"The London of Jack the Ripper: Then and Now" is a photographic journey through the London of Jack the Ripper, as it was when he stalked the mean streets and alleyways of the capital. Philip Hutchinson and Robert Clack will take the reader on a step-by-step tour of the crime scenes giving a detailed history of the victims, the crimes and the police investigation. Using many previously unpublished photographs and illustrations, the authors put the reader on the very streets that Jack walked, showing the crime scenes, the victims homes, the common lodging houses and the public houses. They show the readers how to retrace the steps the victims took pointing out the changes to that particular area and when those changes occurred. Using only contemporary documents and police files, the authors trace the history of all eleven Whitechapel murders from 1888 to 1891 and discuss other contemporary attacks that may well have been from the same hand. The book will not only be of interest to Ripperologists, but also to those who are interested in the history of London and the East End of London in particular.
PHILIP HUTCHINSON has been a Ripperologist since 1990 and is one of the better-known Ripper tour guides in London. He is the EMCEE of the Whitechapel Society 1888 and one of the major contributors to the Internet's Ripper Resource 'Casebook'. ROBERT CLACK has studied the Whitechapel Murders for over 20 years. He is the author of Death in the Lodging House, and investigation into the murder of Mary Ann Austin in 1901. He has contributed photographs and illustrations to Ripper Notes and Ripperologist.