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by Dan Norder,Wolf Vanderlinden,Stewart P. Evans

"Ripper Notes: Suspects & Witnesses" is a collection of essays about the famous unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper and related topics, focusing on a number of people who have been accused of the crimes. Andrew J. Spallek starts things off with a comprehensive look at the reasons why Montague John Druitt was named as the top suspect by a high-ranking police official at the time, as well as new information that has been discovered since then. Stewart P. Evans, author of several of the most respected books on the case and a former police officer, takes an in-depth professional look at George Hutchinson, who is sometimes considered a suspect because of the puzzling aspects of the witness statement he gave of a man seen with Mary Jane Kelly, the last of the Ripper's known victims, shortly before her death. Leanne Perry follows with details on Kelly's former lover Joseph Barnett, also believed by some to have been her killer, and the job he lost as a fish porter at Old Billingsgate Market. Wolf Vanderlinden tackles another high profile suspect, Dr. Francis Tumblety, while trying to get to the truth about some of the stories of his life that have always been considered to be damning evidence against him but appear to be quite different from how they have been previously portrayed. Jeffrey Bloomfield comes next with the life and crimes of Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, the man whose executioner claimed was trying to admit to being Jack the Ripper while being hanged for the poisoning deaths of prostitutes in London's East End. Don Souden critically examines all the major witness to see how reliable they were in offering clues to the murderer's identity. Des McKenna compares the two different versions of Tom Slemen's claims that Claude Reignier Conder should be considered to be Jack the Ripper. Tom Wescott then brings the main section to a close with a bang by revealing a largely forgotten contemporary suspect who has not been mentioned in print since the 19th century. There are also short pieces on various claims that the killer was locked up in an asylum and not prosecuted because of being insane, a look at the current state of Ripperology, and reviews of recent books. Ripper Notes is a nonfiction anthology series covering all aspects of the Jack the Ripper case.
Download Ripper Notes: Suspects & Witnesses epub
ISBN: 0975912941
ISBN13: 978-0975912942
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: True Crime
Author: Dan Norder,Wolf Vanderlinden,Stewart P. Evans
Language: English
Publisher: Inklings Press (June 20, 2005)
Pages: 108 pages
ePUB size: 1226 kb
FB2 size: 1979 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 111
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Ripper Notes is a quarterly compilation magazine/paperback featuring articles about the infamous Jack the Ripper. This is the July 2005, Issue #23. Suspects & Witnesses is a simple and easy to read collection of essays by researchers of the Whitechapel murders. We are presented with views on the suspects Montague Druitt, Joseph Barnett, Francis Tumblety and then the much less plausibles of Claude Reigner Conder, Dr. Cream, and an article featuring a slew of various newspaper articles claiming bogus knowledge of who and where the Ripper was.

This is the first of the Ripper Notes magazine I've read and I'll be reading more. While obviously nowhere near as in depth as a book, there are little bits of interest throughout. For the best coverage, IMO, try Sudgin's 'Complete Jack the Ripper' or the edited 'Jack the Ripper A-Z'. Regardless, this is a nice appetizer with a wide research base.
I'm only doing this to offset the totally fraudulent review by "Helen Pilon" below. You'll note that that name's only reviews on (so far anyway) are to hype a book by Karen Trenouth and to attack this book. If you go to you'll see her doing more hyping for Karen Trenouth's book and attacking Stephen Ryder's book (which is odd, as she praises it in the review she posted here). Why is that? It's because Helen Pilon IS Karen Trenouth (on she gave her married name as Pilon, and she has said she's from Canada), and she's making revenge reviews on and because both Stephen Ryder (on his website) and myself (in the magazine) gave her book a bad review.

Furthermore, her claims here that she was a subscriber to my magazine are completely false (no one named Helen Pigot or Karen Trenouth has ever been a subscriber, and she has admitted on various Internet sites that she's never been a subscriber), and her description of the contents of this book are also inaccurate.
This magazine, by Mr. Norder has a very attractive cover, but unfortunately, that's all it has going for it. I have been interested in the murders attributed to Jack the Ripper for 3 decades now and subscribed to Ripper Notes a year ago. I was not satisfied with the articles in the magazine as they seemed to cover topics completely irrelevant to the murders. I would have preferred to see more articles based on different theories and suspects, however the writers of this Ripper magazine seem obsessed with just one theory - their own! The magazine was habitually late in arriving and when it did arrive on time, it was in poor condition. Just a word of advice, you would be better off buying Stephen P. Ryder's "Public Reactions to Jack the Ripper". He does not propose any theories of his own, just letters written to the Editors of various newspapers from panicked citizens in 1888. Much more interesting than Ripper Notes.