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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April. Sherri Maret’s children’s book Help Me! earned the top spot. Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess by Barbara Trainin-Blank was second.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for April, 2016 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 NEW Help Me! Sherri Maret Childrens
2 NEW Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
3 4 Choice of Enemies M A Richards Spy Thriller
4 1 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
5 NEW Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
6 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
7 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
8 7 Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure Beth Lancione & Kathy Haney Childrens
9 NEW The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
10 The Mouse with the Broken Tail Dan Shutters Childrens
11 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
12 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
13 20 A Moment in the Sun Tory Gates YA Fiction
14 11 Between Good and Evil R Michael Phillips Detective Thriller
15 NEW The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
16 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal
17 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
18 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
19 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
20 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
21 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
22 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
23 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
24 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes John L Moore History
25 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
26 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
27 Dying for Vengeance J M West Murder Mystery
28 26 Darkness at First Light J M West Murder Mystery
29 Courting Doubt and Darkness J M West Murder Mystery
30 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History

hm_fcSherri Maret’s Help Me!, about a humorous wildlife expedition to Africa, was the top seller thanks to author promotional activities. Mary Sachs by Barbara Trainin-Blank placed second due to a large order from a charitable organization. M. A. Richards’ Choice of Enemies inched up to #3 thanks to bookstore sales ahead of author appearances. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last slipped from the top spot to #4, as sales tailed a bit following release. Former Admiral Scot McCauley’s thriller Israel Under Siege debuted at #5 due to author activities. Where Elephants Fought, the Civil War historical fiction by Bridget Smith, returned to the list at #6 thanks to author events. Alan Mindell’s sports fiction titles The Closer (#7) and The B Team (#12) both returned to the list thanks to author appearances in California. Solomon Screech Owl’s Antarctic Adventure held steady at #8 due to promotional events. Michael Hawley’s The Ripper’s Haunts debuted at #9 thanks to excitement among ripper-aficionados. Dan Shutters’ The Mouse with the Broken Tail returned to the rankings at #10 due to a bulk order. Sheldon Munn’s Freemasons at Gettysburg notched #11 due to continued interest in the subject. Tory Gates’ A Moment in the Sun climbed to #13 thanks to author events. R. Michael Phillips’ thriller Between Good and Evil held steady at #14 due to author appearances. Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man benefited from the new movie-themed cover, just released, boosting the book to #15. Terry Ray’s Orange Orbs book jumped to #16 due to an order from MUFON. Jess Stephen Hughes’ The Sign of the Eagle was #17 as the author continued to tour the Pacific Northwest. John L Moore took #’s 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26 with his Frontier Pennsylvania series. Moore’s books have received heavy orders from various retail outlets in the Susquehanna Valley. Dennis Herrick’s Winter of the Metal People returned to #20 due to orders from New Mexico. J. M. West’s Carlisle Crime Capers series took #’s 27, 28, & 29 thanks to author activities. Ernie Marshall returned to the rankings at #30 with his naval history That Night at Surigao.

The company released seven new titles in April:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for April, 2016
The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley History
Israel Under Siege Scot McCauley Espionage Fiction
Help Me! Sherri Maret Childrens
Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess (paperback) Barbara Trainin-Blank Biography
The Cursed Man (movie cover) Keith Rommel Thriller Fiction
Death by Internet Joe Carvalko Speculative Fiction
What Do You Say? James Campbell Pastoral Resources

For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm

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LONDON — Sunbury Press have released Michael L. Hawley’s book, The Ripper’s Haunts, revealing his research into the motivations of the Victorian serial killer. Was Jack the Ripper harvesting female organs for an Elixir of Life?

About the Book:
coverHidden from history for over a century, the name of Scotland Yard’s key suspect in the mysterious Jack the Ripper murders was rediscovered in 1993. He was arrested, jumped bail, sneaked out of England―and then the murders stopped. Tracing his footsteps through Victorian London has revealed haunting finds. A macabre wax museum operated just yards away from the first vicious attack, in which the proprietor callously showcased explicit wax models of the fiend’s victims, presented to the public just hours after each untimely death. A clandestine police investigation was being quietly pursued, based upon a Jekyll-Hyde theory that the killer was harvesting female organs in his quest to create an elixir of life. Surprisingly, actor-producer Richard Mansfield’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was showing at the famous Lyceum Theatre in London during the 1888 Autumn of terror; incredibly, the employees of the theater were members of an organization that was also in search of the precious elixir. Recent studies on the Jack the Ripper murders performed by experts in forensic science, sociology, and criminal profiling support the conclusion that the person linked to these graphic killings would be someone interested in the three types of anatomical organs taken from the victims; someone like this very suspect.

Mysterious Murders Begin, the Formative Stage of the Ripper Investigation
A Single Killer, Jack the Ripper
Whitechapel’s Wax Chamber of Horrors, 1888
Anatomical and Pathological Museums
The Suspect
Escape from England
Tumblety and Anatomical Models and Museums
Tumblety the Woman Hater
The Elixir of Life
Conclusion and Coincidences
Jottings of a Ripperologist

About the Author:
Michael Hawley holds a master’s degree in invertebrate paleontology and secondary science education from the State University of New York, College of Buffalo, and a bachelor’s degree in geology and geophysics from Michigan State University. He has published ten research articles in Ripperologist,Whitechapel Society Journal, andCasebook Examiner. He is the author of Curse of the Bayou Beast(fiction, 2015), Jack’s Lantern (fiction, 2014),The Ripper’s Hellbroth (fiction, 2013), and Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight (nonfiction, 2010). He has been involved in genealogical research since 1992, which ultimately led to his interest in Ripperology research. He is a commander and naval aviator in the U.S. Navy (retired), and is currently enjoying a career as a secondary earth science and chemistry teacher at Tonawanda City High School. He resides with his wife and six children in Greater Buffalo, New York.

The Ripper’s Haunts
Authored by Michael L Hawley
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
240 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067246
ISBN-10: 1620067242
BISAC: True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers

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