Rivals of the Ripper: Unsolved Murders of Women in Late by Jan Bondeson

By Jan Bondeson

while discussing unsolved murders of girls in overdue Victorian London, most folks examine the depredations of Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel assassin, whose sanguineous exploits have spawned the construction of a small library of books. yet Jack the Ripper used to be only one of a string of phantom murderers whose unsolved slayings outraged past due Victorian Britain. The mysterious nice Coram highway, Burton Crescent and Euston sq. murders have been pointed out with bated breath, and the northern a part of Bloomsbury acquired the unflattering nickname of the ‘murder neighbourhood’ for its great quantity of unsolved mysteries.

Marvel on the convoluted Kingswood secret, affected by pretend names and improper identities; be wondered by means of the blackmail and mystery marriage within the Cannon highway homicide; and shudder on the vicious but silent killing in St Giles that happened in a crowded condominium at the hours of darkness. This e-book is the 1st to resurrect those unsolved Victorian homicide mysteries, and to spotlight the ghoulish handiwork of the competitors of the Ripper: the spectral killers of gas-lit London.

JAN BONDESON is senior lecturer at Cardiff college and a revered actual crime historian, having written eighteen books, between them The London Monster, Queen Victoria’s Stalker and homicide homes of London.

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