Requiem for the Ripper: The Final Episode of a Study in Red Trilogy

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Criminal psychologist David Hemswell receives a desperate call from a worried man. William Forbes, former solicitor to serial killer Jack Reid believes himself to be threatened by the living soul of the notorious Victorian enigma, Jack the Ripper. Convinced that Reid was a descendant of the Ripper and that the evil that first entered the current era through the inheritance of the Ripper's journal by psychiatrist Robert Cavendish, Forbes turns to Hemswell as his last hope to free himself from the demons he ...
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Criminal psychologist David Hemswell receives a desperate call from a worried man. William Forbes, former solicitor to serial killer Jack Reid believes himself to be threatened by the living soul of the notorious Victorian enigma, Jack the Ripper. Convinced that Reid was a descendant of the Ripper and that the evil that first entered the current era through the inheritance of the Ripper's journal by psychiatrist Robert Cavendish, Forbes turns to Hemswell as his last hope to free himself from the demons he believes are pursuing him. Forbes travels to Skerries Rock, David Hemswell's private island home off the bleak, barren west coast of Cape Wrath, Scotland, where Hemswell soon realises that there is much about his visitor that is disquieting and frightening. Hemswell summons help in the form of paranormal investigator Kate Goddard, and together, the pair attempt to free Forbes of whatever strange phenomenon has assaulted his mind. As their investigation gathers pace, however, they soon begin to believe that the three of them are not alone on the tiny island. Has the soul of Jack the Ripper found a way to encroach upon the present day? Is William Forbes the living embodiment of The Ripper, or is he too a victim of the curse that appears to have been handed down across time by the unfortunate Cavendish family? As time begins to run out, and the danger surrounding them grows ever stronger by the second, David Hemswell must face his own demons and is faced with the most terrible decision of his life, as the story that began with A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper and continued in Legacy of the Ripper reaches its shattering and terrifying conclusion!
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  • ISBN-13: 9781554047635
  • Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

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  • Posted September 16, 2010

    Surprising End

    Requiem for the Ripper - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

    'Forbes jumped, nerves getting the better of him, and in an instant the fear had returned. As a bolt of brilliant lightning rent the sky and lit up the room through the sturdy windows of my home, William Forbes shrank still further into himself. I watched, fascinated, as the well-built solicitor, a man whose entire life should have been built around logic, order, and the law, and who I'd have imagined to be one of the least likely to panic at the forces and sounds of nature, backed away from the window, until, his eyes once ore displayed the fear of one hunted by terror unknown, his back came to rest against the wall beside the fireplace. His body shook and his mouth opened in fear. His lips moved, but not a sound came from them. Though he remained in the room with me, I felt as though William Forbes were no longer with me, but had retreated to some dark place, locked away in his own private world of fear and dread.'

    David Hemswell, a criminal psychologist and William Forbes, solicitor to the serial killer Jack Reid, have now been admitted into the world of Jack the Ripper. Forbes seeks the help of David to dispel the spirits that are threatening his own being. According to Forbes, David came recommended as the person to help. Question is, who recommended him and can he really help? After meeting Forbes, David decides to ask for the help of his old and dear friend Kate Gooddard who is a paranormal investigator. By combining their own knowledge and forces, the two hope to save Forbes from what he believes to be the spirit of Jack the Ripper.

    A Study in Red, Legacy of the Ripper and now Requiem for the Ripper have been three books that held my attention through every page. Each book has its own distinctive ending, or should I say continuation but only a writer such as Brian L. Porter can give the whole story an ending such as the one in Requiem for the Ripper. I promise you, the ending will shock you as it did me. Great writing!


    Available in paperback and e-book
    2010
    Double Dragon Press
    214 Pages
    ISBN# 978-1-55404-763-5

    Review Stir, Laugh, Repeat at Amazon.com Stir, Laugh, Repeat

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  • Posted August 25, 2010

    Don't Touch the Journal: Requiem for the Ripper reviewed by Fran Lewis

    Requiem for the Ripper
    Author: Brian Porter

    Reviewed by Fran Lewis


    Jack Reid is a mass murderer and I am proud to say a descendent of Jack the Ripper. I am so proud of him that he followed in my footsteps and kept the family name in the news. Robert Cavendish received the journal of my life and my conquests in Brian Porter's Study In Red. In Legacy of A Ripper, Jack continued with his own pattern of murders. But, we are not finished yet; the worst is yet to come. Do you think I am really dead? Find out as the saga continues in this final book of Porter's trilogy about my life. Celebrate my life for the repose of my departed soul. I was truly great in my day. Let the murders begin and my legacy live on: Requiem for the Ripper: Read it in fear!

    William Forbes is scared. He has been receiving messages from someone he thinks is the real Jack the Ripper. How can that be? He's dead! Jack Reid committed the same murders and is supposedly dead too. Is he? Dr. David Hemswell wants to live in seclusion on the Island he just purchased. William Forbes contacts him and his life will never be the same.

    " As William relates to you the saga of my tormented life, just know that my spirit will never die as long as there is a descendant of the Cavendish Family to read my journal or even be in possession of one simple page. As William tells the good doctor about my outstanding work, murders, magnificent mutilations of my victims, I smile proudly at his recollections and am elated by his fears. Anyone who encounters the journal, reads it or even touches it will become ensconced in his meaning, its truths, horrors and begin seeing visions of the murders and reliving them as if they were present as they happened. Isn't that great! Wouldn't you want to feel, endure, experience and see my handiwork first hand?

    Next comes Jack Reid. William Forbes made the mistake of visiting him in Ravenswood and hearing his story. As Jack unravels the truths behind his murders, he relates to his former solicitor that he is threatened by the living soul of the infamous Jack the Ripper. We learn more about young Jack, why he became so deranged and how he managed to be another clone of mine along with one other. But, the story has much more to tell and I will let someone else tell the rest. You see, I will never die, and as William relates the next part to Dr. Hemswell his life as he knows it will forever be destroyed just like Jack's and many others."

    Paranormal investigator Kate Goddard is called up by Hemswell to free Forbes of the demons, spirits and whatever has attacked and assaulted his mind. As the investigation moves to another level the three inhabitants of the island feel they might not be the only ones living there. The worst has yet to be revealed. The legacy dear reader is the journal itself and whatever it holds within its pages will haunt the reader and destroy their mind, body and more.

    Imagine a family curse passed on through the pages of a journal that emanates evil just by coming in contact with it. Jack Reid, a serial murderer, or victim of a curse that was passed on to him was a recipient of the journal by Jack the Ripper himself. As William Forbes tells his story to both Kate and David he relates how Jack Reid experienced hallucinations, dreams, apparitions, and relived the screams, torments and murders of his victims as he tried to escape what he was living. Descendant of the real Jack the Ripper, Reid, his uncle Mark Cavendish

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