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Old January 15th, 2018, 12:10 PM   #131
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I have a winner on the Schwarzenneger trivia question. The man's name I was looking for was Ben Weider. Prize is going to the lucky winner.

Meanwhile. . .

This signed copy of the 1988 Penguin Books paperback edition of Donald Rumbelow's The Complete Jack the Ripper (in fair condition) goes to whomever is first to tell us the name of the German serial killer that Don discusses in his landmark book on the Ripper case. Yes, indeed! This is yet another part of RipperCon 2018's Swagerama giveaway. Previous winners cannot enter. Good luck!

Come to hear the talks at RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#TrueCrime conference in Baltimore April 7-8, and enjoy the tours of Baltimore April 6 and 9 going to Edgar Allan Poe locations and the MD Medical Examiners Office, etc. Don't miss out! Check us out at www.RipperCon.com -- you might even consider coming for our Valentine's Day event in Baltimore "Love to Die For!" -- look for news to be announced shortly!


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Old January 15th, 2018, 04:22 PM   #132
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Many thanks for the swag you sent....they'll be put to use.
Much appreciated !
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Old January 15th, 2018, 05:23 PM   #133
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Hi Chris,

Peter Kürten.

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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:03 PM   #134
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Many thanks for the swag you sent....they'll be put to use.
Much appreciated !
Good to hear, Howard! My pleasure.

All the best

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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:05 PM   #135
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Peter Kürten.

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Congratulations.... Correct answer, Simon. Hercule Poirot at Casebook provided the correct answer some hours ago. Better luck next time!

Here is the story of the inscription that Don wrote in my copy of The Complete Jack the Ripper. It so happens that Ripper author and (alas!) now retired Ripper Walks tour guide Don Rumbelow is also a lover of Napoleonic history. Aware of that, when Don came to Baltimore to be Guest Speaker at the 2002 Jack the Ripper Conference at the BWI Airport Comfort Inn, I invited him to a lecture on the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake that I was due to deliver on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

We travelled to the town where I was to give the lecture in a car to be driven by the late Judge Elsbeth Bothe (pictured below). Beth knew Don and Molly Rumbelow from before, and Donna and I were invited to her house in Baltimore one evening for a dinner with the Rumbelows. As you can see from the photo, Beth was a collector of bizarre things like skulls and pictures and clocks with mice, as well as 18th century prints by such masters of the satirical cartoon as Rowlandson and Gillray.


Beth was handicapped and so the controls of her Cadillac were adapted so she could drive it. Before we could reach the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to cross over to the Eastern Shore we were caught in a terrific rainstorm, and I was seriously afraid we might end up in a ditch beside the expressway leading to the bridge.

We did make it across the bridge, and found that it was bright sunshine on the other side! It hadn't rained at all over there. Nonetheless, the storm had delayed us and I had to rush my dinner at the Tidewater Inn in Easton before hustling off to the lecture hall. It was hard to explain to the audience, who had been kept waiting for my arrival, about the rainstorm on the state's western shore that they had not experienced!!!!

In any case, that is why Don wrote "Welcome to Ripperology -- again!" as his inscription on the book!

Cheers

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Hi Chris,

But did he use the umlaut?

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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:47 PM   #137
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But did he use the umlaut?

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Hercule used an umlaut but not in the killer's name. Do I hear an objection?

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Peter Kurten, The Vampire of Düsseldorf
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Hi Chris,

Who could possibly object to a missing umlaut?

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Who could possibly object to a missing umlaut?

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Quite right too. So it isn't "Kurtens" for Hercule.

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Hi Chris,

Not even Cürtains.

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