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Ripperologist No. 58: March 2005


 
FEATURES
 
2. Aaron Kosminski Reconsidered
Robert House takes a fresh look
15. Jack by Gaslight?
Neil Bell peers into Mitre Square to find out how dark it really was
31. Pedachenko Revisited
Stepan Poberowski on the British Secret Service and the assassination of Rasputin
28. Jack the Necromancer and the Victorian Occult Revival Spiro Dimolianis discusses Jack and the Black Arts
34. Mrs Malcom's Story
Paul Begg investigates the strange tale of the woman who claimed to be Liz Stride's sister
 
REGULARS
 
37. Press Trawl:
Information unearthed by Chris Scott
38. I Beg to Report
All the news that's fit to print
42. Letters and Comments
44. The Adventures of Inspector Abberline Junior
GLENN with more of the mutton-chopped detective
45. On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg on True Crime books you simply should have on your shelf.
49. The Last Word
Words of wisdom from Christopher-Michael DiGrazia
 
REVIEWS
 
38. Jack the Ripper and the Irish Press and more!

COVER ILLUSTRATION: An impression of Aaron Kosminski in Mitre Square ©Adam Wood. Church passage illustration ©Jane Coram.

QUOTES OF THE MONTH:
‘Hey, you're what Jack the Ripper would call two nights' work.’ One of the standard put-downs to overweight female hecklers by The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III (comic Jim Muir). The Sunday Times, 6 March 2005.

'"What shows did Jack the Ripper watch?" Fictional Criminal Psychologist Tony Hill on the suggestion that television provokes violence. Wire in the Blood, ITV1, 7 March 2005.

We occasionally use material we believe has been placed in the public domain. It is not always possible to identify and contact the copyright holder; if you claim ownership of something we have published we will be pleased to make a proper acknowledgement.

We would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance given by the following people in the production of this issue of Ripperologist: Jane Coram, Mark Horton, Rob House, Coral Kelly, Stephen Ryder, and Sam Wood. Thank you!