Jack the Ripper: The Hand of a Woman

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Seren Books, 2012 - Social Science - 208 pages
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The Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 continue to exert a macabre hold on the collective imagination of the masses more than a century later, and this book, the result of extensive research, sheds some light on them. Among the first serial murders, their brutality and bizarreness begged questions such as What kind of person could have performed such horrific deeds? and How could they not have been caught by the huge police effort? The book offers keen insight into Victorian London and its policing as it follows the investigations of the infamous murders. Arguing that many unresolved questions could be answered if Jack was in reality a woman, this bold account names a suspect and explains why the murders stopped.

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User Review  - Dee Bitner - Goodreads

Oh, I wanted this to be better. I love novel theories on the Whitechapel murders. I was fascinated by the "Jill the Ripper" hypothesis I'd seen very loosely referenced online, and I wanted more. Alas ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Whenever you hear the name "Jack the Ripper" what image springs to mind? Most everyone would picture the same thing: the corner of a cobblestoned street, fog obliterating every inch of brick and ... Read full review

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John Morris is a legal consultant specializing in immigration.

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