Welcome to my author website! My passion for research has taken me into the worlds of both fiction and nonfiction. Enjoy the ride!
[Note: Here is a shortened link to this site: www.michaelLhawley.com].
The Ripper's Haunts is now available at Sunbury Press and Amazon.
Curse of the Bayou Beast was released on May 24, 2015 and will be republished by Sunbury Press - along with Jack's Lantern and The Ripper's Hellbroth - in the near future.
Jack's Lantern was released by on June 4, 2014.
The Ripper's Hellbroth was released in the fall of 2013, based upon a Jack the Ripper article I published on Francis Tumblety and the Elixir of Life.
Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight is based upon 30-plus years of research. Just click on 'Searching for Truth'.
Below are images of my lecture at the Jack the Ripper conference in Baltimore, April 8 and 9, 2016. I was also honored to be on a Jack the Ripper suspect board. The man to my far left is the esteemed researcher/lecturer Robert Anderson and in the center is one of the foremost experts in the field, Martin Fido; author of countless books, such as Jack the Ripper A-Z.
The following is the first 17 minutes of my lecture: Tumblety lecture Pt 1
Jonathan Menges on Casebook.org has created a podcast of my entire lecture, including the PowerPoint slides: Here
Venture Galleries did a write-up here.
Crime historian and author Paul Begg, one of the foremost experts
of the Whitechapel murders mystery, gave me a book review in a journal called
Ripperologist. In the intro he stated: “Another is Mike Hawley’s magnum opus The
Ripper’s Haunts, which arrived too late for me to finish reading so the
full review will appear next issue, but I must say it looks to be head and
shoulders above the new Ripper offerings we’ve seen so far in 2016.” The following is his book review:
The Watchmaker Page is a biweekly newsfeed of fun facts about criminal investigations, forensics, Jack the Ripper, history, science, paranormal issues; anything I discovered during my extensive research. Here are some example questions I answer: "Was Jack the Ripper's DNA really discovered on a victim's shawl?", "What's the difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer?", "Does the saying, 'Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in the morning sailors take warning' really work?", "What does the jack o' lantern have to do with the will o' the wisp or even the paranormal term of orbs?" Click on 'The Watchmaker' image below for the newsfeed page!
The Ripper's Hellbroth was featured in the Niagara Gazette in their October 13, 2013, issue.
In June 2011, I was honored to be the subject of an article because of my first book, Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight:
The search is more precious than its possession. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)