Murder in Whitechapel

Murder in Whitechapel Emmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret His real name is Judas Iscariot Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal Judas disguise as Emmanuel does little to ease his eternal loneliness Hav

  • Title: Murder in Whitechapel
  • Author: Aiden James Michelle Wright
  • ISBN: 9781620071984
  • Page: 493
  • Format: ebook
  • Emmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret His real name is Judas Iscariot.Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, Judas disguise as Emmanuel does little to ease his eternal loneliness Having recovered nine of his thirty blood coins, his focus is not yet on redemption for his treacherous role in the betrayal of Jesus Christ Distractions come easily for the rEmmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret His real name is Judas Iscariot.Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, Judas disguise as Emmanuel does little to ease his eternal loneliness Having recovered nine of his thirty blood coins, his focus is not yet on redemption for his treacherous role in the betrayal of Jesus Christ Distractions come easily for the rich entrepreneur and sometimes sleuth who presently resides in England, 1888 Fascinated by the spate of murders in London s poverty stricken Whitechapel, Emmanuel soon realizes the killings resemble others he is familiar with, and the bloody signature of killing and taunts speaks to the unholy talents of yet another immortal an enemy from long ago.This knowledge fuels his determination to track and apprehend the infamous Jack the Ripper at any cost.With the backdrop of a Victorian Society, rigid and moralistic, along with the plight of those less fortunate, Emmanuel seeks to align himself with Scotland Yard With the help of his immortal pal, Roderick Cooley, and by pretending to be an American private investigator interested in the horrific prostitute killings, he sets out to stop the senseless bloodshed But, has he bitten off than he can chew, by immersing himself in the slums and disease of the Ripper s hunting grounds As the mystery unfolds it becomes the ultimate test not only of his abilities as an immortal, but also of his very soul.

    One thought on “Murder in Whitechapel”

    1. This book has an amazing premise with an execution that iscking. The book is just all over the place.Judas thinks once he found the 30 silver coins his immortality will end and he will age normally. Judas tells a friend that a major injury might still kill him. Judas suddenly knows that a beheading will certainly kill him. It makes sense that immortality doesn't come with a manual, but that was just odd. A clear explanation of what he knows for sure and what he suspects would have been nice (tha [...]

    2. Just finished reading “Murder in Whitechapel (Judas Reflections Book 1), by Aiden James and Michelle Wright. I read all 8 of “The Judas Chronicles” Books by Aiden James and wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about reading the “Judas Reflections”, but I was once again pleasantly surprised, delighted and entertained. It was great fun revisiting Judas before he was known as William Barrow in a completely different time and place. As always, Aiden James does what he does so very well, t [...]

    3. Murder in Whitechapel is about a really interesting character, and I’m not talking about Jack the Ripper for those who know the stories, although Jack the ripper is in the book too. I’m talking about Judas Iscariot. I’ve always been intrigued with the immortal Judas character and this book tells us one of the many stories of what happened to Judas after he betrayed Jesus. We are told bits and pieces of Judas’ back story and find him in 1888 London. He thinks or hopes he can get some rede [...]

    4. AMAZING WORK OF 2 very talented authors!!! If love history, murder, and can open your mind to what may happen to what happens after a person passes on and what Heaven may be like, well, you NEED to read this book!!! I'm not great at writing reviews, but I love history and this book is set in London, 1888e cover will pull you in, then that first page just, well, before I knew it, I was through the book!! I felt like I was on the streets of London, a country I want to go to so much, and I was able [...]

    5. I've enjoyed the three installments to the Judas Chronicles by Aiden James (Plague of Coins, Reign of Coins, and Destiny of Coins) and watching as Judas becomes less self-involved and more focused.Meet Judas Iscariot as you've never read about him before- in reverse! The Judas Reflections are Judas regressing, becoming less redeemable, more repugnant as time goes by.In this installment, Judas is operating under the name Emmanuel Ortiz, and he is living the high life. He's tight-fisted, a penny-p [...]

    6. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book on a free-to-review agreement from Chelsea Rafferty, Courtney Young and Quill Publishing. I enjoyed this book. To read a non-fiction based on a twist to the bible was quite interesting. I liked how Judas was portrayed in this book and how it tied into the Bible. I love how Judas is on a path trying to seek redemption and doesn't know how to gain it. It's also interesting to see that Jesus visits him and tells him how but Judas still ignores what Jesus i [...]

    7. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.I am really loving this book. The discrepancies ever so subtly emerged into the story line of what we believe Judas Iscariot is and who he thinks he is and what he does to show who he is, is truly an engaging, entertaining and makes for good reading. Set up Judas against Jack the Ripper and you have a good thriller with depth to it that is surprising and a story line that is entertaining. I really, really liked the nuances. Pick [...]

    8. These two authors were able to bring Aiden's well loved and known character, two actually, into the 1800's and create a life for them that was completely real. Gave us a mystery, insight to their state of mind, led us to where the characters were heading, and I am so wanting moreke maybe from the early 1900s? Immortal stories that are only based on present day LOOKING back have been done well, but a series that can bring the entire book back, well, this story did it perfectly! Not just memories, [...]

    9. If you love history entwined with a bit of mystery and even a little murder then this book is a must have!! Set in Victorian London this story gives a whole new take on the idea of the mysterious Jack The Ripper, from the point of view of two very talented authors. Once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. The story is well written and kept me enthralled throughout. I loved the characters different personalities, from the Irish man who could appear very cold and distant but proved oth [...]

    10. I loved it! I definitely think Aiden James and Michelle Wright have the writing chemistry to make this series a huge success. This the first book in the new series The Judas Reflections. This series will tell the story of Judas Iscariot from Victorian England backwards to the beginning (I believe). Anyone who has read Aiden James the Judas Chronicles will definitely enjoy the Judas Reflections as we, the reader, gets to see how the Judas' character devolved from his current situation in the Juda [...]

    11. As I used to work at the London Hospital in Whitechapel and have known all the streets around the area it brought back some good times, not I might add in the age this book is set. I enjoyed reading it and found it to be a good yarn, you go Judas, your one of the good guys now. More please !

    12. BACKWARDS IN TIMEI've read THE COMPLETE JUDAS CHRONICLES, books one through 7. Here we begin a flashback to JUDAS' earlier years in the a800's as Immanuel Ortiz. His lifelong friend Roderick is helping with his questionable opiate business, although he doesn't agree with the practice and wants Judas to return to America with him.Judas has other pressing matters though. He's still looking for his coins, but he's taken a break from that to explore his business possibilities, and then Jack the Ripp [...]

    13. I’ve read previous works from Aiden James and while I enjoy them I do wish they were just as good and longer; this is my preference because I read so much and usually quickly that it seems that just as I am really engrossed the book ends, the rest is a plug for additional works and I am having to search for my next read or continue to the next in the series. I chose to read this because I had received the third book in the series as a NetGalley review and I like to read series in order.I was d [...]

    14. This story is inconsistent with the previous series of books. Details about the main character's life and immortality are different than what was revealed in the other set of novels. I did appreciate seeing Judas in a light other than his William Barrow persona introduced in The Judas Chronicles. It adds a layer of complexity to a character who I believe should be among the most complex in history. I do enjoy the author's attempt in fleshing out the Judas character by writing of his encounters b [...]

    15. Emmanuel Ortiz, aka Judas Iscariot, yes that Judas, is on the trail of Jack the Ripper. You have to do something to keep things interesting when you’re immortal. What he discovers at the end of that trail could cost him his immortality and more….What an intriguing premise. Judas Iscariot aka Emmanuel Ortiz as an immortal who believes (hopes) finding the thirty pieces of silver he betrayed Jesus for will bring him absolution. He’s collected eight so far and is constantly being reminded to s [...]

    16. *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher on Netgalley in return for an honest review*AuthorBorn in Denver Colorado, Aiden James is fascinated by Gothic history and the supernatural. Aiden currently lives with his wife and two sons in Tennessee.Michelle Wright was born in London's east-end into a family of psychic mediums, her passion for writing started young. By her early teens she had published stories in magazines and wrote scripts for school plays. In later years b [...]

    17. I have read this one during a day. I'm still quite not sure whether I should give two or three out of five. I have read a lot regarding the Ripper,fiction and non-fiction.The positive issue about this book was,that Aiden James approached a complete different and actually interesting story about Whitechapel and the Ripper.Emmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret his real name is Judas Iscariot.And forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal for betraying Jesus Christ Judas disguised as E [...]

    18. In The Judas Reflections, Judas Iscariot, having failed at his suicide attempt, has been forced, like Cain before him, to walk the world as an immortal, seeking redemption. He is hunting the thirty pieces of silver he was paid for his betrayal of Jesus in hopes that he can buy back forgiveness and his soul. To this end, he has also committed to trying to do good although his old sins of greed and selfishness often get in the way.In this novel, he is living in London during the time of Jack the R [...]

    19. Most everyone knows the story of Judas Iscariot from the Bible. In The Judas Reflections Murder in Whitechapel, authors Aiden James and Michelle Wright add a paranormal twist to things. In this series, Judas doesn't die but has to walk the earth as an immortal in order to track down the very coins he earned for betraying Jesus.I really wanted to like this book. I love history, and the Victorian time period and the story of Jack the Ripper have always interested me. The problem for me was with Ju [...]

    20. I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book to review based on the Title and Genre. I love historical fiction, and Whitechapel just screams Jack the Ripper. This was my first read by this author, so I was a little lost with the back story. Judas Iscariot, now immortal as punishment for betraying Jesus, is living in London and attempting to catch Jack the Ripper. It started off well, but there was a lot of references to past Judas Reflection novels that were beyond me [...]

    21. Judas as an Immortal. His punishment for the death of Jesus is having to walk the earth for eternity. Interesting concept indeed. One that holds many possibilities, especially when you can have said Immortal wander through all strands of time and any important historical event.One of those being Whitechapel in London during the time of Jack the Ripper.The story is very light and entertaining with a hint of what it could have been if the author/s had chosen to give it a little more depth and vent [...]

    22. I was leery to read this book after reading all seven(7) of Immortal Chronicles of Judas Iscariot by this author because I was concerned about crossover with the previous series. Well, my fears were completely unfounded. This story is wholly original and was a delight to read.First the setting of this book in 19th century England was nifty. And the author executes remarkable understanding of the era. His characters, descriptions, and the actions portrayed are on point with said era.Judas Iscario [...]

    23. A very good book. Emmanuel Ortiz is Judas Iscariot, betrayer of Jesus. Judas is immortal and is sentenced to retrieving the 30 coins he received and tossed back to the Pharisees. In his search for the coins, he also manages to involve himself in other adventures. This one centers around his search for Jack the Ripper in 1888 England. His search takes him away from his posh lifestyle to the dregs of East London where he encounters several interesting characters. The one thing I disliked about the [...]

    24. I read this book after finishing the entire Judas Chronicles series, as I was still wanting more of the story of Judas. I really enjoyed going back to the time before the Judas Chronicles and seeing more of the relationship betwen Judas and Roderick. It was interesting seeing Jack the Ripper thrown into the mix. The story was captivating and at times heart-breaking . I look forward to the next installment in the series.

    25. The Judas Reflections: Murder in Whitechapel was an interesting but good book. I have not read the others from this series, so I can’t comment on the inconsistencies others found in the book. It did not put me off the book. I think the authors did a great job of mixing a little murder with historic times. So if you are looking for an interestingly good book, give this one a try. This book was given to me for an honest review.

    26. Judas the wandering Jew. I can see how Judas became immortal but how do the other characters? Better yet why were they picked? The character of Judas is a little racist as a covetous scheming Jew. In a vision Jesus appears and tell him he's only the one who is keeping himself alive out of guilt rather than divine punishment. I hope some of the questions I have will be answered in the next few books.

    27. I was given this book by Curiosity Quills Press for a honest review.Emmanuel Ortiz is an immortal. He says that he is Judas Iscariot. He feels that if he finds the 30 pieces of silver that he sold Jesus for he will be forgiven. This story finds up in 1888 Victorian England during the murder spree of Jack the Ripper.Emmanuel takes it upon himself to find Jack. Could it be another immortal that is know for his cruelty?Can Emmanuel find the culprit or lose his life in the process?

    28. it's hard to view Judas Iscariot as the Heroit's hard to view Judas Iscariot as the HeroI've read several earl of Mr. James books and really liked them. This was the first with Judas as the hero. I enjoyed the book but had to put the book(s) in the same category as The DaVinci Code: it's fiction. Judas was no hero. I know God forgave him. I just pretend that he's Jerry, the immortal, trying to salve his conscience.

    29. An enjoyable read with some good character development. This story line is better than Book 2. This version of Jack the Ripper "contestants" showed above average choices. Upon completion of this volume, I purchased the successor, thinking it would be of the same higher quality. Not so much, but still creative. Yes, I would read the book again.

    30. Another Great BookAiden James does it again along with Michelle Wright this time. Have read several of Aiden's books including the complete Judas Chronicles which I thoroughly enjoyed. He does not disappoint in this new series. In fact it makes clear some of Judas' earlier encounters. Can't wait to start the next in this series.

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