The main feature is a hugely detailed article looking at"Ripper Notes: America Looks at Jack the Ripper" is a collection of essays about the notorious Whitechapel serial killer, Jack the Ripper, and other topics that shed new light on the case.
The main feature is a hugely detailed article looking at the various suspects in the death and mutilation of prostitute Carrie Brown in New York after the Ripper killings ended. Author Wolf Vanderlinden not only looks into who did or did not kill "Shakespeare" but also if it might have been Jack the Ripper away from his normal Whitechapel hunting grounds. There is also a a recently rediscovered 1892 interview with the Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard's Criminal Investigation Division in charge of the Whitechapel murders. Dr. Robert Anderson talks about a lot of different topics, but most interesting is what he says -- and doesn't say -- about the Ripper crimes. This is an important piece because many theorists base their Ripper suspects upon things Anderson said many years after he retired, yet this interview takes place just a few years after the murders. Also included are coverage of the U.S. Ripper conference in Baltimore with two of the presentations (by John Hacker and Stan Russo) reproduced and updated, as well as short articles by Thomas Wescott and Howard Brown. All of the essays are extensively illustrated with woodcuts, photos, diagrams and other images.
Ripper Notes is a nonfiction anthology series covering all aspects of the Jack the Ripper murder case....Continua