The Poison Murders of Jack the Ripper: His Final Crimes, Trial and Execution

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R. Michael Gordon is the author of several books, and has written extensively on Victorian London and the Ripper phenomenon. He lives in Long Beach, California.
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Overview

R. Michael Gordon is the author of several books, and has written extensively on Victorian London and the Ripper phenomenon. He lives in Long Beach, California.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786433278
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/17/2008
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Michael Gordon is the author of several books, and has written extensively on Victorian London and the Ripper phenomenon. He lives in Long Beach, California.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Prologue - A Young Man from Poland     1
A Background of Serial Murder
The Ripper and Torso Murders     3
The American Murders of Jack the Ripper     37
The Poison Work of Jack the Ripper
A Serial Killer Returns to London     49
Mrs. Spink and a Man Called Chapman     57
The Slow Death of Bessie Taylor     71
A Barmaid Named Maud     81
A Death at George's American Bar     89
The Arrest of a Serial Killer     100
The Investigation of a Serial Killer
The Investigation Begins: Other Crimes and a Final Torso     109
Coroner Waldo's Inquest: The Maud Marsh Matter     115
The Police Court Does Its Work: The Case of the Borough Poisoner     133
The Police Court Continues: Focus on Mrs. Spink and Bessie Taylor     139
The King's Justice
The First Day of Trial: The Case of the Borough Poisoner     151
The Second Day of Testimony     162
Requiem for a Serial Killer     170
"You've Got Jack the Ripper at Last"     178
The Future of Jack the Ripper
A Century of Speculation and a Pub called the Crown     183
A Chronology of the Borough Poisoner     201
Bibliography     203
Index     209
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