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This book looks at the life, adventures, and death of Robert D’Onston Stephenson and his attachment to the “Jack the Ripper” case. Featuring a massive range of primary historical sources from around the world to tackle some of the myths and stories attached to him and his life.
“Jack the Ripper, Leather Apron and John Piser,”
This book looks at the “Leather Apron” scares of 1888, includes chapters on John Piser, featuring primary sources, a chapter on all the newspaper reports, and chapters on other possible “Leather Apron’s.”
“Jack the Ripper or Worse?”
This book looks at the life, crimes, and death of Frederick Bailey Deeming. His connections to the “Jack the Ripper” case are explored, and using a wide range of primary sources from across the globe tackles the myths associated with him.
“Jack the Ripper - Newspaper’s From Hull vol I,”
This book looks at the Hull press and how they covered the Whitechapel Murders in 1888. It features articles from the available Hull newspapers, primary sources, plus a look at earlier scares, the Hull press and how they communicated with London, and the Hull police of 1888.
“Jack the Ripper - Newspaper’s From Hull vol 2,”
This book looks at the Hull press and how they covered the Whitechapel Murders from 1889 - 1988. Featuring hundreds of reports, primary sources, and local and national scares.
“Jack the Ripper Victim or Not - Martha Tabram,”
This book explores Martha Tabram, and features newspaper reports, official files, and other material on her life and death.
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“Jack the Ripper and the Maybrick Family,”
This book looks at James, Florence, and Michael Maybrick and their connection to the “Jack the Ripper” case using locally published sources. It also uncovers a tangible link between Whitechapel, the Maybrick family, and Hull! Just a couple of newspaper articles to transcribe and it is completed.
“Jack the Ripper - The Hull Connection,”
This book looks at 12 suspects with links to Hull, their connection to the “Jack the Ripper” case and a wide range of historical primary sources published locally.
“Jack the Ripper Victim or Not - Emma Smith,”
This book explores Emma Smith, and features newspaper reports, official files, and other material on her life and death.
When completed they will be submitted.
Looks at an unsolved local murder mystery from 1871 that involved the brother of a “Jack the Ripper” suspect. Features newspaper reports from around the world, primary sources, and a full reprint of a very rare 1871 booklet produced on the murder that was thought lost.
“The Marfleet Murder,”
Looks at an unsolved local murder mystery from 1891 that involved the a “Jack the Ripper” suspect. Features newspaper reports from around the world, primary sources, and contemporary sketches of the case.
“John Ellerthorpe - The Hero of the Humber.”
A book on the man that was John Ellerthorpe, also known as The Hero of the Humber. The book features newspaper reports from around the world, primary sources, and a re-print of a contemporary booklet produced on the man.
All books are fully referenced, with extensive references and bibliography’s throughout. They are also packed with photos, sketches, maps and primary sources.
I also recently completed
This book looks at the allegedly haunted public houses in Hull, their histories, stories attached to them, myths and legends. Packed with historical primary sources, maps, photos, and much much more.
“Paranormal Hull - The Press Perspective,”
A collection of hundreds of newspaper reports and primary sources regarding local ghosts and hauntings from 1800 - 1012.
“Paranormal Hull - The Paranormal Files,”
A number of topics are covered that have some link to the paranormal or another. All of them occurred locally and their origins and subsequent stories about them are covered, investigated, and explored using primary historical sources.
“Paranormal Hull - The UFO Files,”
A book of local UFO sightings from 1800 - 2012. Featuring eye witness accounts, photos, maps, newspaper reports and official files gleaned from local and national archival sources.
“Paranormal Hull - The Cryptozoology Files,”
A collection of stories from 1800 -2012 on strange animals seen and reported in Hull and surrounding environs. From sea monsters to big cats, giant squid, crazy monkeys, and devil dogs! Packed with contemporary newspaper reports, primary sources, eyewitness accounts, maps and photos.
Still working on “Paranormal Hull - The Ghost Files,” which has grown so much I might have to split it again. The book covers 180+ stories of ghosts and hauntings across Hull, each one presented with an historical/paranormal analysis.