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Beth Snipes

Loudon, TN United States
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  • Ripper

  • The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
  • By: Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 426

Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art - as well as extensive evidence - points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected never-before-seen archival material - including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause - and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I thought this was a new book.

  • By Stephanie on 03-01-17

Interesting Research

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I have been a Patricia Cornwell fan for many years. I'm not into true crime stories as a steady diet. What impressed me most about the book was the obvious time and research that the details required. As a high school senior, I had gone to the local newspaper to pull up articles that made it to America about Jack the Ripper for an English project. Cornwell's research made a convincing argument for the identity of Jack the Ripper. I didn't give it 5 stars because of the defensive tone about her critics. I do admire her attempting to bring some truth and facts to the legend.

  • Blazing Summer

  • Darling Investigations, Book 2
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

Summer Butler had no idea that Darling Investigations would be such a smash. But ratings don’t lie - fans love watching the former star solve real-life crimes in her hometown. With the first season wrapped, the reality-show PI is feeling the pressure to make the next one an even bigger success. It seems the town is harboring an arsonist, and all the smoldering signs point to the same culprit: her cousin Dixie.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original and engaging story!

  • By Fabiola Solbes on 08-06-18

Great conflict

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

I loved this book! I didn't want put it down, but I didn't want it to end.

  • Deadly Summer

  • Darling Investigations, Book 1
  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 378

Ten years ago, Summer Butler was television's most popular teenage sleuth. Since then, she's hit - what gossip sites just love to call - the gutter. Nearly bankrupt, betrayed, estranged from her greedy mother, and just about unemployable, she's coaxed into that desperate haven for has-beens: reality TV.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!!

  • By Laura on 02-23-18

Superb Sleuth

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Really enjoyed the entertainment value of a detective novel in disguise. Try it, and see for yourself.

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