Michael L. Hawley's Author Website

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                                        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 url to this site: www.MichaelLHawley.com.


I was flown to the UK, and filmed for the Jack the Ripper episode of Legend Hunter, hosted by Pat Spain. The Travel Channel series to began on January 8, 2019, with the Ripper episode third in the series aired on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10 PM. Download the Travel Channel App to watch it.


                          Just click on the image of my books or use the above links


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       ( Available Now!)                     (Est. Publ. date 2018)              (Est. Publ. date 2019)

Just received my 2018 Nonfiction Book of the Year Award for Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety! Quite an honor to receive it from experts in the Whitechapel murders mystery!


Recently on national news, there was a claim that a supposed shawl taken off of the body of Jack the Ripper victim Catherine Eddowes by a Scotland Yard police constable contains the DNA of Jack the Ripper, which made it in the peer reviewed Journal of Forensic Science. The paper is fatally flawed for two reasons: 1) The top forensic scientist/geneticist Dr. Turi King debunks the article, and 2) the provenance of the shawl is highly suspect, such as a Scotland Yard (Metropolitan Police Department) police constable would not have been allowed near the crime scene, since the murder was in the jurisdiction of the City of London Police Department. I go into detail about this on two national radio/podcasts. Enjoy:

1) Beyond Reality Radio interview on March 27, 2019:


2) NBC Radio House of Mysteries interview on April 9, 2019, will be broadcasted on April 19, 2019:
Next Events:

On May 19, 2019, I will be returning to Mystery Books in Mechanicsburg, PA, for a lecture and book signing. I will be presenting newly discovered evidence, as well.


Jason Figgis will be producing a documentary on Francis Tumblety and filming on the American side of the Atlantic will begin soon. The documentary will be based upon my book, Jack the Ripper Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety



The search is more precious than its possession.  - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) 

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