Just 2 months to go folks! Here is our excellent line up of speakers for November's Jack the Ripper conference to be held in the spiritual home of ripperology - London's East End. The main weekend events will all take place in the 5 star Arbor City Hotel on Osborn Street. (Osborn Street, where Whitechapel murder victim Emma Smith was attacked) … [Read more...] about Jack the Ripper Crime Conference 2016
...And a few terrible dog-themed puns. Those familiar with the Ripper case know that the press at the time were highly critical of the Metropolitan Police’s inability to discover the murderer's identity. Desperate to show the public that they were making progress on the case, their frustration spurred some unconventional investigative experiments. One experiment that ended up biting them … [Read more...] about The Debacle of Burgho and Barnaby
A Review of Prisoner 4374 by A.J. Griffiths-Jones Make no mistake. Thomas Neill Cream was a rake, a scoundrel, and ultimately a murderer. But was he Jack the Ripper? Author A.J. Griffiths-Jones presents an accurately researched account of the life of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, perpetrator of the Lambeth Poisoning murders and Ripper suspect. Cream came to prominence as a Ripper suspect after the … [Read more...] about The Lambeth Poisoner has His Say
Few fictional documents dare to enter the skull of Saucy Jacky himself. They prefer to trot along on the periphery, showing us all the historical evidence we’ve seen time and time again from the same outsider perspective. Stephen Hunter, with I, Ripper, has taken all of the evidence and shown us how the murders may have happened from the Ripper’s perspective. He holds nothing back, down to … [Read more...] about Media and Mayhem: A Review of I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter
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?