Thursday, February 26, 2015

No Absolution: A new release from N.M. Bell

Jack the Ripper like you've never imagined him! This is not a “I know who Jack the Ripper is” book, or an “I’m going to catch Jack the Ripper” crime novel. The author has created a character who might have been Jack the Ripper, shaped by his past and by the conditions he lived in. N.M. Bell has attempted to give the man in the shadows a human face, and while she doesn't want the reader to like him, she does hope they can feel just a teeny tiny bit sorry for his tormented soul. He is portrayed him as a schizophrenic, without actually coming out and saying that. His actions speak louder than any words of explanation the author could offer.

Jake Winncott has a troubled past and living in the cesspool of London’s East End in the Victorian era isn't helping to ease his mind any. Bedeviled by his dead father’s evangelistic shade, Jake sets out do his bidding and cleanse the tainted women of Whitechapel in their own heart’s blood. This is Jack the Ripper as he has never been portrayed. The author takes the reader deep into the tormented heart of the man he might have been and explores a fictional past that might explain his savagery. While the text is gritty at times, and roughly follows the historical timeline of the facts, Jake Wincott is purely a figment of the author’s imagination. N. M. Bell gives the infamous mad man a human face.

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Nancy M Bell has publishing credits in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Nancy has presented at the Surrey International Writers Conference and the Writers Guild of Alberta Conference. She is currently working on Book 3 of her series The Cornwall Adventures.

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  1. Hi Nancy,
    I find anything to do with Jack the Ripper fascinating.
    There are so many suspects who could have been him.



  2. I know Margaret! I read reams of stuff and picked bits and pieces from each to create 'my' Jack. It was certainly an interesting experience. I hope my character with all his faults resonates with readers.


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