Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

The Hand of A Woman

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Bridgend, Wales : Seren, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781854115669
Branch Call Number: 364.15232092 JACK MOR
Characteristics: 208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Hand of a woman


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This is a fascinating insight into the case of Jack the Ripper. I enjoyed its different angle and a new focus on an age old yet fascinating case.

ChristchurchLib Jul 16, 2013

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