Catherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl

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Imagine my initial surprise and delight this weekend when I saw the headline that Jack the Ripper had been identified as Aaron Kosminski from DNA gathered left on a shawl belonging to Catherine Eddowes. Then I read the article and saw the source of the news: The Daily Mail, which, okay, maybe, but then the claim started to look bad … Read More

Linotte MelodieuseCatherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl

Book Review: From Whitechapel, by Melanie Clegg

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As Jack the Ripper holds London in the grip of the autumn of terror, three very different young women find themselves thrown together to solve the mystery of a mysterious letter. Little do they know that the letter’s contents will take them into the heart of Whitechapel and bring some of them face to face with the killer himself. In … Read More

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Book Review: Alias Hook, by Lisa Jensen

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With the popularity of such shows as ABC’s Once Upon a Time, fairytale retellings seem to be all the rage in literature right now. Lisa Jensen’s novel Alias Hook, has been released at a perfect time, since OUAT is now focusing on the redemption of the infamous villain from Peter Pan. But Jensen offers us a much more sympathetic portrayal of … Read More

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Linotte Reads 50 Shades: Fifty Shades Freed, Chapter Twenty-five – Part One

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Happy Wednesday, all! It’s time for another recap of Fifty Shades Freed, and we’re almost done with this hot mess. When last we left the dysfunctional couple, Ana and Christian appeared to have reconciled, and Christian has begun to open up to Ana about his past. Shall we continue so we can see what happens next?

Linotte MelodieuseLinotte Reads 50 Shades: Fifty Shades Freed, Chapter Twenty-five – Part One