1888 London Murders in the Year of the Ripper

1888 London Murders in the Year of the Ripper

3.7 (216 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Electronic book text
By (author) 

List price: US$14.58

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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?show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752489747
  • 9780752489742

Rating details

216 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 20% (43)
4 43% (93)
3 28% (60)
2 6% (13)
1 3% (7)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X