Audrey Rose Wadsworth is far from being a typical Victorian-era damsel in distress. With a scalpel in hand and a clinical eye to decipher the secrets of the dead, she was a key player in solving the case of Jack the Ripper. Now, another serial killer threatens to spread terror – as he drains every drop of blood from his victims.
Readers in love with mysteries and adventures roamed London’s dark alleys in Blood Trail: Jack the Ripper. And they asked for more. After all, good stories usually make anyone thirsty. In Blood Trail: Prince Dracula, new line launch DarkLove, gives DarkSide Books, thirst is the main ingredient.
Audrey Rose – accompanied by Thomas Cresswell, her uncle’s irritating yet charming apprentice – embarks on a journey into the dark heart of Romania, home to one of the best forensic medicine academies in Europe … and also the terrible Vlad the Impaler, whose bloodlust became legend and turned his castle into a den of horrors.
When bodies appear completely drained inside the academy, defying logic and reason, Audrey Rose must face the ghosts of the past to follow her investigative nose. But time is pressing, and anyone can be the next victim.
The second book in the series Trail of Blood it is the perfect combination of historical fiction, mystery, romance and girl power. While guiding the reader through yet another breathtaking investigation, Kerri Maniscalco introduces new captivating characters, deepens the relationship between those we already know and leaves clues to what is to come in the author’s next books.
All of this in a Gothic setting that honors the works of the masters Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker, not to mention the scenes of forensic medicine that approach the books of the line Crime Scene, like Serial Killers Files and The Secret of the Bodies. Also recommended for lovers of csi, mindhunter and the gothic horror of Penny Dreadful.
Blood Trail: Prince Dracula it is the second book in a series of four volumes. And the edition is tailor-made for demanding DarkSide readers, with a hardcover, ribbon marker and the right doses of adventure and romance that only DarkLove titles can provide. Are you ready to hear the howling winds from Dracula’s castle and unlock its secrets?
Kerri Maniscalco is American and was discovered by the bestselling author James Patterson. He went to Art College in New York, and for two semesters he studied Science and Criminology, where he deepened his passion for forensic medicine. He maintains a blog with recipes for sandwiches and other delicacies. Blood Trail: Jack the Ripper is his debut book and reached number 1 on the bestseller list in the New York Times.
Title: Blood Trail: Prince Dracula
Author: Kerri Maniscalco
Publishing company: DarkSide Books
Format: 16 x 23 cm