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Chapter 1 of APOLOGIES TO THE CAT’S MEAT MAN

Chapter 1 Rivals Saturday, September 1, 1888 “You pay for Eliza’s bed too,” Annie said to Eddie, careful not to sound angry. They sat together in the early evening at the Britannia Public House, known locally as the Ringers. He … Continue reading

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Chapter 6—Cat’s Meat

(Excerpt from the Jack the Ripper Victims Series novel, Apologies to the Cat’s Meat Man, by Alan M. Clark) Around age twelve, Annie cut her right hand while helping her mother slice bread for an evening meal. Over the ensuing muggy summer days, … Continue reading

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Author’s Note from APOLOGIES TO THE CAT’S MEAT MAN

(This is the author’s note from the Jack the Ripper Victims Series novel, Apologies to the Cat’s Meat Man a novel of Annie Chapman, the second Victim of Jack the Ripper.) Author’s Note—Historical Terror: Horror that Happened In September1888, after … Continue reading

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Dec 20 2016 Christmas Ghosts: An Excerpt from Alan M. Clark’s A Brutal Chill in August

One of our favorite Christmas traditions, particularly popular in the Victorian era, is the telling of ghost stories. Something about the long nights of winter, the glistening of ice, and the clouds of breath that form as you step outside … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror That Happened—London’s Murder Weapon

Was Jack the Ripper a monster, larger than life, beyond our comprehension?  From all that has been dramatized about the killer, one might think so. But no doubt the killer was merely a man, with the fears and frailties of … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—What the Darkness Has to Offer

In 1989, my diseased brain tried to kill me, but a year later, that experience saved my life. Ever since I was a young adult, people have asked me in one form or another, “Why are you interested in horror?” … Continue reading

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Historical Terror: Horror that Happened—Another Murderer in Victorian London

This post is about the historical basis for the murderer in my novel, The Surgeon’s Mate: A Dismemoir. Someone took apart women in the most gruesome fashion in London in the late 1880s. Following that statement, many would say, “Yes, … Continue reading

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