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Interpreting the Ripper letters

Interpreting the Ripper letters

Trow, M. J., author

In the autumn of 1888, a series of grisly murders took place in Whitechapel in London's East End, the Abyss, the Ghetto, the City of Eternal Night. The Whitechapel murderer, arguably the first of his kind, was never caught but the killings gave rise to the best known pen-name in criminal history - Jack the Ripper. The Whitechapel killer was terrifyingly real but Jack was the creation of Fleet Street, the gallows humour of a newspaper hack whose sole aim in life was to sell newspapers. And where the 'Dear Boss' letter, with its 'trade name' signature led, thousands followed. This book is not about the world's first serial killer but about the sick, the perverted, the twisted souls who put pen to paper purporting to be the killer or suggested ever more lurid ways in which he could be caught

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Barnsley: Pen & Sword True Crime, 2019
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    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    C195295860 364.152 Adult Non Fiction Due back 5th September


Statement of responsibility: M.J. Trow
ISBN: 1526739291, 9781526739292
Physical Description: 192 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Jack, the Ripper Correspondence.; Serial murderers England London Correspondence.; Serial murders England London History 19th century.; Serial murder investigation England London.; Crime.