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Posts Tagged ‘Maxim Jakubowski’

Maxim Jakubowski and Nathan Braund – Mammoth Book Of Jack The Ripper

Posted by demonik on December 15, 2008

‘Non-fiction’ although sometimes it’s very hard to tell …

Maxim Jakubowski and Nathan Braund – The Mammoth Book Of Jack The Ripper (Robinson, 1999: new edition, 2008)


Maxim Jakubowski – Introduction
Maxim Jakubowski and Nathan Braund – Introduction to the First Edition

Undisputed Facts

A Complete Chronology of the Whitechapel Murders
Just the Facts

Key Texts

Witness Statements
Autopsy Reports
The “Ripper Letters”
Police Views
Disputed Texts

Current Views

William Beadle – The Real Jack the Ripper
Mark Daniel – How Jack the Ripper Saved the Whitechapel Murderer
Stewart P Evans – My Life and Jack the Ripper New
Martin Fido – David Cohen and the Polish Jew Theory
Paul Harrison – Catch Me When You Can
Shirley Harrison – The Diary of Jack the Ripper
Bruce Paley – The Facts Speak For Themselves
Euan Macpherson – The Case of William Bury New
Gary Rowlands – The Mad Doctor
M J Trow – The Way to Hell
James Tully – Was James Kelly “Jack the Ripper”?
Peter Turnbull – Jack the Ripper: Man or Myth
Nick Warren, FRCS – The Great Conspiracy
Derek Raymond – Jack the Ripper, a Novelist’s Speculation New
Trevor Marriott – Carl Feigenbaum: aka Jack the Ripper New
Colin Wilson – A Lifetime in Ripperology
Barry Forshaw – Patricia Cornwell Names the Ripper New

Further Evidence

Other Suspects
Other Victims?
Weather Report


Uncredited cover artwork for 1999 edition.

These articles appeared in the 1st edition but were deemed surplus to requirements for the 2008 version.

Melvyn Fairclough – In Quest Of Jack The Ripper
Sue & Andy Parlour – The Jack The Ripper Whitechapel Murders
Simon Whitechapel – Guts ‘n Roses: The Coming Apocalypse Of the Ripper Millennium
A. P. Wolf – Jack The Myth

i’ve got a very real loathing of the whole Ripper industry, in particular those seriously disturbing ghouls who enhance the Mary Kelly photo to emphasise the extent of her mutilation and post the results on, but I read the first edition cover to cover and thought it was great. Now it looks like it’s time for a rematch as there’s a new edition and, but for a very few exceptions, i can no longer remember which articles did it for me back in 1999 and why? Simon Whitechapel’s piece on the occult symbolism of it all (dropped from the 2008) certainly stayed in my mind as it totally bamboozled me, but, far more my type of thing, M. J. Trow’s The Way To Hell builds up a strong case against philanthropist Frederick Charrington – only to dismantle it at the last when he admits the whole piece has been a conceit to demonstrate how easy it is to invent your own Ripper suspect. And then there’s the Barbours who seem to think Dr. Barnado had more to do with it than you might think ….

Thanks to Sam and Georgie Askew at Constable & Robinson!

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forthcoming publications from Constable-Robinson

Posted by demonik on June 18, 2008

Exciting forcoming publications from Constable-Robinson include a posthumous Peter Haining collection on …. what else? True Hauntings!



Trisha Telep (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (July, 2008)

Paranormal romance is a supernatural force to be reckoned with. Although packed with a menagerie of werewolves, shapeshifters and assorted demons, its undisputed king is none other than our favourite centuries-old bloodsucker – the vampire.

We’re now living in a post-Buffy world of dark urban fantasy à la Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s irresistible Dark Hunters and the blood-lusting soul mates of Christine Feehan.

But it doesn’t stop there. This Mammoth collection opens a vein to reveal the mind-boggling scope of the supercharged phenomenon created when vampires met romance.

Let the biggest and brightest names in the paranormal romance business take you hot on the haemoglobin trail of the sexiest creatures of the night. Witness the bewildering array of complex vampire codes of conduct, dark ritual and dating practices, as they chat up the locals and engage in the most erotic encounters you will sink your teeth into this side of un-Death. These ain’t your mother’s vampires!.

Peter Haining (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings (October, 2008)

This giant collection includes a huge range of 20th-century first-hand accounts of hauntings, such as the American troops who repeatedly saw the ghosts of a dead platoon of men while on patrol in Vietnam; and the witnessed haunting of a house near Tintagel in Cornwall that led actress Kate Winslet to pull out of buying the property.

It covers the full spectrum of credible hauntings, from poltergeists (the noisy, dangerous and frightening spirits that are usually associated with pubescent girls, like the Bell Witch), to phantoms (like the Afrits of Saudi Arabia) and seduction spirits (such as the Lorelei, which have lured German men to death).

Also included are the notes of the most famous ghost hunters of the twentieth century such as Hans Holzer, Susy Smith (USA); Harry Price, Jenny Randles (UK); Joyce Zwarycz (Australia), Eric Rosenthal (South Africa), and Hwee Tan (Japan).

Plus essays by such names as Robert Graves, Edgar Cayce, and M. R. James outlining their own – often extraordinary – conclusions as to just what ghosts might be; along with a full bibliography and list of useful resources.

[image] Mammoth Best New Horror 19

David Kendall (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics (October, 2008)

You can’t keep a good (or bad) corpse down, and they rise up in spectacular form in this new collection.

The mindless, shambling zombies of yesteryear are rapidly being replaced by sprinters and runners with an insatiable appetite for human flesh. These days zombies are the rock and roll of horror monsters.

Presenting a mix of voodoo victims, creepy somnambulists, and flesh eating, rock n roll deadheads, The Mammoth Book of Zombie Comics brings you the best the graveyard can give. From film sources and literary sources to some very strange sources, here over 20 of the best zombie comics ever produced.

They include the first Vince Locke Deadworld comic, Scott Hampton’s awesome adaptation of RE Howard’s Pigeons From Hell, plus stories from Steve Niles, Darko Macan, and many, many more.

If it’s dead, moving and hungry, you’ll find it here!

Currently Available

Jon Lewis – The Mammoth Book of Boys Own Stuff
Maxim Jakubowski – The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper
Peter Normanton – The Mammoth Book of Best Horror Comics
Peter Haining – The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories
Peter Haining – The Mammoth Book of True Hauntings
Peter Haining – The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories
Arthur Veno – The Mammoth Book of Bikers
Stephen Jones – The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18
Stephen Jones – The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17
Stephen Jones – The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 16
Stephen Jones – The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 15
Stephen Jones – The Mammoth Book of Monsters

How to spot a Robinson’s Mammoth

1. It will have the word ‘Mammoth’ included in the title.

Robinson Logo

Fig. A

2. There will be a ‘Robinsons’ logo on the spine (see Fig. A).

A randomly selected ‘Mammoth’ cover to further assist you in identifying one.


Thanks to Sam at Constable-Robinson!

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