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On October 8, 2017, I flew into Dublin, Ireland, and filmed for an episode on Hunting Evidence on the Travel Channel. The episode is on Jack the Ripper and the stunning discoveries involving suspect Francis Tumblety. The host is Pat Spain, a biologist, and we spend three full hours filming. The episode will be shown in June 2018. Watch for the previews! 



 On April 22, I will be doing a lecture and book signing at Mysterybooks in Mechanicsburg, PA. While the focus will be nonfiction and the latest discoveries, I will also discuss my fiction books.



     I have been honored to author the Tumblety chapter in Prime Suspect: The Search for Jack the Ripper published by Secret Chamber Publishing - H Division Crime Club, with a publishing date of September 2018. Below the image are the details.



                                                                                            By H Division Crime Club

     The crimes committed by Jack the Ripper 130 years ago in Whitechapel, London, have baffled the world.  Since that autumn in 1888, historians, researchers and armchair detectives have attempted to unravel the world’s greatest murder mystery, but to no avail..... until now. Prime Suspect: The Search for Jack the Ripper, gathers together a top team of dedicated researchers to look once again at the Whitechapel murders and ask - if this happened today, who would the police consider to be, a person(s) of interest ? Where would they concentrate their efforts and in doing so, would the real Jack the Ripper finally be revealed ? Using original police reports, eye witness testimony and criminal profiling techniques, we bring you the prime suspects as told through the eyes of a modern police investigation. After 130 years, is the secret identity of Jack the Ripper about to be revealed?

     Contributions and New Research from:    

Martin Fido, Dr Katherine Ramsland , Prof David Canter, Michael Hawley, Bob Hinton, Richard Patterson, David Andersen, John JD Chambers, Mick Priestley, Edward Stow, Steven Blomer, Tracy I’anson, Mei Trow, Richard C Cobb

     PRIME SUSPECT: The Search for Jack the Ripper - will be published in September 2018. We will soon be making the book available to pre-order along with 25 Limited Edition, Signed Hardbacks.  



My lecture at the Jack the Ripper Conference in Liverpool, England, September 23, 2017, went amazingly well. Pics and details are on the Jack the Ripper page.



Local Radio Appearance!


I was interviewed for a radio episode of On Target, hosted by Judge Penny Wolfgang which was on Halloween weekend 2017. Click on the image for the podcast of the episode.  


On Monday, October 30, I gave a lecture/book signing at the Cro Club in Buffalo, New York, with Jack the Ripper and Sports historian Brian Young. 



The lecture can be heard here on Rippercast.


I participated in a podcast interview with 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries:



On April 20, 2018, I will be doing a book signing/lecture at Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop on my nonfiction books, Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety and The Ripper's Haunts, and my fiction book, The Ripper's Hellbroth


On the weekend of September 23, 2017, I will be giving a lecture in Liverpool, England, on Jack the Ripper suspect Francis Tumblety.


Ripperologist Richard Jones runs one of the top Jack the Ripper Websites, Jack the Ripper Tour, and has honored me by publishing an article of mine: 
                                        The Life and Crimes of Francis Tumblety


Venture Galleries
did a great write-up on The Ripper's Haunts: 
                           Authors Showcase: The Ripper's Haunts by Michael Hawley


I wrote and article for Historic Mysteries :
                                 Dr. Francis Tumblety - Amongst the Best Suspects


In April 2016, I was honored to speak in Baltimore at the Jack the Ripper Conference (RipperCon) on my research.


The following is the first 17 minutes of my Rippercon lecture: 

Jonathan Menges on Casebook.org has created a podcast of my entire lecture (along with the PowerPoint slides): 


I was honored to be interviewed on a local TV series titled 'Inside the Classroom' airing on 22 stations around New York State. Their TV cameraman came into my classroom and taped a lesson on astronomy. Although a dedicated 30-minute episode is scheduled in late fall/early winter 2015, I am one of three teachers showcased on the pilot episode scheduled for September 7, 2015 (in an abbreviated 10-minute interview). The YouTube video of the pilot can be seen below.

'Inside the Classroom' Pilot Episode


The Ripper's Hellbroth and I have just been featured in the Niagara Gazette, the Tonawanda News, and a local Lockport newspaper in the Sunday, October 13, 2013 Lifestyle section.


I did a cut -n- paste in order for you to see the entire article:



   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:


You can read the article online here.


Also in June 2011, Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight was the Book of the Month for the mega-website, Religious Tolerance (dot) org, which can be seen here.

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