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Ripperologist No. 73: November 2006


Features


Internet Ripperology Comes of Age
Christopher T. George’s Editorial looks at the burgeoning of web Ripperology.

By Accident or Design?
Sam Flynn gives critical analysis of the murder of Catherine Eddowes.

Doing ‘Write’ by Annie
Jane Coram takes a closer look at Annie Chapman’s murder.

The Strange Career of Terence Robertson and the Origin of ‘Fairy Fay’
Christopher T. George looks at the journalist who invented Fairy Fay.

Louise Brooks: A Centennial Celebration
Eduardo Zinna takes a long look at Lulu.

Obituaries
We mark the passing of Jack Palance and Ed Bradley


Regulars


The Detectives
How would the leading fictional detectives hunt the Ripper? In the first of a new series, Don Souden places Cadfael in Whitechapel in The Helpful Healer.

East End Life
Adam Wood charts the history of the Victorian fire brigade in London’s Burning.

Press Trawl
Chris Scott returns with more nuggets from old newspapers.

News and Views

I Beg to Report
From Atlantic City to Sickert’s Fistula... if it happened, you’ll find it here.

‘Powerless People Seek to Take Power Back’
Channel 5’s Jack the Ripper: The First Serial Killer reviewed.


Books


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

Ripping Yarns
News of a publication out next year: The Best of Ripperologist, 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: Paul Begg, Howard Brown, Stewart Evans, Wilf Gregg, Robin Odell, Stephen Ryder, and Eduardo Zinna. Thank you!

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