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Although a great deal of the original contemporary documents & files have now been lost, those that remain are here examined to see what they tell us about the thoughts of those investigating the crimes at the time. It follows the murders chronologically with a great deal of cross-referencing to provide an objective look at the killings. This is not a seamless narrative of the crime that reads like a novel. (continued)

OutsmartYourShelf This is a meticulous examination of the remaining physical evidence (letters, reports, interview transcripts etc) of the crimes of Jack the Ripper. There's a lot of additional information about the people named & events that occurred on the periphery of the murders contained in the references & I spent a lot of time flipping back & forth between the main book & the reference section.
OutsmartYourShelf It's definitely given me a lot to think about. This is definitely more of an academic style read & can be a little tough-going at times, but I found it worth persevering.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1377863926
Read 4th-7th Jan 2024

#ReadAway2024 #WinterClearDown #192025Challenge (1998)
@Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
@Librarybelle @Puddlejumper
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Librarybelle Sounds very interesting! 4mo
Andrew65 Sounds an interesting read, if we only knew what did happen. 4mo
DieAReader 🥳Awesome! 4mo
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Film star Lulabelle Rock had 12 clones of herself made: each one fulfilling a different role in public. Now, to generate some publicity for her latest film, she creates one more & this 13th clone also has a specific task - to eliminate all the other Lulabelle clones. No. 13 heads to Bubble City & starts her task, but as she starts to work her way through the list, she begins to wonder if there's more to life than being an assassin. (continued)

OutsmartYourShelf All the ingredients were there: clones (I loved Orphan Black), the fame angle, the question of what truly makes a person unique & what constitutes life, but unfortunately this just didn't work for me. The clone aspect was intriguing, I liked the fact that the only way to really tell a clone apart from the real thing was that they didn't have lines on their palms but that this could be done via surgery. Hmm could make things tricky. 4mo
OutsmartYourShelf Also the whole concept of the killing of an original by a clone being classed as murder, but the original killing their clones is acceptable. They are viewed as the property of the original & therefore can be disposed of. Plus there's the whole falling in love with another clone. Morality minefield! Overall though it was all very surface-skimming & not as dark as it could have been. 3⭐

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Librarybelle Awesome! A 2024! 4mo
DieAReader 🥳Off #MountTBR👋🏻 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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The Big Snow | Berta Hader, Elmer Hader
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This 1949 Caldecott-winner tells the story of winter coming to a woodland area and the preparations the animals make gathering food, looking for warm shelters and places to escape the colder weather.


Should be at your local library in some form I am looking for a freebie as well!

This can work for #192025challenge #wintergames or #midwintersolace as well 📘💙❄️

All welcome!

Bookwormjillk This looks wonderful. I‘m going to look for a copy. UPDATE- audible has it free. Count me in please 💙❄️ (edited) 6mo
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Read4life I‘m in. It looks like you tried tagging me but there‘s a typo. 💙 6mo
TheBookHippie @Read4life oh dear 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 6mo
tpixie This looks like it‘s going to be a sweet, cozy read! 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Yes, found it on Audible!🙌🏽 Looking forward to this one. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks @Bookwormjillk @PurpleyPumpkin - This book has so many beautiful illustrations - if you can find a way to see this book as well as listen to it, I definitely recommend doing so!! (edited) 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin @TheAromaofBooks I did wonder about that. I‘ll try to snag a physical copy as well. Thanks!👍🏽 6mo
TheBookHippie @tpixie it‘s so busy this time of year and this came highly recommended by our art teacher! A longer picture book seems to be a good fit for this December! 6mo
TheBookHippie @TheAromaofBooks our art teacher recommended it to me! So that makes sense!!! 6mo
tpixie @TheAromaofBooks @TheBookHippie I did get the free audible book but when I heard about the illustrations I did check in our library has it. I‘m hoping to go get it tonight! 6mo
curiouserandcurioser @TheBookHippie Looking forward to this:) Thank you for doing this❤ 6mo
kspenmoll Such a lovely book! 6mo
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Unknown Book 6727737 | Unknown Unknown
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#192025 #192025challenge by @librarybelle

1987, The ballad of sad cafe

TheBookHippie I‘m enjoying it very much! 10mo
Librarybelle Yay!!! Welcome! 10mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Whatever fun read seasonal @BarbaraBB & @Cinfhen have
July & August #authoramonth

My policy for 2023 one book in two out and if I don‘t like it after 50 pages DNF and donate.

Read plans 2023♥️


Oops forgot #AuldLangSpine 💜

Andrew65 I need to be prepared to bail on more, life is too short and too many good books. Grrr plans and have a great reading year. 📚📚📚 1y
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TheBookHippie @Andrew65 I agree! Need to bail! 1y
JenReadsAlot I want to be a better book bailer! Lol 1y
IndoorDame Ooh, I like that you actually have a concrete plan for DNFs. 50 pages sounds super reasonable! 1y
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame that‘s my thought why push through after 50? Seems silly. 1y
TheBookHippie @JenReadsAlot I have to be or I‘ll never get through my TBR! 1y
Soubhiville I like a dedicated bail plan too. I find mine happen around 75 pages, I don‘t know why I keep pushing that far. 1y
Librarybelle Looks like a great reading plan!! 1y
TheBookHippie @Soubhiville 😅 you are more optimistic! (edited) 1y
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle I am loving your challenge I have to remember to post 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
BarbaraBB Always glad when you join our fun weekends and buddyreads! 1y
DieAReader 💜💜💜 1y
Catsandbooks Great policy! Very excited for 2023! 1y
Cinfhen Great goals/ resolutions!!!! 1y
Cinfhen I need to check out your #SundayBuddyRead lineup 1y
Cinfhen Thanks😘 Godmothers sounds great…going to see if I can borrow a copy from all my reading subscriptions 1y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 it‘s on #Hoopla 1y
Cinfhen Please add me to your January list 1y
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I‘ll tag ya so you see how it goes, just follow the hashtag! I post Sunday mornings when I wake up EST (eastern standard time) and YAY I LOVE HOOPLA! 1y
kspenmoll I have never had trouble bailing. Not all my bails are in litsy! I do not bail if its a buddy read though. 1y
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Untitled | Untitled
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1) I‘m taking part in #bookspinbingo, #winterreadathon, #roll100 and the #192025challenge for December

2) My favourite winter holiday was a Christmas trip for Christmas 2004 to PVR. It was memorable not only because it was my first time at an all-inclusive and it was also when the 2004 Tsunami hit the Indian Ocean.


Eggs Best of luck with all those challenges 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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Really excited for this marathon challenge. Limitless choice of books to read, fun times. I will be selecting across non-fiction, fiction, poetry, plays and essay collections. Planning begins now, tagged book is my 1920 choice🤔 📚📚📚📚📚📚🤔


Librarybelle Thanks for reposting! I am so excited for this! 2y
AllDebooks @Librarybelle my pleasure. Me too, it's a great challenge with plenty of potential to challenge the old noggin, find new authors and interests x 2y
AllDebooks As well as new friends 🙂 2y
Librarybelle 😁❤️ 2y
bcncookbookclub Seem a interesting challenge! I'm in! 10mo
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