Letters to the Editor
"...I Beg to Report..."
Notes and News
Forthcoming books and artifacts
Was "Dear Boss" a Case of "Devilling"?
A Talk with Stewart Evans and Nick Connell
From the Archives:
From the Pall Mall Gazette - 14th February 1891
My Funny Valentine
The Knife or the Pill
Jack the Ripper - Jack's Fourth Victim
Translated from the French by Eduardo Zinna
Reports from "H" Division
Jacob Levy (Part Two)
Fisherman Sickert Nets His (Mary) Widow
Answers to the Christmas Crossword
Kate Eddowes: A New Look at an Old Murder (Part Two)
Ha! Ha! The Caption Competition
Signs of the Times
A Diary of the Cleveland Street Scandal - Part 3
Walter Sickert - Was He Such a Wally After All?
Views from the Past
The Fiend of East London: Jack the Ripper
The Reasons for my Resignation
Reviews and Reports
The Jack the Ripper Handbook by Ross Strachan
Murder Rooms - Sherlock Holmes TV production
My East End by Gilda O'Neill
Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd
Proceedings of the Cloak and Dagger Club
The C&D Club Diary
Forthcoming Activities at the C&D Club
Ripperologist and The Cloak and Dagger Club
On the Cover
If February holds any significance in terms of Ripper folklore, it must be because it is the month in which Frances Coles met her end. Our cover is therefore appropriate on two levels.; Although only considered by a minority to be one of Jack the Ripper's victims, Frances Coles was certainly one of the eleven murders that make up the 'Whitechapel Murders' as a whole, and her sad end came shortly after 2.0 o'clock on the morning of 13th February 1891. Not only is the month topical, but it is also alleged that she was picked up by Thomas Sadler, thought by some to have been her murderer, at the Princess Alice - the very same pub in which we now hold our Club meetings. Bernie Brown has contributed an article which focuses on this crime (page 21) and we also include commentary on the aftermath of Frances Coles' death from the Pall Mall Gazette on page 19.
The other topicality is that Inspector Reid was involved in the Coles case (as he was in most of the other Whitechapel murders) and on page 13 we feature a discussion with the two authors of a book detailing this man's life and connection with the murders. The book is The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper (available 1st March); the authors are Nick Connell and Stewart Evans.
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