JACK THE RIPPER'S STREETS OF TERROR Life During the Reign of Victorian London's Most Brutal Killer

Author: Matthews (Rupert)
Year: 2013
Publisher: Arcturus
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg+
ISBN: 9781782122128
Price: 5.00
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Hardback. In the year 1888 Queen Victoria had been on the throne for nearly 50yrs and Britain was at the height of its power, influence and industrialised might. It was the 'Evening Star' newspaper that first alerted Londoners to the coming terror when it reported the death of a woman who had been stabbed 'in 20 places' and found dead in a tenement in Whitechapel. Drawing on a range of eye-witness accounts and documents of the time, the author paints a picture of the world's then largest city in the grip of panic, with gangs of vigilantes patrolling the streets, bloodthirsty lynch mobs out for revenge and women too scared to go out on their own for fear of Saucy Jack. The very best brains that the British police had were dispatched to Whitechapel to track down The Ripper as London turned into a city of horrors and terrors and victims, all dancing to a macabre tune set by a faceless murderer. Profusely Illus. + Index. 208pp. 4to. h/back. Nr. F. pictorial glazed covers in Vg+ dw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage if shipped overseas.

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