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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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The Very Very Inspiring Blog Awards


A big thanks to Emma McCoy for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! The rules for this award are: 1. Display the award logo on your blog. OK done that! 2. Link back to the person who nominated … Continue reading

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Moving House……my agony is nearly over!


Hello again Readers, some of you may recall that my writing has been totally kaiboshed by an impending house move… well its just happened! They say that moving house is just about one of the most stressful experiences you can … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing Blog Chain


I was hugely surprised but very grateful to Emma McCoy for nominating me for the Next Big Thing Blog Event. Emma has been following my blog from the outset. In turn I have been following her work and progress with interest, not … Continue reading

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Death Hunters, Ballad Sellers and Execution Broadsides….


Hello again Readers. Still busily researching my historical crime novel. Its amazing how research can easily take you away into a wonderful journey back into very very different times. Just recently I stumbled upon some amazing information about people who were variously called … Continue reading

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The Pie-Seller who took 450 lives!


Hello again readers. I am still on the research trail for my first novel and have discovered the most infamous pie vendor of all time!  ( No its not Sweeney Todd!) This is another one of my research files and the … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Criminal Hangmen!


Still researching some background detail for my story, I am on the trail of an executioner. There is an execution scene to write about and I have to do it justice ( oh dear another pun!). I always wondered why … Continue reading

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