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Old 02-23-2012, 04:03 AM
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Hi,

Hope this is the right place to post this.

I'll get straight to the point - I recently edited a book which proclaims to have uncovered a previously unknown Ripper suspect. The author is somewhat reticent about advertising, but I'm genuinely quite interested in the subject, so was wondering if anyone would be interested in the book, and whether they would provide feedback?

It's a Kindle e-book and is cheap, so I hope it is of interest to people. I have no idea if the research is correct or whether the person identified can actually be considered a suspect, but it is at least an entertaining read!

Here's a link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Suspe.../dp/B0077P43ZY



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Your post says nothing. Neither does the information at Amazon.

Details, details, details.

Then, we'll see.
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The book is cheap because it only runs a bit over 50 pages. A list of the chapters includes "The Masonic Link" and "Secret Degrees of Freemasonry." Moreover, the author claims to be a Freemason (and his father before him) so I think we all know where it is headed.

However, anyone with a Kindle who would like to review this book for the New Independent Review, please feel free to do so. You may contact me at: newindyreview@aol.com

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Hello Zagreus. Welcome to the boards.

Do you see this as a viable solution? I'd like to hear your thoughts.

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Hello Don. One thing about masonry--it opens doors. And that is also true for whining, hypocritical toadies. (Sorry, couldn't resist. Had a vision of John Cleese.)

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Your post says nothing. Neither does the information at Amazon.

Details, details, details.

Then, we'll see.
Hi, Zagreus,

Sorry, didn't mean to be rude. I like to think that I am not always rude.

Anyway, I was interested in the book, so was frustrated by the lack of any clues that might entice me to purchase the book.

As Lynn and Don have said, Welcome.

And you might sell more books if you worked on the promo a little.
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I'll get straight to the point - I recently edited a book which proclaims to have uncovered a previously unknown Ripper suspect.
Namely who?
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Your post says nothing. Neither does the information at Amazon.

Details, details, details.

Then, we'll see.
Hi.

I didn't want to post post a huge essay about it in case no one was interested, or my advertising put regular forum users' backs up, but I'll elaborate once I've quickly answered people.
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The book is cheap because it only runs a bit over 50 pages. A list of the chapters includes "The Masonic Link" and "Secret Degrees of Freemasonry." Moreover, the author claims to be a Freemason (and his father before him) so I think we all know where it is headed.
Yep, it's a short book as it's research, as opposed to being a novel. Plus it's not intended as a money making exercise, but as a way to get the information out. Publishers are businesses who want to make money, and the author wasn't so keen on that end of things as the book contains information about his family (hence the pseudonym), plus he's retired and does't want the publicity.

Don't worry though, it's not some David Icke style conspiracy saying Masons run the world while killing Victorian prostitutes.

It does contain information on Freemasonry, but only where relevant, it's not some expose on the Craft or anything.
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Hi, Zagreus,

Sorry, didn't mean to be rude. I like to think that I am not always rude.

Anyway, I was interested in the book, so was frustrated by the lack of any clues that might entice me to purchase the book.

As Lynn and Don have said, Welcome.

And you might sell more books if you worked on the promo a little.
No worries curious, and I hope my brief comment before explained my brevity in the first post. I've also said why the promo isn't great; it's just me putting it out there, rather than us trying to sell loads of copies.

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Namely who?
It's an unknown, called John Sawyer, who is a relative of the author. The book is essentially the research that proves Sawyer did exist and could be a candidate for the Ripper. It stems from a letter which he inherited, which he looked into out of interest, and the more he looked the more it seemed a possibility.

Like I said, it's an interesting read even if it isn't correct, and a new angle on the case. I doubt anyone will ever be able to prove who the Ripper was, but this seems as likely to me as any other that I've read.
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