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Monday, 30 July 2012

Ripper, My Love by Glynis Smy

I rarely win anything. I am not very lucky that way. So when Glynis Smy recently informed me that I had won a signed copy of her novel, Ripper, My Love, I was doubly thrilled. First of all because I had won something; and secondly, because when I hit  the ‘Post’ button for the very first time, Glynis was my first follower and the first person who commented on something that I had written. She was my constant support and gave me the encouragement I needed during those first few months when Blogging was new to me and it all felt very lonely and confusing.
This year, Glynis self-published Ripper, My Love – her first novel. The following is the blurb from her website:
Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbour and the working women of the streets. With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes out on her own, moving into new premises to accommodate her sewing business.
But danger is closer than she thinks. In truth, it has burrowed itself right into her heart in the form of a handsome yet troubled bachelor, threatening everything she holds dear. Will Kitty fall prey to lust – and death – herself, or can she find the strength inside to fight for her business, sanity and her future? And who is the man terrifying the streets of East London?
I have not read the book yet but I am eager to start it. I am sure I will find it very interesting, especially since the mystery of Jack the Ripper’s unsolved identity has always intrigued me. Perhaps Glynis will shed some new light on that particular mystery. I suppose I will find out very soon.
Blurb and book cover reproduced by kind permission of Glynis Smy.


  1. congrats on winning a copy of Ripper, Loree!! Also happy to read this post - I immediately paid a visit to Glynis to congratulate her!

  2. wow this book sounds really interesting! I may just have to get a copy!

  3. That's brilliant that you won the book and also from your first visitor!
    Congrats! Will now have to pay Glynis a visit : )

  4. That's a great prize :). Congratulations! I rarely win contests as well.

  5. Loree congratulations - the book sounds wonderful. I always enjoy a good mystery. Have a super week.

  6. That sounds to my taste ! Love crime and mistery stories !

  7. That is lovely that you have such a strong tie to this emerging author!

  8. Loree, I was equally thrilled when DH pulled your name out of the hat. Our blogging friendship has been going for a few years now, and I am so pleased our paths crossed. I do hope you enjoy the book.

    Thank you all for your generous comments.

  9. Congratulations Loree, that's a very nice prize!
    Will definitely hop over to Glynis's blog. Thanks for sharing the link.

  10. Congratulations on winning a copy of Glynis's book!!!

  11. Sounds like a great book, you're so lucky Loree :-)


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