Rippermania has driven a 120-year-old investigation to identify the depraved perpetrator of the savage murder of five prostitutes in the East End of London. This book features personalities whose reputations have been tarnished by modern authors clamouring to name celebrities as suspects, accomplices or conspirators.
MIKE HOLGATE has been a regular feature writer for Devon Life since 1998 and has written a plethora of local history and crime books, including Crime & Murder: Devon published in 2007 by Tempus. Mike is a part-time librarian and will use the library's archive to source high quality portraits of famous personalities and sketches of social conditions in East End London (not seen in any other 'Ripper' book). Mike lives in Torquay.