Book Beginnings #7

Hosted by Rose City Reader: every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalo

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco


“‘It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.’

– Macbeth, Act 3, Scene 4.

William Shakespeare

ONE: Preliminary Incision

Dr. Jonathan Wadsworth’s Laboratory, Highgate

30 August 1888

I place my thumb and forefinger on the icy flesh, spreading it taut above the breastbone as Uncle had showed me.”


Okay WOW… I had no idea this book was going to:

  • Include IMAGES of historic surgery.
  • Be so graphic and gore-galorey.
  • Sweep me off my feet already.

I can tell that I like Maniscalo’s cool tone and style, right off the bat.

I look forward to reading her entire series, FINALLY!


What spooky book are you going to read for October?