- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 9713.0 KB
- Print Length: 297 pages
- Publisher: B-Division Books (9 Oct. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076BR274B
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,128 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Beginning with the Jack the Ripper murders. It's certainly a worthy addition to anyone's collection with an interest in Jack the Ripper, it briefly documents all the murders but doesn't labour the subject as has been done in countless other books on the subject . Instead it adds some tantalizing information from the mouth of a Victorian beat Bobby to what it was like in Whitechapel during the autumn of terror and what he got up to during the period, which can be overlooked in other Jack the Ripper books, which tend to focus on the high profile figures involved. Which I found very refreshing.
The author then moves onto later cases, which if I'm honest I didn't have a great deal of knowledge about. So I found these later chapters very enlightening and easy to read. The author keeps the reader interested without getting bogged down into to much detail. It is exactly what it says on the cover a source book and having brought the various cases Scholes was involved to light. It paves the way, to seek out other books on the crimes, which go into further detail about the individual cases, should the read choose to do so. I have read it twice now referred back to it on countless occasions so from a personal point of view for less than a tenner, it's been worth every penny.
A hard back version would have been nice with all the photographs contained centrally on glossy paper, as I feel hardback books look better as part of a collection. But the paperback version is fine, albeit my copy is looking well thumbed now.
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The stories are insightful and provide information not generally available to the public. The author sometimes speculates from the evidence who might have committed the crime ... and who probably didn't. Fans of vintage true crime would enjoy these stories.
My only complaint is the unacceptable number of errors, more than 200. I hope the author will try to clean these up and re-release the book.