PRISONER 4374

Author: Griffiths-Jones (A.J.)
Year: 2015
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
Edition Details: 1st h/b edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781785540516
Price: 10.00
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Hardback. For more than a century Dr. Thomas Neill Cream has been listed as a potential 'Jack the Ripper' suspect. Indeed, he was a sinister character, preying on the unfortunate souls who were forced to make a living as streetwalkers in Victorian London, and ultimately led those poor women to an untimely and tortuous death. These crimes eventually branded him the 'Lambeth Poisoner'. However, during the time of the Ripper murders, Dr. Cream was incarcerated in Joliet Prison, Illinois. Over the decades, this fact alone has caused debate as to whether or not he deserves to be under suspicion of being the Whitechapel fiend. Was it possible that Dr. Cream bribed his way out of jail? Perhaps he used a doppelganger to take his place whilst secretly finding a passage to England with murder in mind? This book, told from the standpoint of Cream himself, explains the twisted logic behind his actions. The author has done considerable and meticulous research, tracing Cream's life from his adolescent years in Canada to his last moment on the gallows at Newgate. Illus. 113pp. small 8vo. h/back. F. pictorial covers, dw. not required. Scarce in h/back.

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