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The Thames Torso Murders Kindle Edition

3.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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About the Author

M.J. Trow has written highly praised historical biographies as well as studies of true crime. He is also a very successful novelist. He has written lives of Boudicca, Vlad the Impaler, Kit Marlowe and the hero of the Charge of the Light Brigade, Captain William Morris. Among his most recent books are War Crimes: Underworld Britain in the Second World War, Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in the Isle of Wight and the best-selling Jack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer. He has also produced 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1949 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wharncliffe (24 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091WB4ZI
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Thoroughly enjoyable overview of the little known Thames Torso murders plaguing late Victorian London.What makes this a great read is the author really captures the atmosphere of the times,the same London that Jack the Ripper walked.After reading this I believe if it wasn't for the letters supposedly written by Jack the Ripper it would be the Torso Murderer we would be still discussing,to me its a far more interesting case than the Ripper and one that went on for years not a few months.
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I found this book very interesting and intriguing. I have read lots of books on jack the ripper but this is the first book I've read about the torso murders, although I have heard of it. There's some interesting chapters in the book. But the whole book I found you just can't put down, not even to put the kettle on to make a cup of tea. ! A good read !
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Interesting and entertaining and gives a good view on life during theses times. I wish I had a history teacher like him when I was at school
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The author has put in lots and lots of research on this book. I really found it interesting, plus you can read a chapter at a time and not lose the thread of what you are reading. Knowing the parts of London discussed I found it fascinating finding out what happened there in the past. A good factual book.
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I found this book very difficult to get into.The first 20% is all about the history of the river,and the rest is very unclear and all over the place.I dint even bother to finish it.
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The Thames Torso Murders took place before and during the autumn of terror in Whitechapel but nothing is ever heard of them.
The first couple of chapters give the sort of description of the Thames one might find in Jerome K Jerome. The writer then wastes no time on getting onto his favourite subject, Jack the Ripper. In the notes there are references to some of the books he has written on Jack which if you haven't read them might induce you to do so. At the start of the book there is a very helpful drawing of the Thames indicating where the body parts were found. The second half of the book was very good, but we are told very little about the Torso murders, simply because nothing is known about them and they were upstaged by Saucy Jack.
So I would recommend it as a valuable list of the body p0arts and where they were found (some in the foundations of Scotland Yard would you believe), but beyond that, the Thames Torso Murders are as big a mystery as ever. And it is one of only two books on the subject.
A sadly overlooked mystery. Just who was the Torso murderer? We have plenty candidates for Jack, but who was this guy?
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I ordered this because I enjoy M J Trow's Mad Max books, and this was a chance to see how he addressed a non-fictional topic.

It has obviously been very thoroughly researched and is also very readable.

This book has encouraged me to explore more in this genre
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I knew nothing whatsoever about this series of brutal murders until I read this book. The book is well researched and well written and, if you like true life crime stories...with a dash of mystery & the macabre...then this book is most definitely a "must read".
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