• The Search for Jack the Ripper

  • The History of the Police Investigation into the Whitechapel Murders
  • By: Zed Simpson, Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-20-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When one hears the term "Victorian", many images come to mind. For some, the term conjures up visions of lace and gloves and delicate fans. Others think of tight corsets and even tighter morals. Others, swayed perhaps by one too many British costume dramas, envision gentle elegance and long lost beauty. Naturally, few people think of multiple dead bodies cast about in the streets or dark bedrooms, most mutilated to a shocking degree, and yet, those tragic images played a significant role not only in late Victorian London but ever since. In 1888 and 1889, a killer stalked the dark backstreets of the city through the notoriously overcrowded and crime-ridden Whitechapel district, murdering young women and then cutting their bodies up like a butcher. There have been a countless number of serial killers throughout history, and certainly more prolific ones, but the timing, circumstances, and unsolved nature of the case continue to make Jack the Ripper the most famous serial killer in history. The murders came at a time when media coverage could be both more acute and more widespread, and it allowed the public a closer look into how police agencies operated at the time, exposing both their strengths and shortcomings.
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3 out of 5 stars
By VC on 04-15-18

Historical but Brief

A brief history of the police search to find Jack The Ripper. Perfect book if you need a quick history of the investigation. If you have read more in-depth books about Jack The Ripper, this book is a short rehash and will not provide any new information. The book does a good job of providing the facts and avoiding speculation or trying to make a case for who the authors think was Jack The Ripper.

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