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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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Swanson wrote his notes in the margin of a book written by another senior officer at the time of the Ripper hunt in 1888.
Indeed, some senior officers realised he was a fake because Humble had no knowledge of a Ripper murder that lay undetected at the time.
Scared/Sacred, by B.C.-based documentary filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, is an alternately stirring and dispiriting film, as jangled and self-cancelling as the filmmaker's name, which feels like a pun about adhesion and tenacity that gives way to and then cancels out the violent deconstructivism of his surname.
These painstakingly executed works on Jack the Ripper make blatant the morbidity underlying Roberts's art.
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As a leading authority on Jack the Ripper, Evans has appeared on various television programmes and was a consultant for the recent Jack the Ripper film, 'From Hell', which starred Johnny Depp.
Jack the Ripper is often said to have been the first `serial killer' (apparently random, sequential murders of the same type of victim) in the modern sense.
The Carrydozer now has replaceable, hard steel wear plating and router bits on the blade, and features two ripper configurations.
Jack The Ripper (Trade Mark)'' The Western Mail pointed out that the letter could probably be a hoax but went to great lengths to say that the communication written across half-sheet of plain paper was in similar phraseology to the letter written to the Central News a week earlier.
Ripperologists will descend on the city centre for three days of talks and events connected with the Ripper mystery, as well as other historic crimes and mysteries.
Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel Murderer and Leather Apron were among the most popular.
Retired murder squad detective Trevor Marriott, right, brings Jack the Ripper - A 21st Century Investigation to Saltburn Community Theatre on Tuesday, April 21.
It has a range of products, including Magic DVD Ripper and Copier, Magic Mac DVD Ripper and Copier, Magic Blu-ray Ripper and Copy, and Magic Mac Blu-ray Ripper, to meet different view and backup requirements.