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Good to sink your teeth into
on 13 July 2008
If Jack The Ripper can kill five women (although of course that is open to opinion) in the space of three months and become the most (in)famous serial killer in history, it may seem strange that a man can kill that many in a week to little historical fanfare.
The problem was that the man in question was quickly caught, relatively speaking, and the murders in question happened when Britain, and the world at large, were slightly more preoccupied with the Second World War.
This compelling book looks at the murders, the subsequent arrest and trial and also provides a very interesting viewpoint of life in general in the blackout times.
Given that the crimes were solved relatively quickly and without much controversy, the book does lean more towards general descriptions of the times and places in general but when they are as well written and atmospheric as they undoubtedly are, it adds up to an intriguing and interesting read.
It's also nice for once to see that the police can occasionally get things right.
If you're a true-crime fan, this is a must-read book.