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Ripper Notes - October 2005

Ripper Notes - October 2005

Ripper Notes
October 2005 - Issue #24

Editor: Dan Norder - Associate Editor: Wolf Vanderlinden

Introduction: Dead Tired - Dan Norder p. 3
Jack the Ripper 2005 Conference: Brighton - Wolf Vanderlinden
An overview of this year's biggest event in Ripperology
  p. 4
Uncle Jack Under the Microscope - Jennifer Pegg
Finding the flaws and distortions in this recent book
  p. 12
On the Trail of Tumblety? Part 2 - Wolf Vanderlinden
Was Inspector Andrews really chasing the quack doctor?
  p. 23
Death in the Lodging House - Robert Clack
The murder of Mary Ann Austin on Dorset Street
  p. 48
Grave-Spitting & Other Tall Tales - Don Souden
You've heard the stories, but are they true?
  p. 78
A Death in Whitechapel - Bernard Brown
Inspector Death and others on the job in the East End
p. 88
Finding the Victims' Graves - Andrew J. Spallek
How to visit the burial sites of the canonical five
p. 91
From the Newspaper Morgue - Wolf Vanderlinden   p. 100
The Inquest - Jennifer Pegg   p. 109
News & Notes - Dan Norder   p. 113
The Bookcase - Dan Norder, Wolf Vanderlinden and Tom Wescott   p. 118
The Whitechapel Letterbox   p. 129
'My Funny Little Games'   p. 131


On the cover: Front: A Jane Coram illustration of PC Neil discovering the body of Mary Ann Nichols on Buck's Row. Back: An artist's depiction of the 1901 killing of Mary Ann Austin, as published in The Illustrated Police Budget.

Special thanks to: Stewart P. Evans, for various images, Don Souden, for behind the scenes assistance. Jane Coram, for another great cover.

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

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

ISBN 0-9759129-5-X

Ripper Notes is published by Inklings Press -