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Old December 11th, 2014, 01:01 PM   #1
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I have recently finished reading "Will The Real Mary Kelly" by Chris Scott.

Tinged with tragedy, in more ways than one. An excellently written book. This shows the tragedy of Kellys life (what we know of it), as well as highlighting how little we do actually know.

Importantly, more than anything reading this made me sad that (I assume) the 2nd edition Chris was working on will never see light of day. I was so looking forward to an abridged/expanded edition where Chris detailed his phenomenal research & findings. Such a loss to the field.

The other think I noticed, is that Chris repeatedly asked very relevant and important questions, even of himself and his research. This was so refreshing to find in a book, an author questioning themselves, & pushing themselves.

The book is extremely well planned. Very cohesive as a read. It works very well through the various Kelly mysteries, and also sticks to the point without meandering. Very well structured indeed.

I so wish Chris had been able to produce the 2nd edition with an additional 10 years research. It would have been a phenomenal book.

RIP Chris.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #2
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Indeed.

A man who continually looked for answers instead of believing he had most of them. Very rare in this field, I'm sorry to say and irreplaceable.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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Hello LJ, Cris. Goes double for me. Chris's book convinced me that Barnet was not NECESSARILY lying--perhaps "MJK" was.

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Old December 12th, 2014, 10:16 AM   #4
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Chris Scott rest in peace indeed.



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Old December 12th, 2014, 11:24 AM   #5
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Does anyone know what his family chose to do with his research papers?

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Old December 21st, 2014, 02:07 PM   #6
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Jon:
Forgot to say that a day or two after you posted this, I sent a message to his sister via Facebook asking that very question...but she hasn't responded.
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Yesterday was Chris' birthday.

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Old December 21st, 2014, 05:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for reminding us, Tom.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 06:02 PM   #9
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Does anyone know what his family chose to do with his research papers?

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All, just an update to say that the estate have been in touch with me with a view to handing over Chris' research papers and related computer files.

The aim will be to eventually make these available online, as the family feel this is what Chris would want.

I'll provide updates here when appropriate.

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Old December 31st, 2014, 06:14 PM   #10
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Hi Adam

Please thank the family for that.

I was just thinking today, who knows what more Chris would have accomplished if it hadn't been for this tragedy. Nothing would have been beyond him.
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