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Arsenic Sally is Go! 5 Days to Launch! How Book 2 Began….


Hello again  Readers It has been a long  time since my last blog but I have been very busy these past few months. I have used the long cold and dark days of  winter to research and write my second … Continue reading

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Jack the Ripper finally IDENTIFIED!!!


Hello Readers Well some quite amazing news today, the most infamous murderer from nineteenth century Britain has finally been identified and no it is not one of the high-born suspects.  The story has broken exclusively in UK newspaper the Daily Mail … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Four Days to Launch…. The Inquisition


Hello again Readers Still doing some last minute work on my book including designing my book cover. If you want to create an e-book you will require a separate  cover. I am happy with mine and contracted my illustrator through … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 15 The Final Victim ( First Draft)


In late August a rumour circulated that there had been another death in Sneinton that was related to the Saville Hanging. The rumour was confirmed with the printing of newspapers on Friday August 23rd. Yet another inquest had taken place, … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 3 ) First Draft


Copyright@ Mike Sheridan 2014 All  Rights Reserved Feelings were running high in Nottingham and the surrounding villages. A church service in Mansfield at the Unitarian Chapel proved so popular that hundreds were turned away, unable to obtain admittance. Inside the … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 2 ) First Draft


The Nottingham Journal carried a detailed account of the events of the week over three columns, with an initial editorial under the heading of Execution of Saville – Fearful Loss of Life Extraordinary and cold blooded atrocity in cutting the … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 12 Is it time? Part 2/2 ( First Draft)


The Police Watch-House on Long Row was utilised as a temporary morgue. By nightfall it contained eight dead bodies, which had been moved from a warehouse on High Pavement where they were first taken. All the victims were either young … Continue reading

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