JACK THE RIPPER'S LONDON
"Over the years, there have been many books written on the subject, but this particular book was a fun read in that it succinctly set forth the facts surrounding each murder, without speculating who the murderer was. Also, the many wonderful photographs included help draw the reader into the 1888 period. Very atmospheric... very well thought out." Review from Amazon.
Richard Jones's Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London is a gripping journey through the London of 1888 when an unknown killer, loose on the streets of the East End, terrorised the whole of Victorian London.
The book looks at the events in the east End that preceded the killings and then takes you step by step through the night of each murder.
It describes the horrific social conditions in the area, which many commentators saw as having spawned the monster in their midst.
It looks at the police investigation and introduces the main police officers who worked on the case.
It outlines the contemporary suspects who were being brought in on an almost daily basis by the police as they struggled to catch the actual killer before he killed again.
The book also includes some wonderfully evocative photographs. Contemporary Victorian black and white photographs that show the streets as they were in 1888, plus equally atmospheric colour photographs showing the area and the places as they are today.