Ripper Hunter

Abberline and the Whitechapel Murders

M.J. Trow

 
Date Published :
December 2012
Publisher :
Wharncliffe
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848847637
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Who was Inspector Frederick Abberline, the lead detective in the Jack the Ripper case? Why did he and his fellow policemen fail to catch the most notorious serial killer of Victorian England? What was he like as a man, as a professional policeman, one of the best detectives of his generation? And how did he investigate the sequence of squalid, bloody murders that repelled – and fascinated – contemporaries and has been the subject of keen controversy ever since? Here at last in M.J. Trow’s compelling biography of this pre-eminent Victorian policeman are the answers to these intriguing questions. Abberline’s story gives us insight into his remarkable career, into the routines of Victorian policing, and into the Ripper case as it was seen by the best police minds of the day.

About The Author
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M.J. Trow has written highly praised historical biographies as well as studies of true crime. He is also a very successful novelist.Among his recent publications are lives of Boudicca, Vlad the Impaler, Kit Marlowe, the hero of the Charge of the Light Brigade, Captain William Morris, War Crimes: Underworld Britain in the Second World War and The Cato Street Conspiracy.He has produced several best-selling accounts of criminal cases, in particular volumes on Derek Bentley, the Wigwam Murder and Jack the Ripper, but he is perhaps best known for his many novels which include the Lestrade and Maxwell series.

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