Michael L. Hawley's Author Website

Fiction: Curse of the Bayou Beast, Jack's Lantern, and The Ripper's Hellbroth
Nonfiction: The Ripper's Haunts, Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight

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Welcome to my author website!  My passion for research has taken me into the worlds of both fiction and nonfiction. Enjoy the ride!

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Curse of the Bayou Beast was released by Big Sky Press on May 24, 2015.

Jack's Lantern was released by Big Sky Press on June 4, 2014.

The Ripper's Hellbroth was released by Big Sky Press in the fall of 2013, based upon a Jack the Ripper article I published on Francis Tumblety and the Elixir of Life.

If you click on 'Whitechapel Mystery' you'll be able to read the article, and if you click on 'The Ripper's Hellbroth', you'll get the details on my novel.
Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight is based upon 30-plus years of research. Just click on 'Searching for Truth'.


2/9/16 Update: I have been honored to be one of the speakers at the upcoming Jack the Ripper Conference (RipperCon) on the April 8, 2016 weekend! Here's the website:


I will be speaking on Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety. My plan is to use the RipperCon to present over a dozen recent discoveries, which will be published in The Ripper's Haunts. Sunbury Press is aware of this conference and plans on having The Ripper's Haunts published in time.


The Watchmaker Page is a biweekly newsfeed of fun facts about criminal investigations, forensics, Jack the Ripper, history, science, paranormal issues; anything I discovered during my extensive research. Here are some example questions I answer: "Was Jack the Ripper's DNA really discovered on a victim's shawl?", "What's the difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer?", "Does the saying, 'Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in the morning sailors take warning' really work?", "What does the jack o' lantern have to do with the will o' the wisp or even the paranormal term of orbs?" Click on 'The Watchmaker' image below for the newsfeed page!



The Ripper's Hellbroth was featured in the Niagara Gazette in their October 13, 2013, issue.


In June 2011, I was honored to be the subject of an article because of my first book, Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight:




The search is more precious than its possession.  - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) 

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