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1888 : London Murders in the Year of the Ripper, Paperback / softback Book

1888 : London Murders in the Year of the Ripper Paperback / softback


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?


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9780752465432