Since 1888 the gruesome crimes of Jack the Ripper have been a never-ending source of fascination to generations of professional, amateur, and armchair detectives. What is more, those murders are no nearer being solved today as they were back in Victorian times – or are they?
Bringing together a wealth of research materials along with new ideas, J. P. Sperati has meticulously investigated those dark deeds – the so-called canonical 5 murders plus a further 8 cases – which constitute the complete Whitechapel Murders spanning the years 1888-1891. Each case is treated in a historical context with extra information highlighting additional places of interest. Suspects are examined and eliminated, and a unique new conclusion regarding the identity of Jack the Ripper is presented.
With over 250 (old and new) illustrations of the scenes of crime and related sites, along with 28 contemporary and period maps of the area, this book will guide you through London’s East End like no other publication.
Finally there are two step-by-step tours of the East End for the reader to discover. The first is a walking tour, the only one of its kind to cover the canonical 5 victims in a chronological order. The second is a day- long exploration taking in all 13 cases that form the Whitechapel Murders.
This book is a must for all those interested in following in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, as well as those interested in the history of London’s East End.