The Judas Reflections: Murder in Whitechapel

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Overview

Emmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret...

His real name is Judas Iscariot.

Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, Judas' disguise as Emmanuel does little to ease his eternal loneliness. Having recovered nine of his thirty blood coins, his focus is not yet on redemption for his treacherous role in the betrayal of Jesus Christ.

Distractions come easily for the rich entrepreneur and sometimes ...

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Overview

Emmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret...

His real name is Judas Iscariot.

Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, Judas' disguise as Emmanuel does little to ease his eternal loneliness. Having recovered nine of his thirty blood coins, his focus is not yet on redemption for his treacherous role in the betrayal of Jesus Christ.

Distractions come easily for the rich entrepreneur and sometimes sleuth who presently resides in England, 1888. Fascinated by the spate of murders in London's poverty stricken Whitechapel, Emmanuel soon realizes the killings resemble others he is familiar with, and the bloody signature of killing and taunts speaks to the unholy talents of yet another immortal...an enemy from long ago.

This knowledge fuels his determination to track and apprehend the infamous Jack the Ripper at any cost.

With the backdrop of a Victorian Society, rigid and moralistic, along with the plight of those less fortunate, Emmanuel seeks to align himself with Scotland Yard. With the help of his immortal pal, Roderick Cooley, and by pretending to be an American private investigator interested in the horrific prostitute killings, he sets out to stop the senseless bloodshed. But, has he bitten off more than he can chew, by immersing himself in the slums and disease of the Ripper's hunting grounds?

As the mystery unfolds it becomes the ultimate test...not only of his abilities as an immortal, but also of his very soul.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620071991
  • Publisher: Whampa, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/7/2013
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 1,469,014
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

I began writing stories roughly fourteen years ago, after pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter in Denver and later in Nashville. My writing career could’ve been a brief one, as it started one night when it was my turn to read a bedtime story to my two young sons. Rather than read the ‘Mouse birthday book’ for the umpteenth time, I began a ramble about a mystical world parallel to our own, a world where sinister creatures sought to take a little boy into their hidden lair… forever.

My first critical reviews from my young audience were mixed. My youngest child, Tyler, was enthralled about the magical place I created, and eagerly awaited more. However, my oldest, Christopher, thought it was the dumbest tale he had ever heard! Luckily, my wife, Fiona, listened nearby. She thought the idea had potential, although she kept that fact a secret until the following spring, 1997. When she suggested I create a fuller blown version of this story, it marked the beginning of my love affair with writing stories.

I wish I could tell you that the experience has always been a glorious progression, where crafting characters, incredible landscapes with captivating plots, and surprising twists was easy. Far from it. It took nearly three years for me to complete my first novel–based on the bedtime story to my boys who by then were young teenagers—and another two years to decide if I liked it enough to show it to anyone else.

Since then, I have written fourteen more novels, and presently have five established book series out there, with a brand new sixth series set to start in the fall with Curiosity Quills Press. The first installment of this new series is entitled “The Serendipitous Curse of Solomon Brandt”, and will be a serialized project before it is released as a full book in early 2013. After this series, which explores the true nature of good and evil, who knows what will be on the menu next? Something dark and creepy… Or, perhaps something light and fun?

Definitely, I intend for it to be something well worth your time to check out—Just wait n’ see!

Cheers,

Aiden
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  • Posted March 10, 2013

    I purchased this book as soon as it came out and I cannot tell y

    I purchased this book as soon as it came out and I cannot tell you how amazing this book is!! The history, the characters, everything about this book just pulls you in and you can't stop reading!! I love old London, so for histroy lovers, this is right up your alley!! Aiden and Michelle put their heart and soul into this book and it really shows in the story line....just fascinating!!! And I do not write to many reviews on books!!I also have read Temple of the Jaguar & Treasure of the Deep...I highy reccommend them as well!! Edge of your seat reading! A very dedicated fan...Jacque B.

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

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    I LOVED this book! Murder in Whitechapel is an excellant examp

    I LOVED this book! Murder in Whitechapel is an excellant example of what two AMAZING authors can do when they combine forces. The characters are well written and the story line is captivating. Once you start this book, you will not want to put it down. Michelle Wright and Aiden James are a great team and I hope to see more from them!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    I was given this book by Curiosity Quills Press for a honest rev

    I was given this book by Curiosity Quills Press for a honest review.

    Emmanuel Ortiz is an immortal. He says that he is Judas Iscariot. He feels that if he finds the 30 pieces of silver that he sold Jesus for he will be forgiven.

    This story finds up in 1888 Victorian England during the murder spree of Jack the Ripper.

    Emmanuel takes it upon himself to find Jack. Could it be another immortal that is know for his cruelty?

    Can Emmanuel find the culprit or lose his life in the process?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  I chose

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  I chose this book to review based on the Title and Genre.  I love historical fiction, and Whitechapel just screams Jack the Ripper.  This was my first read by this author, so I was a little lost with the back story.  Judas Iscariot, now immortal as punishment for betraying Jesus, is living in London and attempting to catch Jack the Ripper.  It started off well, but there was a lot of references to past Judas Reflection novels that were beyond me.  I got the main idea of most of it, but it was very confusing.  I had a rough time getting through the grammatical and punctuation errors that were throughout the whole book.  The editors did not do a very great job of correcting common mistakes.  Usually, that does not distract me very much, but in this case the sheer volume of errors was hard to ignore.  That said, the story itself was actually quite good.  It was a really nice take on the Jack the Ripper story.  I am not sure if I would continue the series though.  

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  • Posted June 29, 2013

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    The Judas Reflections: Murder in Whitechapel was an interesting

    The Judas Reflections: Murder in Whitechapel was an interesting but good book. I have not read the others from this series, so I can't comment on the inconsistencies others found in the book. It did not put me off the book. I think the authors did a great job of mixing a little murder with historic times.
    So if you are looking for an interestingly good book, give this one a try. This book was given to me for an honest review.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    Judas as an Immortal. His punishment for the death of Jesus is h

    Judas as an Immortal.
    His punishment for the death of Jesus is having to walk the earth for eternity. Interesting concept indeed. One that holds many possibilities, especially when you can have said Immortal wander through all strands of time and any important historical event.
    One of those being Whitechapel in London during the time of Jack the Ripper.
    The story is very light and entertaining with a hint of what it could have been if the author/s had chosen to give it a little more depth and ventured down the avenues that could have been explored. Then again the title implies many more adventures for Judas.
    The Ripper is an old favourite and many authors like to have a swing at it. This is one with a slightly more abstract approach I admit.
    For me it lacked that essence of pure plot that intrigues me enough to drag me all the way in. It was too light-hearted and the opportunity to make it something memorable was lost somewhere in between the pages.
    However the concept is a good one. The spider just needs a better web.
    I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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