American Ripper Heavy on Gore but Light on Proof

American Ripper Heavy on Gore but Light on Proof

The year 1888 was busy in the annals of crime. While Jack the Ripper preyed on prostitutes in London, H. H. Holmes oversaw the construction of a large hotel/office building designed with unique amenities. It included hidden rooms, doors literally going nowhere, an airtight vault, and a chute going all the way to a basement crematorium. By the time of his execution in 1896, H. H. Holmes, Chicago serial killer at the time of the 1893 World’s Fair, had reportedly murdered more than twenty people. The History Channel series American Ripper gives us the H. H. Holmes treatment but with a twist.  The premise is that H. H. Holmes was also Jack the Ripper. Jeff Mudgett, Holmes’s great-great grandson is determined to prove his ancestor was the notorious Jack and partners with Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA operative, to hunt down the proof. First-Rate Production First, the positive. This production is top notch when it comes…

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Get Edges of Truth for Your Kindle at a Discounted Price!

Get Edges of Truth for Your Kindle at a Discounted Price!

First Time Kindle Price Reduction of this amazing true story! Note: I’m pleased to announce a special sale for a friend’s book I had the honor of editing—and a book I highly recommend. When a baby dies from head injuries, an innocent babysitter is accused, and uncertainty forces experts to define the edges of truth. This intensely personal story will grip your heart and challenge your faith.  It gives a vivid account of Mary Weaver, who was presumed guilty of shaking and slamming a baby to death; and one of her lawyers, Steve Brennecke, who fought to clear her name. Dr. Ruth Ramsey calls this book “a wake-up call for anyone who is ever involved in child care.” Reduced Kindle price June 21-26, 2014: Saturday-Sunday—$3.99 Monday-Tuesday—$4.99 Wednesday-Thursday—$5.99 Friday—regular Kindle price: $7.95 Get it here at Amazon. Companion Bible Study—Free for a Limited Time! I Survived! gives a personal, inside view of…

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Book Review—Edges of Truth: The Mary Weaver Story

Book Review—Edges of Truth: The Mary Weaver Story

In lieu of a Friday post (since I will be out of town for the holidays and unable to respond), I’m posting a book review of my author friend Deb Brammer’s newest book, Edges of Truth: The Mary Weaver Story. Presumed Guilty: The Child Care Nightmare That Could Happen to You By Adam Blumer Edges of Truth: The Mary Weaver Story by Deb Brammer with Steve Brennecke, CreateSpace, November 2013, 350 pages, $13.95. Novelist Deb Brammer and former attorney on the case Steve Brennecke retell the inspiring true story of Mary Weaver in Edges of Truth. Mary, an Iowa babysitter, was accused and convicted of first-degree murder in the mysterious death of eleven-month-old Melissa Mathes on January 22, 1993. Written with effective fiction technique and based on meticulous research of court records, the book traces the story of Melissa’s mysterious death and Mary’s journey to prove her innocence through the legal system—first…

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