Crime Investigated: Jack The Ripper: Catch Me When You Can By Igloo Books Review

Jack the Ripper by Geoff Barker

 

Crime Investigated: Jack The Ripper: Catch Me When You Can (2014) by Igloo Books is a very interesting look at the Jack The Ripper case.

 

In this book, there is an overview of the times, Whitechapel where the murders took place and the role of women in society at the time as well as information about the five Ripper victims and other victims of violent deaths who were possible victims of the Ripper. The book also takes a look at the various suspects, the letters the Ripper sent or which were possible hoaxes. There is quite a few gruesome photos in this book that send a chill down your spine as well as many newspaper drawings about the case at the time.

 

I found the book very interesting as well as obviously sad. The overviews really helped show what it was like at the time the murders took place and the theories were well-researched. The author/s did repeat themself/themselves at times which is the only flaw I have with this book. I do like the way the chapters are organised. The structure is great and well thought out.

I like the way the book centres a lot on the victims as well as Jack The Ripper and gave them a human feel as opposed to a statistic.

A very interesting read.

 

To purchase Crime Investigated: Jack The Ripper: Catch Me When You Can by Igloo Books:

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/first-edition/CRIME-INVESTIGATED-JACK-RIPPER-CATCH-WHEN/30224387942/bd

For more about Igloo Books go to:

https://igloobooks.com/

 

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