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Ripper Notes - September 2006

Ripper Notes
"Written in Blood" - Issue #26

Editor: Dan Norder - Associate Editor: Wolf Vanderlinden

Introduction: Where We're Going - Dan Norder p. 3
Say Cheese, Mr. Abberline - Julie Stangeland
Is this a photo of the elusive police inspector at last?
  p. 6
In Hours of Red Desire - David A. Green
John Barlas and the Scottish lunatic suspect
  p. 10
The Proof is in the Penmanship - Vance McLaughlin
Convicting three of America's earliest serial murderers
  p. 15
The 17th September Letter: A Closer Look - John Bennett
The 'Dear Boss' message that was the first or the last
  p. 24
The McCarthys of Dorset Street - Tom Wescott
The most popular name in the neighborhood
  p. 32
'Time Is On My Side' - Don Souden
Was Mary Jane Kelly's landlord also her pimp?
p. 39
On Brothels and Bullies - Stephen P. Ryder
Letters to Victorian papers on the subject of prostitution
p. 47
A Widow of Doubtful Age - Dan Norder
One of these paintings may have been in Kelly's room
  p. 50
Old Wounds - Tom Wescott
Re-examining the Buck's Row murder
  p. 53
Speaking for the Dead - Wolf Vanderlinden
A recap of the fourth U.S. Jack the Ripper conference
  p. 67
Jack The Musical - Kelly Robinson
The East End of London down South in the U.S.
  p. 78
From the News Morgue - Wolf Vanderlinden   p. 84
The Bookcase
Reviews of Ripperology, Public Reactions to Jack the Ripper, Unmasking Jack the Ripper and much more
  p. 92

On the cover: Front: A Jane Coram illustration of landlord John McCarthy (along with Thomas Bowyer) discovering the body of Mary Jane Kelly in her room in Miller's Court. Back: An advertisement for Jana Oliver's time-travel novel, Sojourn.

Special thanks to: Rob Clack for various images.


Collected contents copyright 2006 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.

This issue of Ripper Notes has the ISBN 0-9789112-0-2 (in ISBN-13: 978-0-9789112-0-1)
Ripper Notes magazine is registered with the Library of Congress as ISSN 1559-1522
Published by Inklings Press -