The Bone Jar

Main Characters

Troy

Function: predator, killer, functions as the object of obsession for Leo and Ivy

Gender: male

Ivy

Function: victim, killer, a mirror of consciousness.

Gender: female

Leo

Function: FBI, is the counter for Troy and Ivy, functions as the lawmaker/keeper, profiler and “good guy”

Gender: undisclosed

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Synopsis

The Bone Jar is the story of love, murder, and the secrets we desperately try to bury. The story follows the early life of Ivy and Troy exploring the trauma caused by severe abuse. The book is not for the faint of heart and does contain triggering information that might be difficult for survivors.

Chapters
  • THE SINNER BEARING THE WITNESS
  • THE DEVIL’S MOTHER SHRIVELED
  • SEX SENT ME TO THE DEVIL’S BED
  • RAPPING, RAPPING SOFTLY AT MY DOOR
  • SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL, WHEN STONES ROLL DOWNHILL
  • THE DEVIL WITH HIS DOLL
  • MEETING HIS DARK FLOWER
  • THE DOE BECOMES THE DOLL
  • DINNER WITH THE DEVIL
  • CARNIES AND CADAVERS
  • POISONED LITTLE FLOWER
  • IS THAT MR. AGENT MAN?
  • IN THE PARK, THERE WAS THIS LADY
  • THE DEVIL, THE AGENT MAN AND THE LADY OF THE PARK
  • THE SOUND OF INEVITABILITY
  • THUMP THUMP THUMP
  • THE KILLERS WENT IN TWO BY TWO, HOORAH, HOORAH!
  • THE DEVIL BESIDE HER
  • DEVIL’S ADVOCATE
  • LENORE
  • THE AGENT MAN WHO WORE JIMMY CHOO SHOES
  • THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
  • DEVIL’S TRIPLE KNOT
  • THE DEAD DON’T STAY THAT WAY
  • EPILOGUE: WHEN THE MONSTERS LOSE
Fun Facts

Inside The Bone Jar, a great deal of references was made to the early serial killer Jack The Ripper. Jack the Ripper was an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. In both the criminal case files and contemporary journalistic accounts, the killer was called the Whitechapel Murderer and Leather Apron. Attacks ascribed to Jack the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes who lived and worked in the slums of the East End of London whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that their killer had some anatomical or surgical knowledge. Rumors that the murders were connected intensified in September and October 1888 and numerous letters were received by media outlets and Scotland Yard from individuals purporting to be the murderer. The name “Jack the Ripper” originated in a letter written by an individual claiming to be the murderer that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax and may have been written by journalists in an attempt to heighten interest in the story and increase their newspapers’ circulation. The “From Hell” letter received by George Lusk of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee came with half of a preserved human kidney, purportedly taken from one of the victims. The public came increasingly to believe in a single serial killer known as “Jack the Ripper”, mainly because of both the extraordinarily brutal nature of the murders and media coverage of the crimes.


In the original launch of The Bone Jar with a complete case notes file of all of the Whitechapel murders was presented by author Sheal Mullin-Berube, in which all of them were detailed with extensive notes, images, references and more from the source materials located here. This was included to showcase how profiling is literally done by the FBI.

Satsujin Asylum.

Satsujin Asylum is a fictional asylum in The Bone Jar where Ivy spent some time. The word Satsujin is Japanese can have different meanings depending on the context it is used in. For example: Satsujin jikin means “a murder case” while Satsujin sha means “murderer”. The word generally has three basic meanings: murder, homicide or manslaughter. In The Bone Jar we use it as a reference to “death”, the end result of murder, homicide or manslaughter. So Satsujin Asylum for our story becomes “Death Asylum”.

Hear the word pronounced in Japanese: https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-meaning-of/japanese-word-48e87cee6a3927d9a7dcdd4499de71625ea8d608.html

 

Psychology Facts

In The Bone Jar there are references to terms such as Schizophrenia and “Jocasta behavior”.

Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disease that has dire consequences when not caught early enough or left untreated. Schizophrenia is not the cause of why some people become serial killers. When treated appropriately most, if not all schizophrenic patients are pleasant, wonderful people to be around who are quite capable of maintaining a productive and fruitful life and lifestyle. Schizophrenia was written into the book to bring mental health to the fore front and create a productive dialogue within the community. If you or your loved one needs mental health help you can call your respective mental health hotline in your country by going to International Helplines site and looking up your global location for the phone number in your country/area for help. You are not alone and don’t have to be!

What is “Jocasta behavior” and where did it come from?

In psychoanalytic theory, the Jocasta complex is the incestuous sexual desire of a mother towards her son.[1]

Raymond de Saussure introduced the term in 1920 by way of analogy to its logical converse in psychoanalysis, the Oedipus complex, and it may be used to cover different degrees of attachment,[2] including domineering but asexual mother love – something perhaps particularly prevalent with an absent father.

The Jocasta complex is named for Jocasta, a Greek queen who unwittingly married her son, Oedipus. The Jocasta complex is similar to the Oedipus complex, in which a child has sexual desire towards their parent(s). The term is a bit of an extrapolation, since in the original story Oedipus and Jocasta were unaware that they were mother and son when they married. The usage in modern contexts involves a son with full knowledge of who his mother is.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocasta_complex

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