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  • #16
    Also, I know this is a bit of a digression, but as the thread is merely entitled "Reviews Required" I'd like to big up a new app which a friend recently recommended to me....

    Nothing to do with Victorian Murders or even books...!!

    It's called BirdNET.

    You just point it at a tree or hedgerow where birds are singing.

    It records them.

    You select the section of audio you want, then hit "analyse".

    It tells you exactly what birds you are hearing with a little picture and link to the relevant page of wikipedia.

    It's free and really easy to use.

    Naturally, I've tried to fool it by getting my partner to pretend to be a crow, but the analysis came back "human"!

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    • #17
      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.
      Hall was actually Prosecuting on this occasion.
      Regards

      Sir Herlock Sholmes



      "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."

      ”Baroni licitum est dicere troglodytam”

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

        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.
        I started reading that one a few months ago Miss D but a book that I’d been waiting for for ages arrived and I jumped ship (a bad habit of mine) I rarely use the library but this one was from there so I ended up returning it. Another one to revisit.
        Regards

        Sir Herlock Sholmes



        "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."

        ”Baroni licitum est dicere troglodytam”

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post
          Also, I know this is a bit of a digression, but as the thread is merely entitled "Reviews Required" I'd like to big up a new app which a friend recently recommended to me....

          Nothing to do with Victorian Murders or even books...!!

          It's called BirdNET.

          You just point it at a tree or hedgerow where birds are singing.

          It records them.

          You select the section of audio you want, then hit "analyse".

          It tells you exactly what birds you are hearing with a little picture and link to the relevant page of wikipedia.

          It's free and really easy to use.

          Naturally, I've tried to fool it by getting my partner to pretend to be a crow, but the analysis came back "human"!
          Its a bit like Shazam.

          Regards

          Sir Herlock Sholmes



          "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."

          ”Baroni licitum est dicere troglodytam”

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

            I started reading that one a few months ago Miss D but a book that I’d been waiting for for ages arrived and I jumped ship (a bad habit of mine) I rarely use the library but this one was from there so I ended up returning it. Another one to revisit.
            I'd say it's worth revisiting.

            It's a while since I read it, but I recall enjoying it!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

              Its a bit like Shazam.
              Ha! Yeah!

              Ornithological Shazam!

              I'm having a great time with it.

              A stroll in the park takes hours though as I'm stopping all the time to stick my phone in any promising hedgerows!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

                Ha! Yeah!

                Ornithological Shazam!

                I'm having a great time with it.

                A stroll in the park takes hours though as I'm stopping all the time to stick my phone in any promising hedgerows!
                You might hear something that you’re not expecting

                Regards

                Sir Herlock Sholmes



                "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."

                ”Baroni licitum est dicere troglodytam”

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                • #23
                  Charlie Parker - Ornithology - YouTube
                  My name is Dave. You cannot reach me through Debs email account

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

                    You might hear something that you’re not expecting
                    Ha! Round here, that's a distinct possibility!

                    It would be great if the analysis came up with "Dogging" and a link to a dodgy website!!!!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

                      Ha! Round here, that's a distinct possibility!

                      It would be great if the analysis came up with "Dogging" and a link to a dodgy website!!!!
                      Regards

                      Sir Herlock Sholmes



                      "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."

                      ”Baroni licitum est dicere troglodytam”

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                      • #26
                        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.
                        Ok I finished this one and it’s one that I’d certainly recommend. I won’t reveal the end result but it was an understandable one. It’s a fairly short book at 172 pages but that doesn’t mean that it’s too short. Some books might have had a lengthy family background of the victim and main characters which this book doesn’t have and some might have quoted lengthier passages from the trial but this author doesn’t. I didn’t feel that there was anything missing though.

                        Im now reading The Dark Side Of East London which looks good.

                        https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Side-E.../dp/1473856442

                        Im wondering if either of these two books have been reviewed by Paul in Ripperologist?

                        Regards

                        Sir Herlock Sholmes



                        "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."

                        ”Baroni licitum est dicere troglodytam”

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

                          Ok I finished this one and it’s one that I’d certainly recommend. I won’t reveal the end result but it was an understandable one. It’s a fairly short book at 172 pages but that doesn’t mean that it’s too short. Some books might have had a lengthy family background of the victim and main characters which this book doesn’t have and some might have quoted lengthier passages from the trial but this author doesn’t. I didn’t feel that there was anything missing though.

                          Im now reading The Dark Side Of East London which looks good.

                          https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Side-E.../dp/1473856442

                          Im wondering if either of these two books have been reviewed by Paul in Ripperologist?
                          hey herlock
                          have you read either of Lord Orsams true crime murder mysteries yet?
                          "Is all that we see or seem
                          but a dream within a dream?"

                          -Edgar Allan Poe


                          "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                          quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                          -Frederick G. Abberline

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

                            hey herlock
                            have you read either of Lord Orsams true crime murder mysteries yet?
                            Id recommend them both Abby. I hope he eventually decides on another true crime
                            Regards

                            Sir Herlock Sholmes



                            "Tis but a part we see, and not a whole."

                            ”Baroni licitum est dicere troglodytam”

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

                              Id recommend them both Abby. I hope he eventually decides on another true crime
                              He should have a crack at Jack the Ripper...
                              Thems the Vagaries.....

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

                                He should have a crack at Jack the Ripper...
                                yeah ive told him he should or one on the torsos
                                "Is all that we see or seem
                                but a dream within a dream?"

                                -Edgar Allan Poe


                                "...the man and the peaked cap he is said to have worn
                                quite tallies with the descriptions I got of him."

                                -Frederick G. Abberline

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