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Ripper Notes - April 2005

Ripper Notes - Apr 2005

Ripper Notes
April 2005 - Issue #22

Editor: Dan Norder - Associate Editor: Wolf Vanderlinden

Introduction: By the Numbers - Dan Norder p. 3
'Considerable Doubt' and the Death of Annie Chapman - Wolf Vanderlinden
Re-examining the witness and the medical evidence
  p. 5
Factor X: How the Study of Known Serial Killers Can Help the Hunt for Jack the Ripper - Amanda Howard
Gary Ridgway, BTK, Chikatilo and others compared
  p. 22
The Sherlock Holmes of 'G' Division - Bernard Brown
The police officer who thought he almost caught Jack
  p. 31
A Run of Bad Luck? - Jeffrey Bloomfield
A look at two earlier prostitute murders
  p. 35
Mary. Mary - Quite Contrary! - Des McKenna
The two Mary Jane Kellys and the blotchy faced man
  p. 55
Dear Boss: Puppets, Prostitutes and Charles Fort - Robert J. McLaughlin
A play about a paranormal investigator on the case
p. 64
From the Newspaper Morgue - Wolf Vanderlinden   p. 72
The Inquest - Jennifer Pegg   p. 77
News & Notes - Dan Norder   p. 82
The Bookcase - Wolf Vanderlinden and Dan Norder   p. 89
The Whitechapel Letterbox   p. 105
'My Funny Little Games...'   p. 106


On the cover: Front: Mary Jane Kelly, the last of the canonical five Jack the Ripper victims, with the man described by George Hutchinson. Illustration by Jane Coram.
Back: Charles Fort (Darren Keay) and Frederick Abberline (puppet / Burgandy Code) in Eric Woolfe's play Dear Boss. Photo by Brian Harder for Vertigo Mystery Theatre copyright 2005.
Background: A Melville Macnaghten letter to George Sims describing the murders he attributes to Jack the Ripper.

Special thanks to: Stewart P. Evans, for various images; Donna S. DeCarlo, for transcription services this issue; Robert Clack, for the maps used in Jeffrey Bloomfield's article.

Collected contents copyright 2005 by Dan Norder for Ripper Notes, all rights reserved. Copyrights to individual contributions are also retained by their respective authors.

ISBN 0-9759129-3-3

Ripper Notes is published by Inklings Press -

The opinions expressed in articles and letters are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily shared by the editors.