As the 19th century gave way to the 20th century, the fight against crime grew more and more scientific as methods of detection came to rely more and more on emerging technology. On Tuesday, 31st January, 1933, The […]Read Article
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The Dundee Evening Telegraph, on Wednesday, 2nd January 1924, published an interview with the actor Gilbert Payne. In the course of the interview, the actor looked back on the highs and lows of his career in the theatre, […]Read Article
I often wonder what sort of people wrote the letters that were sent in the name of “Jack the Ripper.” From the few who were caught and convicted for having written some of the correspondence, such as Maria […]Read Article
The Pall Mall Gazette, on Tuesday, 22nd November, 1892, published an article which began with a headline that posed a question that people had been dreading since the Whitechapel murders appeared to have ended:- HAS JACK THE RIPPER […]Read Article
It’s the start of a new month and so it is the time for another of our Jack the Ripper quizzes. Are those synapses tingling? Are they ready to bounce off one another – or whatever it is […]Read Article
The Dundee Evening Telegraph, in its edition of Monday, 11th January, 1932, looked back to the day in 1889, when William Bury, one of many names that appear on the long list of Jack the Ripper suspects, was […]Read Article
Following the murder of Mary Kelly, which took place in Miller’s Court, off Dorset Street, on November the 9th 1888, the Jack the Ripper murders appeared to have come to an end, and, for the next few months, […]Read Article
It is surprising how many times the name of Jack the Ripper turns up in the court records throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Indeed, combing through the newspaper accounts of court appearances during this period, […]Read Article
In 1923, William Le Queux (1864 – 1927), who had covered the Whitechapel murders for The Globe newspaper as a journalist in 1888, published a book entitled Things I know About Kings, Celebrities And Crooks, in which he […]Read Article
One of the important aspects in studying the Jack the Ripper case is to not take them in isolation. Indeed, to really understand the Whitechapel murders, and the impact they had on the district in which they occurred, […]Read Article