Follow Madeline into the streets of Whitechapel as she hunts down the demon, Jack.
The SS City of New York is about to embark on its maiden voyage to London. This lavish liner will have its passengers filled with wonder at its opulence. Madeline Donovan has set sail for London to escape a painful occurrence in her life, but instead she is drawn into the intrigue of a mystery that will have all of London and the world talking. Newspaper accounts of the first victim, of the infamous Jack the Ripper, reach the ship. After that, it is on everyone’s mind, especially a group of women, who will entreat her to find their niece, who they believe may be in Whitechapel.
Jonathan Franks, a New York reporter, will become her constant companion, along with others that she will meet along the way. When she arrives in Whitechapel for the first time and sees the squalor and hopelessness that permeates the streets, she is determined to hunt down Jack.
All Madeline Donovan mysteries may be read in any sequence.
Here’s What Several Reviewers Had To Say:
Madison Kent’s ‘Stalking Jack’ offers a unique take on the Jack the Ripper murder mystery. Author Madison places a female character sniffing the track of the mysterious murderer—the result is a suspense novel that is as gripping as it is unforgettable.
In the book, Madeline Donovan is not exactly the type of woman who would put herself in harm’s way. But there’s something about the news reports about the series of mysterious murders in London that gets her goat. She feels a pang of empathy for the victims—women all, and poor—and, thanks to a series of seeming coincidences that include a New York Times reporter, Madeline decides to go to the last place on earth a woman should go to in 1888: Whitechapel, the Ground Zero for Jack the Ripper’s murders.
The author has the uncanny knack for painting an evocative, eerie atmosphere that throbs with suspense. The fact that the main character, Madeline, may be the most vulnerable sleuth to ever have the “balls” to dip her arm in the whole Jack the Ripper thing makes this book quite an edge-of-your-seat (although immensely entertaining) read—you can’t help but see shadows on the walls and treat every stray sound as if the death-knell to a fatal stab.
Overall, if you like an intelligently written “period” suspense novel, ‘Stalking Jack’ would be right up your alley. Well-researched and exquisitely written, with the right amount of verisimilitude to enable the reader to fully suspend their disbelief, ‘Stalking Jack’ is one of those novels you will talk about for a long while. Get a copy of this today—enjoyment guaranteed.
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I liked the character Madeline Donovan and the way she goes about trying to hunt down Jack the Ripper. There were many suspects which kept the story entertaining and I also liked that she is a flawed person with problems of her own that she has to overcome. I recommend this book to people who like a good mystery.
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“Stalking Jack” is a work of marvelous historical fiction on Madison Kent’s part. The story of Jack the Ripper has always fascinated me—it still remains a mystery who he was and why he suddenly stopped killing. The author takes this piece of history and weaves her own story, including her own twists of what became of Jack the Ripper.
Madeline Donovan is a woman consumed by her past so she escapes to London on the upcoming anniversary of her family’s death. She embarks on a dangerous journey to discover Jack the Ripper’s identity. During her trip, Madeline meets some new friends, but also struggles with her inner demons. Not only is this book a story about self-discovery and redemption, it gives us a glimpse of the dark depths of the human soul. A suspenseful and thrilling book, “Stalking Jack” is well-written, and includes flawed, but interesting characters. A good read that comes highly recommended.