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Ripperologist No. 75: January 2007


Features


On the Birth of ‘Ripping’
Chris George’s editorial asks why George Morris used a certain phrase.

City Beat (Part II)
Gavin Bromley completes his timing of the beats of PCs Watkins and Harvey, and proposes an escape route for the killer.

Cat’s Cradle
Rob Hills returns with more on Morris.



Regulars


The Victorian Larder
In the first of a new series, Jane Coram comes up with a recipe for the contents of Mary Kelly’s cupboard.

The Detectives
How would the leading fictional detectives hunt the Ripper? Don Souden places Sir Henry Merrivale in Whitechapel in The Curse of Number 29.

Press Trawl
Chris Scott returns with a bumper report from the Evening News of 4 October 1888.

News and Views

Dear Rip
David A Green writes to elaborate on John Barlas.

I Beg to Report
From Indian serial killers to prostitutes catwalking in Rio... if it happened, you’ll find it here.

2007 UK Ripper Conference
Claudia Aliffe with important dates for your diary.

The Whitechapel Society’s Photographic Competition
Grab your camera and help preserve the memory of the East End.



Books


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

Ripping Yarns
The contents of The Best of Ripperologist are revealed.

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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