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Ripperologist No. 74: December 2006


Features


I Must Live Somehow
Adam Wood’s Editorial looks at the reasons why prostitutes still work the streets despite the very real threat of death.

City Beat (Part I)
Gavin Bromley uses his stopwatch again, this time to measure the beats of PCs Watkins and Harvey.

A Life Less Ordinary
Don Souden and Jenni Pegg look at the representation of the Ripper’s victims on the big screen.

“Terrible Calamity in Spitalfields”
Andy Aliffe follows another case for Inspector Abberline.



Regulars


The Detectives
How would the leading fictional detectives hunt the Ripper? Don Souden places Miss Marple in Whitechapel in The Pigeon Among The Cats.

Press Trawl at Christmas
Chris Scott returns with more nuggets from December in old newspapers.

News and Views

I Beg to Report
From the Ipswich Strangler to Christmas Carols... if it happened, you’ll find it here.

How I was Introduced to the Ripper
The new Ripper Times website at jacktheripper.nl

Criminal Performances from the Usual Suspects
Andy Aliffe reports on some familiar faces appearing in the filming of an episode of Psychic Private Eyes.



Books


On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg presents his pick of 2006’s True Crime books.

Ripping Yarns
More news of The Best of Ripperologist, plus reviews of books recently released.

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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