A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper, voted Best Thriller of 2008 in the annual Preditors & Editors Readers Poll
PRESS RELEASE 23rd DECEMBER 2008
A Study in Red – the Movie!
Thunderball Films LLC of Los Angeles, California has acquired the motion picture and television rights to the remarkable novel sensation, ‘A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper’ by award-winning author Brian L Porter. Published by Double Dragon Publishing of Markham, Ontario, this dark psychological thriller tells of the incredible and terrifying events that surround psychiatrist Robert Cavendish when he inherits a decrepit, yellowed journal that appears to have been written by the infamous Whitechapel Murderer, who terrorised the streets of the East End of London in 1888. Filled with dramatic imagery and an underlying sense of foreboding and danger, the novel will certainly lend itself well to the transformation from page to screen.
Executive producer Mario Domina will be in charge of the task of overseeing the books’ metamorphosis from novel to movie and the author is quoted as saying that he is “Absolutely thrilled and delighted to be given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see his work evolve into a piece of cinematic history.”
‘A Study in Red’ is available in paperback and e-book editions from the publisher, www.double-dragon-ebooks.com who will also be releasing the audio book version very soon through audible.com, and also from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells etc.
Double Dragon Publishing
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Thunderball Films LLC
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The book is available from http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1554045274/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
See the trailer below.
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A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper by Brian L Porter tells the story of Robert Cavendish, a modern day psychiatrist who is bequeathed a strange set of papers which purport to be the journal of the long-dead infamous Whitechapel Murderer whose crimes gripped the hearts and minds and instilled terror on the streets of Victorian London. As he begins to read the journal, Robert becomes convinced of it's authenticity and finds that the words of the Ripper have a strange and compelling effect on him. Unable to cast the pages aside he finds himself being drawn into the dark and sinister world of the killer until he is unable to distinguish what is fact and what is fantasy. In short, Robert Cavendish begins to feel as though he is being taken over in some way by the soul of the long-dead Ripper. What happens as he progresses through the journal will disturb and shock the reader as the close dividing line between sanity and madness is explored to the full.
Paperback version will be available now, ISBN 1-55404-527-4 from Amazon, W H Smith Online and other good online retailers, price $16.99 U.S.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Study-Red-Secret-Journal-Ripper/dp/1554045274/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202482660&sr=1-1 OR http://www.amazon.com/Study-Red-Secret-Journal-Ripper/dp/1554045274/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248177543&sr=1-1 (USA)
BUY E BOOK NOW FROM http://www.double-dragon-ebooks.com/single.phpISBN=1-55404-524-X, price $5.99, (available for alimited time at $5.09) or from Fictionwise at http://www.fictionwise.com/eBooks/eBook54475.htm?cache
AUDIO BOOK COMING SOON!
Brian L Porter and Double Dragon Publishing have signed contracts that will enable 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper' to be released in late 2008 as an audio book, complete with sound effects, music etc. Watch this site for details regarding the release of this exciting new edition of the novel.
ISBN (Paperback) 1-55404-527-4
ISBN (ebook) (10) 1-55404-524-X
ISBN (ebook) (13) 978-1-55404-524-2
CK2S Kwips and Kritiques
Book Title: A Study In Red (The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper)
Author Name: Brian L. Porter
ISBN #: 9781554045273
Publisher Name: Double Dragon Publishing
Date Released: January 2008
Genre: Horror; Historical Fiction; Thriller
Book Format: print
Rating (See Rating Guide at bottom of form): 4-1/2 Klovers
Web Link (If an eBook, link directly to the book’s page on the Publisher’s site. No link necessary if print book):
Story Summary Robert Cavendish is bereft with grief at his father’s recent passing. He was also surprised to learn his father bequeathed Robert a mysterious journal to be read after his death. Read by him and him alone. As he reads the journal, he comes to realize that he holds in his hands the actual rantings and admissions of Jack the Ripper! But that, as they say, is only the beginning. From those pages Robert discovers the answer to old mysteries and atrocities, answers that lead him down a path of horror and insanity. What affect can the secret ravings of a murderer such as Jack the Ripper have on a person? And what connection did Robert’s father have to this secret journal?
I was immediately struck by the enormous amount of research that went into A Study in Red (The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper). It brought 18th century London to life, making the story almost palpable. For over a hundred years, the mystery of Jack the Ripper has been investigated, written about, and discussed, but never like this. I could feel the cobblestones under my feet, hear the horses and carriages and smell the foul air of the London back alleyways.
The journal was an interesting tool, bringing the reader directly into Jack’s world and the insanity inflicting him. Experiencing the journal with Robert was intense as the mysteries unfold page by page. The suspense kept me engrossed well into the late evening hours, just as Robert had… I can feel the goose bumps now.
The identity of Jack the Ripper has been explored, but never in such a deliciously nail biting manner. Although fiction, the possibilities of who Jack really was and where he came from as well as his unfortunate victims felt all too real thanks to the obvious hard work of the author to create this sensational tale.
Reviewed By: Terri
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