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Capturing Jack the Ripper / Neil R. A. Bell.

Author/creator Bell, N. R. A.
Format Book and Print
EditionThird edition.
Publication Info Stroud, Gloucestershire [England] : Amberley Publishing, [2016]
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description255 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents Part One: The Establishment of the Police Force -- I beg to report -- The birth of the Bobby -- Recruitment -- Police Stations and Section Houses -- Blue Bottles -- Tecs -- Part Two: The Murders -- Emma Smith, 4 April 1888 -- Martha Tabram, 7 August 1888 -- Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols, 31 August 1888 -- Annie Chapman, 8 September 1888 -- Elisabeth Stride, 30 September 1888 -- Letters, Leaflets, Lusk and a Lull -- Mary Jane Kelly, 9 November 1888 -- After the Canon, 1888-91.
Abstract "During the autumn of 1888 a serial killer stalked, brutally murdering his way through the East End of London. Some called him the 'Whitechapel Monster,' while locals referred to him as 'Leather Apron,' but to the world he was known as Jack the Ripper. The responsibility to capture this 'murderous fiend' fell upon the men of London's Metropolitan and City police forces. 'Capturing Jack the Ripper' investigates the working lives of these men, and what it took to become one of Queen Victoria's police constables, from recruitment to training to life as a bobby. This book provides an insight into police life, as well as an in-depth view of the investigation at the height of the Ripper murders."--Jacket.
General noteFrist published 2014.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.

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