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  • New Ripper Book Due Out.

    I hadn’t heard of this book until a friend pointed it out to me.

    https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Jack...rdback/p/21443
    Regards

    Sir Herlock Sholmes

  • #2
    From the cover it looks like a fit up of PC Endacott from the Cass case.
    Find a name from the period, build your story from there.
    Thems the Vagaries.....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post
      From the cover it looks like a fit up of PC Endacott from the Cass case.
      Find a name from the period, build your story from there.
      Looks like it Al. I wonder if they’ll ever run out of suspects?
      Regards

      Sir Herlock Sholmes

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

        Looks like it Al. I wonder if they’ll ever run out of suspects?
        Only if they stop making anyone who was about at the time into a suspect Herlock.

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        • #5
          Well, lets see now....
          Pick a person no-one else has named, make a few unfounded assumptions, offer some baseless accusations, then insist you prove them wrong.
          Sounds like a winning formula to me...

          Regards, Jon S.

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          • #6
            somebody should write a book about all the BS ripper suspects/theories! might be twenty volumes though! LOL
            "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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            • #7
              I remember the ‘old’ days when I used to look forward to every new book. I don’t want to pre-judge but these days I have to suppress a groan when I hear of a new one about to emerge. At one point I’d have said that I owned pretty much every ripper book except a couple of the rarer, more expensive ones, but now there must be loads of books that I haven’t bothered to buy and have no intention of buying. There’s a new one on the diary coming out but I can’t see me getting that one. I’m undecided on the Beattie one though as I’m echoing Wick’s post. I might wait for a review in Rip. I wonder if Paul has a copy yet?
              Regards

              Sir Herlock Sholmes

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
                I hadn’t heard of this book until a friend pointed it out to me.

                https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Jack...rdback/p/21443
                I note that the book runs to 216 pages, slightly longer than Christer Holmgren's book at 206 pages.

                ​​​​​​​I alway feel slightly wary when someone tells me that they have definitively identified the killer in what is probably the greatest unsolved crime in history, and it only took them slightly over 200 pages to do it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post

                  I note that the book runs to 216 pages, slightly longer than Christer Holmgren's book at 206 pages.

                  ​​​​​​​I alway feel slightly wary when someone tells me that they have definitively identified the killer in what is probably the greatest unsolved crime in history, and it only took them slightly over 200 pages to do it.
                  Call me Mr Cynical but I’m kind of expecting about 200 pages of re-telling of the case followed by 10 pages about the Cass case then 6 pages on why he was Jack.

                  I might wait until you’ve bought it first Barn
                  Regards

                  Sir Herlock Sholmes

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

                    Call me Mr Cynical but I’m kind of expecting about 200 pages of re-telling of the case followed by 10 pages about the Cass case then 6 pages on why he was Jack.

                    I might wait until you’ve bought it first Barn
                    Hi Herlock, I'm not certain that I'll be buying this one. I think I'll request it from my library. I'll let you know what I think, although I'm hoping that Paul Begg reviews it for Ripperologist .

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                    • #11
                      While you’re on here Barn, I’m just nearing the end of one of the best biographies that I’ve ever read. It’s Lincoln by David Herbert Donald. Highly recommended.
                      Regards

                      Sir Herlock Sholmes

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
                        While you’re on here Barn, I’m just nearing the end of one of the best biographies that I’ve ever read. It’s Lincoln by David Herbert Donald. Highly recommended.
                        Thanks for this Herlock, I'll certainly add it to my reading list. I've got "A Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin on my "to read" list. It's highly regarded, and is about how Lincoln reached out to all political sides to form his administration.
                        if you're into great political biographies you really must read the massive biography by Robert Caro of Lyndon Johnson.

                        He's written 4 massive tomes right up to when LBJ assumes the presidency after Dallas, and he's almost finished the final volume.

                        I started with volume 4 " Passage to Power", and it reads like a thriller.

                        Highly recommended.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by barnflatwyngarde View Post

                          Thanks for this Herlock, I'll certainly add it to my reading list. I've got "A Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin on my "to read" list. It's highly regarded, and is about how Lincoln reached out to all political sides to form his administration.
                          if you're into great political biographies you really must read the massive biography by Robert Caro of Lyndon Johnson.

                          He's written 4 massive tomes right up to when LBJ assumes the presidency after Dallas, and he's almost finished the final volume.

                          I started with volume 4 " Passage to Power", and it reads like a thriller.

                          Highly recommended.
                          I remember you recommending the Caro book Barn. I saw a documentary a few weeks ago and Caro was on it but I can’t recall which documentary it was. The Kearns Goodwin book is also on my list, she makes regular appearances on American history documentaries and I saw her on a recent docu-drama about Lincoln which was really good if you get chance to see it.
                          Regards

                          Sir Herlock Sholmes

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                          • #14
                            I received this book on Saturday and will be reading it soon. It is very short about 160 pages or so. we will see how it goes.

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                            • #15
                              Hi Andrea, I’d forgotten about this book so I ordered it today. We’ll be interested to hear what you think about it. It seems a long time since a new Ripperologist was issued as it would be interesting to read Paul Begg’s review.
                              Regards

                              Sir Herlock Sholmes

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