Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History
By: Paul Begg (author)Paperback
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In 1888 the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of some of the most brutal murders ever recorded in history - and yet the case of Jack the Ripper remains unsolved. Steering clear of wild conspiracy theories, and spurious attempts to advance new theories about the identity of the culprit, Paul Begg instead provides the facts behind one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era. The book is a social history of Victorian East London as it is about the murders themselves. Begg argues that the case excited such interest precisely because of the notoriety of the East End at the time. Chronological coverage includes detailed accounts of the lives of each of the victims and an examination of the police investigation.
Paul Begg is a leading authority on the subject of Jack the Ripper. He regularly appears on TV documentaries on the Ripper, has advised the novelists Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell on the facts behind the mystery and has given talks to the FBI on the subject. He is a full time writer and current Editor of the Ripperologist magazine. His previous books include, Jack the Ripper: The Uncensored Facts (Robson, 1988) and the Jack the Ripper A-Z (Hodder).
CONTENTSCh. 1: INTRODUCTION ixCh. 2: THE EAST END 1Ch.3: EMMA ELIZABETH SMITH 32Ch. 4: THE BITTER CRY 39Ch. 5: MARTHA TABRAM 62Ch. 6: FLOUNDER AND FUMBLE, AND 'CATCH WHOM YOU CAN!' 70Ch.7: THE MAIDEN TRIBUTE 128Ch. 8: 'AT THE CRATER OF A VOLCANO' 163Ch. 9: ANNIE CHAPMAN 187Ch. 10: THE DOUBLE EVENT - ELIZABETH STRIDE 209Ch. 11: CATHARINE EDDOWES 235Ch. 12: DEAR BOSS 249Ch. 13: MARY JANE KELLY 287Ch. 14: THE GREAT VICTORIAN MYSTERY: WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER? 315Ch. 15: OTHER RIPPER SUSPECTS 356INDEX
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