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Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2017, 08:16 PM
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Some of her stuff is too dense for me, and I...

Some of her stuff is too dense for me, and I don't follow it as well...but I also liked an earlier work of hers called The Edible Woman.

PS: I finished MAYHEM, and the English author Sarah...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-25-2017, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
Diddles the cat, who lived upstairs with...

Diddles the cat, who lived upstairs with Elizabeth Prater, should have been questioned as well!

I was rewatching From Hell (2001) the other night (which is at least beautifully designed) and when...
Forum: General Police Discussion 06-25-2017, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
I believe a package arrived anonymously at...

I believe a package arrived anonymously at Scotland Yard containing stolen photos and paperwork from the pillaged files, some time in the 20th Century. The thinking was that the heirs of a deceased...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-25-2017, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
Thanks. That puts the words in a more...

Thanks. That puts the words in a more understandable (potential) context.

Very sad, too.

Poor little mite...
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Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-25-2017, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
Mmmmm....that would make a little more...

Mmmmm....that would make a little more sense...

I can see that more readily as being an actual response, if it was dawning on her she was with the killer everyone was talking about. Like, if he's...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-25-2017, 12:39 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
"Murder...!" cry

If we are to assume that the cry of "Murder!" the Miller's Court neighbor claimed to hear was made by the attacked Kelly herself...aren't those kind of strange last words?

Wouldn't a cornered or...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-25-2017, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
It's always the little guy... .

It's always the little guy...
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Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-25-2017, 12:04 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
I am actually your middle school Home Ec...

I am actually your middle school Home Ec teacher...and I SEE YOU!



AH! That makes much more sense now.

I was secretly thinking, "Now this is the WHOLE PROBLEM! These male police officers didn't...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2017, 11:40 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
I love The Handmaid's Tale. It's depressing, but...

I love The Handmaid's Tale. It's depressing, but so creative and well thought out. And the "voice" Margaret Atwood uses in her writing has such a sure touch; it's simple and lyrical, but also...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 06-24-2017, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
When did the "Ripper Tours" begin?

I know people started making money immediately off charging people to see certain of the murder sites (those on private property?)...but when did the organized tours as London knows them today...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2017, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
The core of their whole male/female dynamic was...

The core of their whole male/female dynamic was that Man was the thinker and doer (in practically every sphere) yet had a base, animal nature he must always strive to rise above. Woman was supposed...
Forum: Maybrick, James 06-24-2017, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
I found this book (Death at the Priory: Sex,...

I found this book (Death at the Priory: Sex, Love, and Murder in Victorian England by James Ruddick) very interesting. It's about a different case, but has similarities. Perhaps you would like...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-23-2017, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
How many unsolved murders were there in that...

How many unsolved murders were there in that period?

I think I read that finding women dead in the streets wasn't so uncommon in that area....but they weren't usually carved up so...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2017, 10:00 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
Thank you. Those books are excellent. I have...

Thank you. Those books are excellent. I have already made copious notes from both!

The first one by Daniel Pool is where I started a year or so ago, and it does have lots of info. The only problem...
Forum: Motive, Method and Madness 06-23-2017, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
I am sorry I am copping out by not reading this...

I am sorry I am copping out by not reading this whole thread (have made it to p.4) but by "seams", could they have meant "hem"? A seam is where two pieces of fabric are joined, as would happen where...
Forum: Pub Talk 06-23-2017, 06:56 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
A link...

A link (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/02/what-happened-amelia-earhart-three-theories-castaway-shot-down/93166712/) at that article states



How reliable is that? And were...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2017, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
THANK YOU! I will look at those tonight. Just...

THANK YOU! I will look at those tonight.

Just read an interesting detail in MAYHEM; a character goes to a (better class of) opium den and the owner spreads a cloth across his cot before fixing his...
Forum: General Suspect Discussion 06-23-2017, 01:31 AM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
I am in the same class : ( The waterfall of info...

I am in the same class : ( The waterfall of info is daunting!



Well, that IS the type the FBI came up with when profiling the killer. Maybe you've seen it already:...
Forum: Littlechild, Chief Inspector John George 06-22-2017, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
I just find the name quaintly incongruous. It...

I just find the name quaintly incongruous. It seems (borderline) sickeningly sweet...especially in relation to the brave and serious pursuit of a serial killer.

I suppose it's just me.
Forum: Littlechild, Chief Inspector John George 06-22-2017, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
It's an incredibly infantile sounding name for a...

It's an incredibly infantile sounding name for a grownup...even more so for a grown man in a position of authority. It may as well be Daintychild.

It's an uncommon name in America. I've never heard...
Forum: Littlechild, Chief Inspector John George 06-22-2017, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
Truth Stranger than Fiction

Admittedly, I know nothing about this gentleman....but seeing his name crop up in various Ripper-related books etc., I just have to wonder...was he ever teased on the police force in regards to his...
Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2017, 05:25 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
Thank you...that's a fantastic article. Very...

Thank you...that's a fantastic article. Very detailed!

I did read somewhere else that some gas lamps were "self lighting" (or maybe it was "self combustible") (!!) meaning they could be turned on...
Forum: Shades of Whitechapel 06-22-2017, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
The tone sounds like it was dictated to a police...

The tone sounds like it was dictated to a police officer, who was coaching her in certain directions. ("I have made a full statement I have told the truth and nothing but the whole truth...I have...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-22-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 170
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
With just a bit of soot (available to all) little...

With just a bit of soot (available to all) little Jon Benét Ramsey would blend in perfectly as a Victorian child of the streets. No one would suspect her.

She could have used the same time travel...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 06-22-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 170
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Posted By Merry_Olde_Mary
When I first glanced at this subject line, I...

When I first glanced at this subject line, I thought it said Jon Benét...not Joe Barnett.

I was like, "?!?!?!"
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