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JACK THE RIPPER AND BLACK MAGIC: Victorian Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies and the Supernatural Mystique of the Whitechapel Murders

by Spiro Dimolianis

Foreword by Stewart P. Evans

Jack the Ripper is a legendary gothic tale of Victorian conspiracies, the supernatural, secret societies and the police. Scotland Yard hunted a serial killer shrouded in politics as the mutilator of East End prostitutes infused pop culture with demonic horror. As the Whitechapel murders of 1888 ceased an authorised mythology had developed that now forms the basis of criminal case studies. But how did these period stories begin and why have they emerged? This book examines historic sources and rare official reports following the evidence through mystery and the mists of time for some credible answers.

[Today's feature is a new book by Australian Writers Online member Spiro Dimolianis on mysteries of the Jack the Ripper murders of Victorian London. For further details and on how to order see:

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  • 592
  • Creative Writing
  • Dec 9, 2002
  • English

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