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Ripperologist No. 71: September 2006


Features


What’s in a Word or Two?
In his debut Editorial for the Rip, Don Souden questions the merits of certain key phrases in our Ripper vocabulary.

As Far as Mitre Square
Neil Bell and Jake Luukanen look at the Square through the eyes of those who were there.

The Victorian Autopsy
In Part I, Karyo Magellan examines dissection in the pursuit of the cause of death.

Sadie Orchard
Andy Aliffe follows a ‘soiled dove’ from London’s East End to America’s Old West.

Taking a Stride Down Berner Street
Gavin Bromley returns to Smith’s Beat.


Regulars


Press Trawl
Chris Scott returns with more nuggets from old newspapers, this time concentrating on Mitre Square.

The Last Word
Christopher-Michael DiGrazia studies necrophilia and cloning in the name of research.


News and Views


I Beg to Report
From Edwin Brough to Hugo Chavez... if it happened, you’ll find it here.

I Beg to Report: Talks on Druitt and Wimborne
David Andersen visits the birthplace of M J Druitt.

I Beg to Report: UK Conference 2007
Exclusive news of next year’s event from Conference Administrator Claudia Aliffe.

Dear Rip
Tom Wescott offers his appraisal of Gavin Bromley’s Smith’s Beat in Rip 70.


Books


On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg dips into the weird world of true crime to find the best in murder and mayhem.

Ripping Yarns
Stewart Evans and Don Rumbelow tell us about their forthcoming opus Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates, plus notice of future goodies coming your way.

We would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance given by the following people in the production of this issue of Ripperologist: David Andersen, Michael Echols, DDS, Stewart Evans, Donald Rumbelow, Stephen Ryder, and Eduardo Zinna. Thank you!

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