And jack the ripper, keep walking through whitechapel

Y jack el destripador, sigue caminando por whitechapel

If there is a mythical figure in criminal literature. That’s Jack the Ripper. The most famous serial killer in history. Mainly, because his identity was never known. If we add to that, the environment of his crimes. The dark, hazy, squalid slums of Victorian London.

Si hay una figura mítica en la literatura criminal. Ese es Jack el Destripador. El asesino en serie más famoso de la historia. Principalmente, porque nunca se supo su identidad. Si a eso le sumamos, el entorno de sus crímenes. Los barrios bajos oscuros, brumosos y sórdidos del Londres victoriano.

Like any unsolved mystery. The imagination has taken flight. There are thousands of books on the subject. From novels, which use the figure of Jack, books that investigate and supposedly reveal his identity, and informative books. Authors who have studied all the real data of the time and offer it to us in their books.

Como cualquier misterio sin resolver. La imaginación ha tomado vuelo. Hay miles de libros sobre el tema. Desde novelas, que utilizan la figura de Jack, libros que investigan y supuestamente revelan su identidad, y libros informativos. Autores que han estudiado todos los datos reales de la época y nos los ofrecen en sus libros.

The following books recommended here are based on serious and rigorous studies. To better understand their crimes, the environment in which they occurred and the time.

Los siguientes libros recomendados aquí están basados en estudios serios y rigurosos. Para comprender mejor sus crímenes, el entorno en el que ocurrieron y la época.

Although almost 150 years have passed since his crimes, the character is still just as current. Not being able to name him, he plays in favor of us continuing to be fascinated by his mystery.

Aunque han pasado casi 150 años de sus crímenes, el personaje sigue igual de actual. El no poder ponerle nombre, juega a favor de que nos siga fascinando su misterio.

The crimes of Jack the Ripper have gone down in history as some of the most brutal and violent ever committed. These horrendous acts of serial murder confounded the police at the time, and the mystery of the Ripper’s identity remains unsolved to this day. In addition to the sense of fear and panic the murders brought to the London streets of the late 1880s, they also shed a harsh light on the impoverished and dangerous conditions of the East End and brought numerous tensions to boiling point. This book examines the wider context of the murders, taking into account the social conditions against which they were committed, the animosity between police and press, the instances of anti-Semitism and the physical geography of the area now and then. Providing detailed analysis of the attacks and the investigation, the book also considers acts committed before and after that could also have been the work of the same person. Featuring previously unpublished documents and photographs, this book is a must for all Jack the Ripper enthusiasts.
Hugely respected, extensively quoted and widely regarded as the ‘bible’ of Ripper studies, The Complete Jack the Ripper A to Z is the ultimate reference for anyone fascinated by the Jack the Ripper mystery. This is new, rewritten, up-to-date edition includes sources and well over 100 photographs. The Complete jack the Ripper A-Z has an entry for almost every person involved in the case, from suspects and witnesses to policemen and journalists, plus the ordinary people who became caught up in the unfolding drama. Written by three of the world’s leading authorities on the case, it takes a completely objective look at theories old and new, describes all the key Ripper books and gives potted biographies of many of the authors. Whether you are new to the mystery of Jack the Ripper or an experienced ‘Ripperologist’ The Complete Jack the Ripper A-Z will keep you turning the pages. Fascinating and entertaining reading in its own right, it is the essential reference to have beside you when you venture into the dark alleys of Victorian Whitechapel
Two experienced Ripperologists have applied their joint knowledge and expertise to the painstaking collation of all the known official records to produce the ultimate Ripper book – a narrative account of the murders encompassing all the known evidence.

The most complete work on the Ripper case ever, contains: the entire contents of the Scotland Yard files covering the full series of murders; extensive press reports; witness statements and extracts from police notebooks; documents missing from the official files and many rare photographs.

The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook is not only an invaluable reference, but is also a compelling account of the Victorian serial murderer whose identity remains one of criminology’s greatest mysteries.
During the autumn of 1888 a serial killer stalked, brutally murdering his way through the East End of London. Some called him the ‘Whitechapel Monster’, while locals referred to him as ‘Leather Apron’, but to the world he was known as Jack the Ripper. The responsibility to capture this ‘murderous fiend’ fell upon the men of London’s Metropolitan and City police forces. Capturing Jack the Ripper investigates the working lives of these men, and what it took to become one of Queen Victoria’s police constables, from recruitment to training to life as a bobby. This book provides an insight into police life, as well as an in-depth view of the investigation at the height of the Ripper murders. It provides a rare look at the men who protected the streets, who faced very real dangers every night, who often suffered severe physical injury and who sometimes died; men who faced life in the raw in one of the worst parts of London, and who were the first on the scene after a killer had struck. Join the police as they go out into the dank, crime-infested, gas lit abyss known as Whitechapel and try to capture Jack the Ripper.
Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London’s East End from August through November 1888 in what is dubbed the ‘Autumn of Terror’. However, the grisly ripping of Polly Nichols on August 31st was not the first unsolved murder of the year. The April murder of Emma Smith and the August murder of Martha Tabram both occurred on bank holidays. They baffled the police and press alike and were assumed by the original investigators to have been the first murders in the series. Were they correct? 

In this provocative work of literary archeology, author Tom Wescott places these early murders in their proper historical context and digs to unearth new evidence and hard facts not seen in over 125 years. 
The Public holiday Murders are the only book of its kind. It eschews the tired approach of unsatisfying ‘final solutions’ in favor of solid research, logical reasoning and new information. The clues followed are not drawn from imagination, but from the actual police reports and press accounts of the time. The questions asked by Wescott are ones first suggested by the original investigators, but lost to time until now. The answers provided are compelling and sometimes explosive. 
The murders in London between 1888-91 attributed to Jack the Ripper constitute one of the most mysterious unsolved criminal cases. This story is the result of many years of meticulous research. The author reassesses all the evidence and challenges everything we thought we knew about the Victorian serial killer and the vanished East End he terrorized.
Based on original research and using hitherto material, this book tells the story of Dew’s life, from his humble beginnings as a seed merchant’s clerk to chief inspector at Scotland Yard in charge of the most celebrated murder investigation of the twentieth century.
Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knight’s bridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they breathed ink-dust from printing presses and escaped people-traffickers.
What they had in common was the year of their murders: 1888.
Their murderer was never identified, but the name created for him by the press has become far more famous than any of these five women.
Now, in this devastating narrative of five lives, historian Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, and gives these women back their stories.

I think if we are interested in the character. You have to get close to him. From knowledge. It is important to know what life was like in those neighborhoods and at that time. How the police and homicide inspectors worked. The chronology and the true data. They are fundamental and very relevant. The victims. Apart from his name and the circumstances of his murders. They have not been given due attention.

Creo que si nos interesa el personaje. Hay que acercarse a él. Desde el conocimiento. Importante saber como era la vida en esos barrios y en aquella época. Como trabajaba la policía y los inspectores de homicidios. La cronología y los datos ciertos. Son fundamentales Y muy relevante. Las víctimas. Aparte de su nombre y de las circunstancias de sus asesinatos. No se les ha prestado la debida atención.

The mystery is such that today they do not agree. About the real number of victims. Officially there are 5. But there are experts who put the number up to 11 murders.

El misterio es tal, que hoy en día no se ponen de acuerdo. Sobre el número real de víctimas. Oficialmente son 5. Pero hay expertos que elevan la cifra hasta 11 asesinatos.

Mary Ann Nichols
Annie Chapman
Elisabeth Gustafdotter
Kate Eddowes
Mary Jane Kelly

Thousands of books have been written on the case. They keep writing. And every once in a while I know something new is public, which claims to have discovered the identity of the murderer. You will never really know. The police had more than 30 suspects. They never got past that category. Also, as is normal, the case has given for hundreds of novels. And among so many. The best are probably these.

Se han escrito miles de libros sobre el caso. Se siguen escribiendo. Y cada cierto tiempo sé pública alguna novedad, que dice haber descubierto la identidad del asesino. Realmente nunca se sabrá. La policía tuvo a más de 30 sospechosos. Que nunca pasaron de esa categoría. También como es normal el caso ha dado para cientos de novelas. Y entre tanta cantidad. Las mejores son probablemente estas.

The name Jack the Ripper is instantly recognized throughout the world, yet many people are unaware that the famous nickname first appeared in a letter or that this was where the whole legend of Jack the Ripper really began. This title poses a controversial question: was Jack the Ripper merely a press invention?
Fred Wensley was a Somerset gardener when he joined the Metropolitan Police in 1888.
His first case was to unmask Jack the Ripper. At least it familiarized Wensley with Whitechapel, where he bided his time collaring less threatening né’er-do-wells. After joining the CID, Wensley’s career was a succession of triumphs. He brought to book the Bessarabia, Odessa, and Vendetta crime syndicates of London’s East End; he played an instrumental role in smashing Latvian revolutionaries in the notorious Siege of Sidney Street; he formed the Flying Squad, a stealth surveillance team still operating to this day; and most infamous of all—his arrest in one of Great Britain’s most notorious crimes of passion, a controversial cause célèbre that would shadow Wensley for the rest of his life.
In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London’s seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill—he ripped with a butcher’s glee—and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught.I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack’s personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman’s blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines.
Sherlock Holmes takes on the investigation of the horrific murders committed by Jack the Ripper
Set during the reign of Queen Victoria and follows the investigation of Inspector Abberline in attempting to apprehend Jack the Ripper and includes some famous Victorians such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle within the storyline. Historical fiction featuring Jack the Ripper, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw, and, yes, the Elephant Man.
September 1888. A twenty-nine-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle practices medicine by day and writes at night. His first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, although gaining critical and popular success, has only netted him twenty-five pounds. Embittered by the experience, he vows never to write another “crime story.” Then a messenger arrives with a mysterious summons from former Prime Minister William Gladstone, asking him to come to London immediately.

Once there, he is offered one month’s employment to assist the Metropolitan Police as a “consultant” in their hunt for the serial killer soon to be known as Jack the Ripper. Doyle agrees on the stipulation his old professor of surgery, Professor Joseph Bell—Doyle’s inspiration for Sherlock Holmes—agrees to work with him. Bell agrees, and soon the two are joined by Miss Margaret Harkness, an author residing in the East End who knows how to use a Derringer and serves as their guide and companion.

Pursuing leads through the dank alleys and courtyards of Whitechapel, they come upon the body of a savagely murdered fifth victim. Soon it becomes clear that the hunters have become the hunted when a knife-wielding figure approaches. 

Books will continue to be written about Jack, but the only truth is that we will never know who he was. What makes the legend and curiosity grow.

Se seguirán escribiendo libros sobre jack, pero la única verdad es que nunca sabremos quien fue. Lo que hace crecer la leyenda y la curiosidad.


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