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Our blog is meant to evoke fun with the magic of myths, folklore, movies and the mayhem of murder and madness. We have to keep it interesting so if you like different genres of movies and books then you're at the right blog. Our authors are a wide range of experts and our readers know what is top of the line in their favorite genres. Sometimes we post recipes that might be fun to try if a culinary author has one in her book that we think is especially yummy or one that Terri and I have created and want to share with you. Enjoy Guest Blogger Alice Duncan's monthly muse on her books and writing mysteries.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: In The Dark: The True Story of the Blackout Ripper by Simon Read


In 1942, a RAF soldier went on a spree killing over the course of several days. His attacks were vicious and brutal. Killing and attacking primarily prostitutes in London's west end, he was quickly caught and stopped. Gordon Cummings was thought pretentious by his fellow soldiers and he was known for arrogant boasts of his female conquests.  None of them had any idea thought that he was violently attacking and murdering women during the blackout nights of wartime London.

The media attention was dimmed by the German bombings of the city, which is probably why I had never heard of the case. 

The fingerprint analysis evidence was fascinating and what convicted him. The story of the cops and how they developed and used their fingerprinting system was one of my favorite parts of the book actually.

An intense and interesting read.

Terri

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