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Old 03-16-2015, 07:37 AM
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...and even moneymaking tales and the constant need to keep the status quo of "The Ripper and his story" afloat above all else for many years, from many sources. Simon Wood is unrepentant in his conclusions in finding these things.
And only $9.99 for a Kindle e-book! I do always love when anyone who is offering their work for an exorbitant price, be it Simon Wood or Patricia Cornwell, sneers at Ripperology as a money making enterprise. Despite that, I look forward to reading the book, when I can get it second hand or bootlegged of course, so Simon won't be tainted by my grubby money.
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And only $9.99 for a Kindle e-book! I do always love when anyone who is offering their work for an exorbitant price, be it Simon Wood or Patricia Cornwell, sneers at Ripperology as a money making enterprise. Despite that, I look forward to reading the book, when I can get it second hand or bootlegged of course, so Simon won't be tainted by my grubby money.

Is $10 dollars exorbitant? I thought it very reasonable, considering how much some authors charge. I'm sure it will be worth every penny and after Phil's excellent review I am even more looking forward to reading it :-)
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Is $10 dollars exorbitant? I thought it very reasonable, considering how much some authors charge. I'm sure it will be worth every penny and after Phil's excellent review I am even more looking forward to reading it :-)
It is excellent! Be prepared to read it over a few times. Simon's knowledge of the case is much deeper than my own so it took some time to digest. I'm just glad he shared all his research with us.

Thanks Simon!

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After such a glowing review I could not help myself but purchase it. If him not mistaken the $9.99 price is reduced from when what it was originally listed it. At that price point it is hard to not impulse buy.

I am about halfway through JTR At Last and will be looking forward to this one when its done. Now if only Monty would get a Kindle version of his book.

Whenever I finish the book (who knows how long that will be as I usually read multiple things at one time in diferent genres) I will write a review too. In the meantime I hope others will review it as well.
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Thanks for the review, Phil.

I'm about half way through and really enjoying it. The section on Lees was great. I am reading stuff in this I have never, ever, read in a Ripper book before. Simon has given us a great present with this one.


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Hello JM, all,

Forgive me for quoting from your posting JM, but I thought I would let the book have time to sink in a little, and possibly be reread.

Having just completed my 4th reading of this book. I have to agree with both yourself and Jerryd that it is indeed an excellent book. As I wrote earlier, in all honesty, this book is most thought provoking. Because of the nature of the book, it attacks certain elements of theory that has become "written in stone" over many years. That being the nature of the beast, this will attract criticism from some and there may perhaps even be attempts to "label" the true meaning of the book.

As the author points out at the start, he is not a conspiracist and is not promoting the kind of conspiracy often linked with this subject. However, a true understanding of the book shows the behind the scenes actions and reactions amongst those heavily involved at the highest level. The clear picture of the individual in fighting and the lengths gone to to maintain a jockeyed position comes through alarmingly clearly, as does the continual methodology used since in keeping the "original story" in the spotlight whilst playing down or even diverting away any inkling of anything untoward having been done by any of those involved in the hierarchy of the police force of the time.

This may cause controversy in some staid quarters. For the idea that any wheel should fall off the ripperological bandwagon will upset the long promoted "status quo". This the author shows and explains most clearly as well. Mr Wood is unafraid to attack this element too.

This book is serious. Easily one of the best books ever written on the subject. .and in a cast of hundreds, the book can be seen as a breakthrough book revealing a much needed breath of fresh air.

People need to buy and read this book. It is important. Only once in a very long while does a book of this sort appear. An open minded reader will see the true value and meaning of the written words presented. Without fear of labelling the author or his work conspiratorial in any way. He is presenting facts and occurrences that needed to be seen in their true light. Not hidden behind the all too often seen cover of defending the given status quo of the tale of "Jack" and his pursuers.

Thought provoking and seriously original IMHO.



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The fact 'said quarters' have kept their counsel, unlike they have with the recent Edwards episode, kinda pooh-poohs the suggestion that there is a fear of wheel failure.

Interesting book, as one should expect from Simon.

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The fact 'said quarters' have kept their counsel, unlike they have with the recent Edwards episode, kinda pooh-poohs the suggestion that there is a fear of wheel failure.

Interesting book, as one should expect from Simon.

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Hello Monty,

Indeed. Totally agree. For it could be argued, said quarters not keeping council could cause a detrimental effect on the loosening of said wheels. Wise choice.

And not everyone pooh poohed the Edwards effort straight away either. I note that both you and I did so right from the off though. See through that was.

Hope you are in good health. ☺

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It was more an urging of caution with Edwards,

However, this is a different beast. Gladly Simon doesn't share his eating habits and what time he went to bed, and focuses on the business in hand.

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It was more an urging of caution with Edwards,

However, this is a different beast.....

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Hello Monty,

Indeed. Serious research. Serious book. Thought provoking and analytical. Without fear nor favour.


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