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bodice ripper

A historical romance novel typically published in the 1970s and 1980s. Before heading to the beach, Justine grabbed her chair, her sunglasses, and the latest bodice ripper from her bookshelf to read while she relaxed in the sun.
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a bodice-ripper

a romantic book, usually where the story happens a long time ago, in which the characters show very strong emotions She's written a serious novel, not some sort of bodice-ripper.
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Soon, Holmes has entered a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with the Ripper, trying to unmask the murderer before being framed for the crimes himself.
Naming Jack the Ripper will be published by Sidgwick & Jackson tomorrow, PS16.
With a simple menu and familiar interface, not too complicated, Blu-ray ripper rips the latest Blu-ray movies to almost all the popular video and audio formats, supporting 8 preset conversion modes and 20+ devices, such as iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, and any Android.
FRESH MEAT (10pm Channel 4) JUST like Ripper Street, tonight's episode of the houseshare sitcom ends in two characters locked in mortal combat.
Jack The Ripper has never been identified although there have been a lot of names suggested over the years including more far-fetched suspects like Alice In Wonderland writer Lewis Carroll and Prince Albert.
Marriott has painstakingly uncovered every murder that shows similarities with the Ripper killings committed in London, and even a number committed in Germany and the USA, between 1863 and 1894.
In 1890, two years after the Ripper killings, she was convicted of murdering her lover's wife and their baby girl - a double homicide that bore similarities to the Ripper killings.
Crime busting sagas in the Jack the Ripper era are nothing new, and even Matthew admits he was struck by a sense of deja vu.
The book - Severin: A Tale of Jack the Ripper - is a novel melding fact with fiction, and Simon hopes people find it as fascinating and exciting as he did researching it.
Ripper Street will focus on the H Division of the Metropolitan Police who tried to calm the panicked capital after the gruesome murders - and find the elusive monster.
The Ripper murdered at least five prostitutes in Whitechapel, London, in 1888 by slashing them before mutilating their genitals.
RIPPER SUSPECTS - SOME OF THE OTHER NOTABLES IN THE FRAME * Queen Victoria's son PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR - according to long-held suspicions, he was compelled to commit the murders after being driven insane from syphilis contracted during a shore party in the West Indies.
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The Ripper hit the headlines when his so-called victims-Mary Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly-all street prostitutes were killed in increasingly brutal fashion between August 31, 1888, and November 9, 1888.