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Ripperologist No. 77: March 2007


Features


The Trials of James Maybrick
Christopher T George weighs up entertainment and ‘Ripper events’.

A Parade before the Lord Mayor’s?
Don Souden counts the visitors to Millers Court on the night of Mary Kelly’s murder

A Coroner for All Seasons
Christopher T George reports on the life of the coroner at James Maybrick’s inquestt

Obituary: David Radka
Don Souden remembers the life of a Ripper theorist and prominent Casebook member, while Chris George outlines Mr Radka’s A?R theory.



Regulars


The Victorian Larder
Jane Coram invites you to sample the East End delicacy that is apple fritters.

Press Trawl
Chris Scott returns with a bumper report from the North Eastern Daily Gazette of 1 October 1888.

News and Views

I Beg to Report
From a French video of the Ripper’s trial on YouTube to Paul the Ripper, if it happened, you’ll find it here.

Shawl for Sale
The auction of a shawl allegedly belonging to Catherine Eddowes makes national headlines.

A Headstone for Inspector Abberline’s Grave
The latest news on a proper marker for Fred’s final resting place.



Books


Ripping Yarns
Dave Yost reviews Ripperology: The Best of Ripperologist

On the Crimebeat
Wilf Gregg reviews the latest additions to the True Crime bookshelf.



We would like to acknowledge the valuable assistance given by the following people in the production of this issue of Ripperologist: Andy Aliffe, Stewart P Evans, Peter Montana, Reinhard Radka, Helen Robson, Keith Skinner, Michael Stead, and Dave Yost. Thank you!

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