Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Reviews Required

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Reviews Required

    I just wanted a thread to help me (and others) to make a decision when considering buying a book whether Ripper or non-Ripper.

    My first book is Jack Thd Ripper by Otto Penzler.

    Worth getting or not?

    Thanks all
    Regards

    Herlock



    Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
    I just wanted a thread to help me (and others) to make a decision when considering buying a book whether Ripper or non-Ripper.

    My first book is Jack Thd Ripper by Otto Penzler.

    Worth getting or not?

    Thanks all
    Hi Herlock, Yeah I can recommend this book.
    It's a beast of a book, over 1,000 pages and well produced.

    The first 150 pages cover the factual elements of the case via 11 articles by Robin O'Dell, Peter Underwood, David Abrahamsen and others.

    The rest of the book is taken up with short stories based on the case from suck authors as Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Marie Belloc Lowndes etc.

    It's great "dip into" book, rather than an essential tome, but I note that you can get a brand new copy on Amazon for 5-6.
    At that price it's a no brainer, although the hardback edition is a lovely thing.



    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post

      Hi Herlock, Yeah I can recommend this book.
      It's a beast of a book, over 1,000 pages and well produced.

      The first 150 pages cover the factual elements of the case via 11 articles by Robin O'Dell, Peter Underwood, David Abrahamsen and others.

      The rest of the book is taken up with short stories based on the case from suck authors as Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Marie Belloc Lowndes etc.

      It's great "dip into" book, rather than an essential tome, but I note that you can get a brand new copy on Amazon for 5-6.
      At that price it's a no brainer, although the hardback edition is a lovely
      Interesting may have to look into this book! To add to my collection

      Comment


      • #4
        Yeah, Herlock!

        I agree with Barn!

        It's a good book to dip into perhaps, rather than read cover to cover.

        Some of the short stories are better than others.

        It was here that I first read (both versions) of The Lodger.

        It is indeed a tome of a book, and super cheap for a fiver.

        If you don't like it, you can always use it as a large foot rest / door stop / breeze block as suits!!!!

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post

          Hi Herlock, Yeah I can recommend this book.
          It's a beast of a book, over 1,000 pages and well produced.

          The first 150 pages cover the factual elements of the case via 11 articles by Robin O'Dell, Peter Underwood, David Abrahamsen and others.

          The rest of the book is taken up with short stories based on the case from suck authors as Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Marie Belloc Lowndes etc.

          It's great "dip into" book, rather than an essential tome, but I note that you can get a brand new copy on Amazon for 5-6.
          At that price it's a no brainer, although the hardback edition is a lovely thing.


          Cheers Barn, I don’t know how I missed the cheapo version though.
          Regards

          Herlock



          Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Christian View Post

            Interesting may have to look into this book! To add to my collection
            There’s something you haven’t got?
            Regards

            Herlock



            Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post
              Yeah, Herlock!

              I agree with Barn!

              It's a good book to dip into perhaps, rather than read cover to cover.

              Some of the short stories are better than others.

              It was here that I first read (both versions) of The Lodger.

              It is indeed a tome of a book, and super cheap for a fiver.

              If you don't like it, you can always use it as a large foot rest / door stop / breeze block as suits!!!!
              Thanks Ms D,

              Ive got Penzler’s Sherlock Holmes book do I’ll give this a go for a fiver
              Regards

              Herlock



              Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post

                Hi Herlock, Yeah I can recommend this book.
                It's a beast of a book, over 1,000 pages and well produced.

                The first 150 pages cover the factual elements of the case via 11 articles by Robin O'Dell, Peter Underwood, David Abrahamsen and others.

                The rest of the book is taken up with short stories based on the case from suck authors as Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Marie Belloc Lowndes etc.

                It's great "dip into" book, rather than an essential tome, but I note that you can get a brand new copy on Amazon for 5-6.
                At that price it's a no brainer, although the hardback edition is a lovely thing.


                Can you link me to that one Barn. I can’t see one on Amazon. The one that comes to around 5 with p+p shows a photo of a different book so I’m hesitant to order it.

                Price comparison lists the cheapest price is Amazon 13.
                Regards

                Herlock



                Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

                Comment


                • #9
                  There’s one on eBay just under 10. Different cover.
                  Regards

                  Herlock



                  Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

                    There’s something you haven’t got?
                    Yes H will pick up the hardback edition already looked for it!!looks a belter

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I just ordered from ebay 9
                      Regards

                      Herlock



                      Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

                        Can you link me to that one Barn. I can’t see one on Amazon. The one that comes to around 5 with p+p shows a photo of a different book so I’m hesitant to order it.

                        Price comparison lists the cheapest price is Amazon 13.

                        Hi Herlock, yeah you are right, the book that is listed as a paperback copy is clearly not the Otto Penzler book.
                        It's a mistake from the Amazon algorithms!

                        I'm glad that you managed to get a copy via Ebay.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post


                          Hi Herlock, yeah you are right, the book that is listed as a paperback copy is clearly not the Otto Penzler book.
                          It's a mistake from the Amazon algorithms!

                          I'm glad that you managed to get a copy via Ebay.
                          Cheers Barn,
                          Regards

                          Herlock



                          Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I’m currently reading this one.

                            https://www.waterstones.com/book/the.../9781526733856

                            Initially the police called this very obvious murder an accident. How?

                            Then Scotland Yard was called in by the Chief Constable in the shape of Fred Wensley. An exhumation was done and Spilsbury confirmed that it was murder. Wensley then arrested a suspect who appeare to be the right man so I’m wondering how this case ‘defeated’ him? The only thing that I can see that the suspect had in his favour was that he was defended by Edward Marshall Hall so maybe ‘The Great Defender’ pulled it out of the bag for him?

                            An interesting read so far.
                            Regards

                            Herlock



                            Chairman of the National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To The Old Established Theories.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
                              I’m currently reading this one.

                              https://www.waterstones.com/book/the.../9781526733856

                              Initially the police called this very obvious murder an accident. How?

                              Then Scotland Yard was called in by the Chief Constable in the shape of Fred Wensley. An exhumation was done and Spilsbury confirmed that it was murder. Wensley then arrested a suspect who appeare to be the right man so I’m wondering how this case ‘defeated’ him? The only thing that I can see that the suspect had in his favour was that he was defended by Edward Marshall Hall so maybe ‘The Great Defender’ pulled it out of the bag for him?

                              An interesting read so far.
                              Interesting!

                              A while ago I read "The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath".

                              That was quite a good read too, as I recall.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X