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Jack and Old Jewry: The City of London Policemen Who Hunted the Ripper
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In the early hours of 30th September 1888, the City of London Police force went from being a close bystander to having an active involvement into the investigation of the world's most famous murder case with the death of one woman: Catherine Eddowes. The murderer is still unknown, but has passed into history under the name 'Jack the Ripper'. If you want to try to find out who Jack the Ripper might have been, there are many books to choose from which will help you. But what if you want to know the history of the City of London Police from its humble beginnings, or to know what it would have been like for a Victorian constable walking his beat? What if you wanted an indepth look into the lives of each of the City officers who had a role in the Jack the Ripper investigation, making them more real to you than just a name in the inquest reports? What if you want to know more about Catherine Eddowes and her family, making her more human to you than just a victim? What if you want to know about the history of Mitre Square, where Catherine was found, and Golden Lane Mortuary, where she was taken? With new, fresh information, JACK AND OLD JEWRY: THE CITY OF LONDON POLICEMEN WHO HUNTED THE RIPPER answers these questions.
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The first part of the book covers the history of London policing and the interesting story of how the City of London Police come into existence.
Next the author explains how the City of London Police become assoctied with the most famous unsovled case of the Victorian era. The man who become synonymous as Jack the Ripper, who murdered Catherine Eddowes 30th September 1888 inside the City police boundary, bringing the City of London Police into the investigation in the hunt for a Killer.
The author then moves on to tell the story of the policeman and the doctors who worked for City Police and were involved in the case of Catherine Eddowes some where only briefly involved while others played a large part but all very interesting.
The book truly deserves to be on any true crime readers bookshelf.