Jack the Ripper: the Whitechapel Murderer

Fascinating read for the mystery lover!

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In the early hours of 31 August 1888, a killer came out of the shadows in the narrow streets of Whitechapel, London, and claimed the first of his five victims. On the 9 November 1888, after slaughtering his final victim he evaporated seemingly into thin air. Who was the notorious Jack the Ripper? With a list of suspects that seems to grow at least one per decade, it is likely there will never be a definitive answer to that question. 

Having decided to tackle this colossal subject, I’ve immersed myself in all things Ripperish over the past week. I’ve read, watched and listened to the horrors that were the Whitechapel Murders. I’ve looked at the autopsy photos that are readily available in books, online and on television and read descriptions of every despicable act of violence committed against his victims. I have also watched several dreadful documentaries [Vic Reeves…

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