Posts Tagged ‘murder’

Jack the Ripper…Solved?

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It appears that the identity of Jack the Ripper was has been solved… again. There have been so many movies and books devoted to figuring out the identity. Many have sworn they were right, but it seems that it may have actually been solved this time. Like many other people I have always been fascinated by who it could have been and even when I heard it was solved I still didn’t quite believe it. Obviously there will always be people that insist it’s not, just like there are people that still don’t believe Elvis is dead, but it appears that this time it really is. It seems there is DNA proof now and it’s hard to argue with DNA. After reading everything I could find there could still be some argument against it, but I think that would be from people that don’t want it to be solved because an unsolved mystery is so much more fun than a solved one. Read it here and make up your own mind.

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Dracula’s Heir

Filexd under: Books,Fairy Tales,Games — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — jane @

Once in a while I wander through the bargain books area at Barnes and Noble looking for anything fun and unusual. This time I found the book Dracula’s Heir by Sam Stall. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I am very intrigued. It has all sorts of little envelopes to open inside. Apparently it’s an Interactive Mystery, so there are clues to help you solve some murders that happened 10 years after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Not sure how interactive it can be since I didn’t exist in 1907, which is when this book takes place, but that’s maybe just me be being picky.

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Cherise the Niece

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Every day we get books into the bookstore. Most of the time they are just your standard novel or a history book that I barely look at long enough to price. Once in a while though, a book will come through that door that catches my attention. Today was one of those days. As you may have guessed I am a huge fan of dark humor. I find most people take themselves way too seriously and need to lighten up a bit. This particular book was written by a man named Jim Benton. I know about this author mainly because Scary Daughter loves his Franny K. Stein books. They are written for kids, but they are wickedly funny. He’s also the creator behind It’s Happy Bunny. So, along comes this book today called Cherise the Niece and it’s by Jim Benton. The cover intrigued me right away and I promptly read it. It’s a short little book, so it doesn’t take long. It’s about a little girl named Cherise who goes to live with various aunts after her parents “mysteriously disappear”. I was laughing from the first page and it has the best last line of any book I’ve ever read. I highly recommend it if you have a murderously funny mind like I do. If you are easily offended, then what the hell are you doing reading my blog?

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Scary iPad

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By now you should all have your iPads, right? Well, if you don’t then get your lazy butt off the sofa and buy one. If you can’t afford it then “borrow” one. I absolutely love mine and frequently change the covers on it according to my mood. There are so many cool covers and bags out there. I was sent the one pictured from a company called GelaSkins. This particular one was designed by Munk One a.k.a Jose A. Mercado and is called Murder Scene. Although I really love it, it doesn’t look like any murder scene I’ve ever seen. What’s with the birds? Did they try to poke her eyes out? Why is it that her hair seems to be made of birds? This is all just a little too reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Ever since I saw the movie years ago I have a fear of birds that appear in groups. I think the fact that the birds aren’t explained in the movie is why it bothers me so much. So, though I love this skin, I’m not sure of how long it will stay on my iPad, but they have many others.

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