After solving the copy-cat Dracula murders in Romania, Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell were invited by Audrey’s uncle to the United States to help solve another forensic mystery. On the boat Etruria, murders inspired by the performing Moonlight Carnival force Audrey and Thomas to solve rush the solve before more passengers are killed.
After the events in Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and her friend Thomas Cresswell are sent on their way to study in Romania’s famous school for forensic work–based in the infamous castle that once belonged to Vlad Dracula. Murders being staged as vampire attacks bring back local fear of the late Prince Dracula while the two are there studying.
Why this book?: I loved the first book, Stalking Jack the Ripper. I got this book nearly immediately after finishing the first, but didn’t get to finish it right away.
In Victorian London, Audrey Rose, daughter of a Lord, is expected to follow all of society’s expectations. However, Audrey Rose is more interested in dissecting corpses and studying forensic medicine with her estranged uncle. When her forensic studies lead to her working with the police on a string of brutal murders, she finds herself in more danger than ever expected.
Why this book?: I’d heard good things, and heard that the MC was part Indian!