🎃Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

30375937Audrey 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 strange and 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?


Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
I read both Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula

Historical Fiction

Star Rating?
3 Stars


If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
I think this is the last book in the series, but I would be open to read more if any are written.

Who would you recommend this for?
Whoever enjoyed the other two.


To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement.

I was completely looking forward to this novel. I was expecting it to be just as captivating and fascinating as the first two novels, spoiler: it wasn’t.

This book took me way longer to read because I was just so utterly bored. Maybe it was just the mood I was in, because I was mildly in a reading slump, but I did not like this as much.

The main reason was Audrey. She hella got on my nerves throughout this entire novel. Not to mention basically cheating on Thomas. Don’t hurt sweet Thomas. Heartless. Ugh. Between the cheating and refusing to be honest with her boyfriend, I was done with her shit at 40% of the novel. Falling back into the ‘total misunderstanding, the drama happens because we’re not honest with each other’ is annoying. I absolutely hate that plot point.

The story itself was okay. Boring, but at least I didn’t guess who the murderer was super early in the book. So at least the plot was on point that way.

Ugh, just yeah… I am sorely disappointed in this book.

I’m going to go sulk.

If you’re interested:
Amazon CA

Until next time,


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5 thoughts on “🎃Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

  1. I’m sorry this book was a sulk-inducing disappointment. Better luck on your next read.

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    1. perpetualfangirl October 23, 2018 — 1:46 pm

      Thank you!

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  2. Is the series worth reading even after a disappointing end?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. perpetualfangirl October 23, 2018 — 2:45 pm

      Yeah. The first two make it worth it. If you’re interested in true crime type things, I wouldn’t disregard the first two books!

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