1888: London Murders in the Year of the Ripper (Paperback)Peter Stubley (author)
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/09/2012
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In 1888 Jack the Ripper made the headlines with a series of horrific murders that remain unsolved to this day. But most killers are not shadowy figures stalking the streets with a lust for blood. Many are ordinary citizens driven to the ultimate crime by circumstance, a fit of anger or a desire for revenge. Their crimes, overshadowed by the few, sensational cases, are ignored, forgotten or written off. This book examines all the known murders in London in 1888 to build a picture of society. Who were the victims? How did they live, and how did they die? Why did a husband batter his wife to death after she failed to get him a cup of tea? How many died under the wheels of a horse-driven cab? Just how dangerous was London in 1888?
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 10 mm
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