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Join Friends, the Knox County Public Library’s Teen Central, the Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at The University of Tennessee, and Union Ave Books on Tuesday, September 19, at 7 p.m. as we celebrate the release of Hunting Prince Dracula by YA author Kerri Maniscalco. The celebration will be held in the auditorium of West High School at 3300 Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Maniscalco’s books will be available for purchase, and she will sign books after she speaks.

In this widely anticipated sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer … or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Maniscalco, a James Patterson Presents author, grew up in a semi-haunted house outside New York City where her fascination with Gothic settings began. Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at no. 1 on the New York Times YA bestseller list. Both novels incorporate her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

To celebrate Maniscalco’s book release and to encourage our community’s young writers, Friends is sponsoring a writing contest for all students in Knox County in grades 9–12. Students may submit original prose that is suitable for young adults in any of the following categories: Gothic, horror, murder, mystery, forensics, or historical fiction. The submission deadline is October 31. Participants will be eligible to receive cash awards for their work. The contest details and submission form can be found here.

Follow Kerri Maniscalco on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.


Advance Praise for Hunting Prince Dracula

“There are plenty of suspects and red herrings as well as tense escalations …. A scenic, twisty mystery.” ― Kirkus Reviews

“Readers of the previous mystery will be thrilled to have more of this likable duo. [A] delightful romp into an 1888 Gothic mystery with a hint of romance.” ―School Library Connection

“Audrey Rose is a smart, fearless, and progressive heroine. Plenty of red herrings, a conspicuous absence of blood, and a developing romance make this a must-read. ― School Library Journal


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Kerri Maniscalso’s photo by Kelli Maniscalco @ Dogwood Lane.

 

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