bestselling sequel to Kerri Maniscalco’s haunting #1 debut Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?
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.
Once again Maniscalco kills with a fabulously disturbing reading. Set in a backdrop of superstition and myth, the Prince of Hunt Dracula makes even vampires look real. I love vampire stories are so dark and mysterious that I do not hesitate to read this second part When Dracula rises from the tomb to terrorize the people of Romania. The story begins in that Audrey Rose and my beloved Thomas Cresswell are traveling by train to go to a very famous school in Romania of Forensic Medicine And to everyone’s surprise happens a murder on the train, without explanation of why and who was. Start a great adventure for these characters and I was not disappointed I loved the combination of the mysterious legends surrounding Dracula and the science of studying corpses that merge to give this book a spooky environment. This is, in part, because of the configuration, a remote castle in Romania I love the description that plants the author on this castle and apart that is an institute. Audrey Rose is fabulous. She is battling the norm for being a woman in Science without sacrificing who she is, facing her teammates with her taunts and discriminations, I like her to be so secure and doesn’t care how she looks and doesn’t feel less about others. He’s very intelligent and absolutely charming, like Mr. Cresswell. And let me tell you Maniscalo knows how to build an affair little by little, almost slow enough that I wanted to break the pages until something happened already when he was going to go overboard.
We Met Cresswell the last time and he is so worthy of the hunt for Prince Dracula, if not more. However, we also have a vision of his personal life, meeting a member of his family and observing how his walls bend to reveal the man below. This is the story of Audrey Rose but Cresswell is as big as part of that and I loved every bit of it. I’m Not familiar with the mystery novels, but I thought this book was very well accelerated. Just as my mind grabbed and made certain connections, something new was introduced, constantly keeping me on the edge. There was Always a level of mystery present until the end, which was satisfactory. The hunt for Prince Dracula is a beautifully crafted, spooky mystery perfect for anyone looking for an emotion in the midst of legends. And If you haven’t read lurking Jack the Ripper, now is the perfect time to get both of these books on your TBR! Another outstanding novel by Kerri Maniscalco!
I Can’t wait to read Escape From Houdini.