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Ripperologist No. 78: April 2007


Features


Editorial: Paradise Lost
Adam Wood discovers murder doesn’t just live in the city.

From Who You Would Like To Know
Deborah Dobbins on why a poscard sent to Colonel James Fraser might not be so insignificant after all.

“Mister, I Met a Man Once When I Was a Kid...”
Timothy Riordan looks at the mysterious life of Mary Jane Kelly.

“Two Most Peculiar Characters”
Andy Aliffe with random observations of Francis Tumblety and Joshua Norton.

Charles Cross was Jack the Ripper?
Michael Connor returns with more on the man in Bucks Row.

A Tale of Two Farthings
Kevin Michael in (modest) defense of Sir Henry Smith.

Obituaries: Bob Clark and Michael Dibdin
Eduardo Zinna remembers the lives of two gentlemen of the entertainment industry.



Regulars


Press Trawl
Chris Scott returns with more from the news from the 19th century.

News and Views

I Beg to Report
From Edvard Munch to Mary Poppins, if it happened, you’ll find it here.



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: Maggie Bird, Stephen Ryder, Keith Skinner, and Eduardo Zinna. Thank you!

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