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Old 07-28-2017, 09:21 AM
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Default American Jack: Jack the Ripper and the United States

Hope folks won't mind if I plug my new book 'American Jack', re-examining Ripper suspects with American connections, available for Kindle and as a paperback. Just launched the paperback yesterday.
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:36 AM
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Hi Simon

I'm sure that no one will complain about you plugging your new book. I'll get it as soon as I've reduced my pile of 'still to read' books!

Best of luck with it. I'm sure that there's a space for a new thread for a discussion of your research.

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Old 07-28-2017, 03:18 PM
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Thanks Herlock :-)
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:17 AM
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In case anyone's interested, here's the URL to buy the book for Kindle in the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Ja...ack+simon+webb

And in the US: https://www.amazon.com/American-Jack...+american+jack
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:19 AM
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Yes, I have such a pile as well, Herlock: good luck with yours!
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:26 AM
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Here's the blurb for the book, by the way:

'Dear Boss - I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they won't fix me just yet.'

Was Jack the Ripper an American, or had he lived in the United States? Did he commit any of the Ripper-style murders carried out in the U.S. in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries?

Simon Webb's first non-fiction book about the Whitechapel killer re-tells the stories of the murders usually attributed to this mysterious figure, and re-examines the evidence surrounding a number of suspects with American connections.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:40 AM
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In case anyone's interested, here's the URL to buy the book for Kindle in the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Ja...ack+simon+webb

And in the US: https://www.amazon.com/American-Jack...+american+jack
How about the paperback, Simon. I'd like a copy to review for Ripperologist/
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:21 AM
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Plug away Simon.... reminded me to pick it up

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Old 07-31-2017, 07:09 AM
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No problem PaulB - UK Amazon is here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-Ja...ack+simon+webb

US Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/American-Jack...ack+simon+webb

And it'd be great to see a copy of the review.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:31 AM
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Default Suspects covered in the book

The suspects I cover in the book, who all had connections with the U.S., are as follows: George Chapman, Jack Gibson, John Kelly, Arbie La Bruckman, Neill Cream, Black Elk, Robert Donston Stephenson, Francis Tumblety and James Maybrick.

True, Stephenson's links to America may just have been figments of his imagination, but he's a fascinating suspect anyway. Stephenson also brought with himself into the book the occultist Aleister Crowley, who is not a suspect but claimed to know who Jack was.
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