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Ripperologist No. 59: May 2005


 
FEATURES
 
2. The Art of Profiling an Historical Case: The Whitechapel Murders
Dr James A Bailey takes a hard-nosed, no-nonsense look at the Ripper crimes investigation in the light of modern forensic techniques
9. Questioning Uncle Jack: The Ripperologist Interview
Authors Tony Williams and Humphrey Price answer Ripperologist’s questions about brand-new Ripper suspect Sir John Williams
12. Tumblety in London: Trailing an Infiltrator, Part I
Joe Chetcuti is back with more of the picaresque adventures of Francis Tumblety, quack doctor and social climber
19. The Goulston Street Graffito Debate
Howard Brown presents the case for the GSG to be used as evidence; Neil Bell argues why it should not
37. Obituary: Sir John Mills
The life and career of one of the most distinguished actors ever to portray Jack the Ripper
 
REGULARS
 
30. Press Trawl
Chris Scott does Sir John Williams
32. I Beg to Report
All the news that’s fit to print – and then some
38. Letters and Comments
40. The Adventures of Inspector Abberline Junior
Glenn brings you another dose of one of Ripperology’s guiltiest pleasures
41. On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg advises you on the latest crime books you should read
49. The Last Word
Editor, lyricist, Ripperologist and bon vivant Christopher-Michael DiGrazia talks about life and death in the city
 
REVIEWS
 
42. Uncle Jack; Jack the Ripper: The 21st Investigation and more!

COVER ILLUSTRATION: Ripper photofit ©Adam Wood. Sir John Williams photograph ©Tony Williams

QUOTE FOR MAY: ‘Tony Blair yesterday recruited the Kray twins to his election campaign... The Tories were reduced... to wondering if they could make anything of Jack the Ripper or Dr Crippen’. Andrew Gimson, Blair rewrites history to enlist the Krays, Daily Telegraph, 22 April 2005.

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We would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance given by the following people in the production of this issue of Ripperologist: Lucy Henson, Jennifer Pegg, Dr Andrew Platt, Keith Skinner, and Robert Smith. Thank you!