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: 01/09/2012
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9780752465432