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Rivals of the Ripper By Jan Bondeson

Rivals of the Ripper by Jan Bondeson

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The ghoulish handiwork of nineteenth-century London - the rivals of the Ripper.

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

When discussing unsolved murders of women in late Victorian London, most people think of the depredations of Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel Murderer. But he was just one of a string of phantom murderers whose unsolved slayings outraged late Victorian Britain. The mysterious Great Coram Street, Burton Crescent and Euston Square murders were talked about with bated breath, and the northern part of Bloomsbury got the unflattering nickname of the 'murder neighbourhood' thanks to its profusion of unsolved mysteries.

Marvel at the convoluted Kingswood Mystery, littered with fake names and mistaken identities; be puzzled by the blackmail and secret marriage in the Cannon Street Murder; and shudder at the vicious yet silent killing in St Giles that took place in a crowded house in the dead of night.

Rivals of the Ripper is the first to resurrect these unsolved Victorian murder mysteries, and to highlight the ghoulish handiwork of the Rivals of the Ripper: the spectral killers of gas-lit London.

Rivals of the Ripper Reviews

Sparkles with new research and exciting discoveries. A tour de force.

-- Richard Whittington-Egan

About Jan Bondeson

JAN BONDESON is senior lecturer at Cardiff University and a respected true crime historian, having written many books, among them The London Monster, Queen Victoria's Stalker and Murder Houses of London.

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Rivals of the Ripper: Unsolved Murders of Women in Late Victorian London by Jan Bondeson
The History Press Ltd
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