The London of Jack the Ripper:: Then and Now

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9781859838785: The London of Jack the Ripper:: Then and Now

A photographic journey through the 'London of Jack the Ripper' as it was when he stalked the mean streets and alleyways of the Capital. A step-by-step tour of the crime scenes, giving a history of the victims, the crimes and the police investigation. Using many previously unpublished photographs and illustrations, the authors put the reader on the very streets that Jack walked, showing the crime scenes, the victims' homes, the common lodging houses and the public houses. They show readers how to retrace the steps the victims took, pointing out the changes to that particular area and when those changes occurred. Using contemporary documents and police files, the authors trace the history of all 11 Whitechapel murders from 1888 to 1891 and discuss other contemporary attacks that may well have been by the same hand. The book will not only be of interest to Ripperologists, but also to those who are interested in the history of London and the East End of London in particular.

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About the Author:

PHILIP HUTCHINSON has been a Ripperologist since 1990 and is one of the better-known Ripper tour guides in London. He is the Emcee of the Whitechapel Society 1888 and a contributor to the Internet's Ripper resource Casebook. ROBERT CLACK has studied the Whitechapel Murders for over 20 years. He is the author of Death in the Lodging House, an investigation into the murder of Mary Ann Austin in 1901.

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