Detective Abberline was one of the first to put forward the idea that the Whitechapel Murderer might be a woman after the murder of Mary Jane Kelly. One of the witnesses interviewed following Kelly’s murder was adamant that she had seen the murder victim alive and seriously hung over hours before her body was discovered. Mrs. Caroline Maxwell insisted that she had seen her outside the Britannia … [Read more...] about Jill the Ripper: Was Jack the Ripper a Deranged Midwife?
Walter Sickert: Painter of Death
Walter Sickert’s Background Walter Sickert (1860-1942) was born in Germany, but settled in England with his family at age 6. He became one of the most influential British artists of his era, transitioning from the Impressionist to the Modern period and challenging Victorian moral sensibilities. Sickert founded the Camden Town Group in 1911, which supported the work of avant-garde artists. He … [Read more...] about Walter Sickert: Painter of Death
Jack the Ripper Unmasked?
Was Jack the Ripper a Polish Barber? Russell Edwards, a 48 year old businessman and self-professed ‘armchair detective’ from Barnet, North London, claims to have proven “beyond a reasonable doubt” the actual identity of Jack the Ripper. In his new book entitled, "Naming Jack the Ripper", Edwards details how he was able to finally solve the 126 year old mystery . . . who was Jack the … [Read more...] about Jack the Ripper Unmasked?