Casebook: Jack the Ripper - Main
   

Introduction
Victims
Suspects
Witnesses
Ripper Letters
Police Officials
Official Documents
Press Reports
Victorian London
Message Boards
Ripper Media
Authors
Dissertations
Timelines
Games & Diversions
Photo Archive
Ripper Wiki
Casebook Examiner
Ripper Podcast
About the Casebook

Most Recent Posts:
Kosminski, Aaron: My theory on Kosminski - by S.Brett 1 minute ago.
Motive, Method and Madness: Was Annie Chapman a rotund woman? - by DJA 2 hours ago.
Doctors and Coroners: Baxter's influence on Ripper lore - by DJA 2 hours ago.
Motive, Method and Madness: Same motive = same killer - by RockySullivan 3 hours ago.
General Suspect Discussion: How about the "Bad Cop" ??? - by jerryd 3 hours ago.
Maybrick, James: Acquiring A Victorian Diary - by John Wheat 3 hours ago.

Most Popular Threads:
Shades of Whitechapel: Caught!? Long Island Serial Killer suspect - (16 posts)
Motive, Method and Madness: Same motive = same killer - (7 posts)
Kosminski, Aaron: My theory on Kosminski - (6 posts)
Doctors and Coroners: Baxter's influence on Ripper lore - (5 posts)
General Suspect Discussion: How about the "Bad Cop" ??? - (4 posts)
Hutchinson, George: Possible reason for Hutch coming forward - (3 posts)

Wiki Updates:
Robert Sagar
Edit: Chris
May 9, 2015, 12:32 am
Online newspaper archives
Edit: Chris
Nov 26, 2014, 10:25 am
Joseph Lawende
Edit: Chris
Mar 9, 2014, 10:12 am
Miscellaneous research resources
Edit: Chris
Feb 13, 2014, 9:28 am
Charles Cross
Edit: John Bennett
Sep 4, 2013, 8:20 pm

Most Recent Blogs:
Mike Covell: A DECADE IN THE MAKING.
February 19, 2016, 11:12 am.
Chris George: RipperCon in Baltimore, April 8-10, 2016
February 10, 2016, 2:55 pm.
Mike Covell: Hull Prison Visit
October 10, 2015, 8:04 am.
Mike Covell: NEW ADVENTURES IN RESEARCH
August 9, 2015, 3:10 am.
Mike Covell: UPDDATES FOR THE PAST 11 MONTHS
November 14, 2014, 10:02 am.
Mike Covell: Mike’s Book Releases
March 17, 2014, 3:18 am.

Go Back   Casebook Forums > Ripper Discussions > Suspects > Klosowski, Severin (George Chapman)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-05-2014, 04:19 AM
HelenaWojtczak HelenaWojtczak is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hastings
Posts: 875
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cogidubnus View Post
So long as they're still paying YOU something worthwhile!

All the best

Dave
As with all retailers, the price they charge is up to them. They buy from me at a set price, so any discount they give comes out of their profit, not mine.

Helena
__________________
Helena Wojtczak BSc (Hons) FRHistS.

Author of 'Jack the Ripper at Last? George Chapman, the Southwark Poisoner'. Click this link : - http://www.hastingspress.co.uk/chapman.html
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-10-2014, 02:15 PM
HelenaWojtczak HelenaWojtczak is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hastings
Posts: 875
Default Wolf Vanderlinden

Wow.

I am bowled over by Wolf Vanderlinden's review of my book, which I only just spotted, though it was posted on Amazon.com a week ago. I have huge respect for Wolf as a historian, so his opinion means a lot to me.

Thanks, Wolf! Much appreciated!

Helena
Attached Images
 
__________________
Helena Wojtczak BSc (Hons) FRHistS.

Author of 'Jack the Ripper at Last? George Chapman, the Southwark Poisoner'. Click this link : - http://www.hastingspress.co.uk/chapman.html
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-10-2014, 04:03 PM
GUT GUT is offline
Commisioner
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: I come from a land Down Under
Posts: 7,173
Default

In my opinion:

If you are interested in Jack the Ripper, you must be interested in Klosowski.

If you are interested in Klosowski you must read about him.

If you read about Klosowski you must read the best books you can find.

If you want to read the best book on Klosowski you must read Helena's.
__________________
G U T

There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-11-2014, 02:44 AM
HelenaWojtczak HelenaWojtczak is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hastings
Posts: 875
Default

That's a great sales pitch, GUT, I might pinch that!

Thanks very much!

Helena
__________________
Helena Wojtczak BSc (Hons) FRHistS.

Author of 'Jack the Ripper at Last? George Chapman, the Southwark Poisoner'. Click this link : - http://www.hastingspress.co.uk/chapman.html
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-11-2014, 03:14 PM
GUT GUT is offline
Commisioner
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: I come from a land Down Under
Posts: 7,173
Default G'day Helena

My pleasure and nothing but the truth.
__________________
G U T

There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-12-2014, 06:31 AM
HelenaWojtczak HelenaWojtczak is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hastings
Posts: 875
Default

Awww. you're so nice!

Chapman's descendant gave me this photo of Chapman's daughter Cecilia, taken in 1953, when she was about 61.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Helena Wojtczak BSc (Hons) FRHistS.

Author of 'Jack the Ripper at Last? George Chapman, the Southwark Poisoner'. Click this link : - http://www.hastingspress.co.uk/chapman.html
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp is offline
Detective
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tombstone
Posts: 321
Default

A belated congratulations to you, Helena, on your excellent Chapman book. Your suggestion of Munchausen Syndrome as a possible explanation of Chapman's actions does seem inspired. I'm wondering, however, to what extent you were able to look into black widow(er) serial killers (cases where there was not an obvious financial incentive for the murders) in connection with identifying a motive. Just curious.
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-14-2014, 05:36 AM
PaulB PaulB is offline
Inspector
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,460
Default

Whether you are interested in George Chapman or not, this book should not be missing from your bookshelf.
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-15-2014, 02:32 AM
HelenaWojtczak HelenaWojtczak is offline
Sergeant
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hastings
Posts: 875
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wyatt Earp View Post
A belated congratulations to you, Helena, on your excellent Chapman book. Your suggestion of Munchausen Syndrome as a possible explanation of Chapman's actions does seem inspired. I'm wondering, however, to what extent you were able to look into black widow(er) serial killers (cases where there was not an obvious financial incentive for the murders) in connection with identifying a motive. Just curious.
Hi Wyatt and many thanks for the compliments.

I did not read about any other serial killers when writing about Chapman. I wanted to just concentrate on him and trying to get a feel for what motivated him.

Then one day I was discussing Chapman's possible motives with my boyfriend. It was more like me thinking aloud, actually, kind of bouncing ideas off him to see if they sounded plausible.

I was explaining to the b/f that Chapman seemed to relish all the doctors coming and discussing his girlfriends' illnesses, and I made some comment like: "It's almost as though he wanted to bring doctors to the house... and that he enjoyed baffling them"... and then we both had a vague recollection that there was some syndrome that was connected to this... then the research began, reading up about M.S. and seeing so many parallels with Chapman's behaviour.

Paul B thanks for your nice comment.

Curiously, the recent "shawl" controversy has caused a marked leap in sales of my book. Either Edwards has raised the profile of Ripperology in general, or book buyers, hearing that it was a Pole that dunnit, are getting Kosminski and Klosowski mixed up.

At this rate I might have to print another run.

Helena
__________________
Helena Wojtczak BSc (Hons) FRHistS.

Author of 'Jack the Ripper at Last? George Chapman, the Southwark Poisoner'. Click this link : - http://www.hastingspress.co.uk/chapman.html

Last edited by HelenaWojtczak : 09-15-2014 at 02:36 AM.
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-15-2014, 03:19 AM
GUT GUT is offline
Commisioner
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: I come from a land Down Under
Posts: 7,173
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wyatt Earp View Post
A belated congratulations to you, Helena, on your excellent Chapman book. Your suggestion of Munchausen Syndrome as a possible explanation of Chapman's actions does seem inspired. I'm wondering, however, to what extent you were able to look into black widow(er) serial killers (cases where there was not an obvious financial incentive for the murders) in connection with identifying a motive. Just curious.
G'day Wyatt

Not to be pedantic, even if I am, t would actually be Munchausen by Proxy. But as a syndrome it is currently heavily debated as to the validity of such a diagnosis.
__________________
G U T

There are two ways to be fooled, one is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe that which is true.
Quick reply to this message Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.