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Who Was Jack The Ripper ? (H Division, 2019)

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  • #16
    I’ve ordered a copy to see how Ed Stow has fitted Charles Lechmere up.

    Not just that, of course, the other theories look interesting.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Cogidubnus View Post
      I stifled a wry smile when I read the review by the lady who said her initial instinct was to distrust articles written by persons from a non-academic background...guess who did sociology or media studies?
      Martin Fido didn't come from an academic background, of course. What was he...let me see, a university teacher? Ah, yes. Not every author chooses to stick PhD after their name or Dr before it, of course.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Gary Barnett View Post
        the other theories look interesting.
        The “Keith Stride” chapter is interesting, in its own not-so-unique way.

        But more on that later.

        JM

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        • #19
          Originally posted by JMenges View Post
          The “Keith Stride” chapter is interesting, in its own not-so-unique way.

          But more on that later.

          JM
          I see it’s Barnett he has in the frame. I would have been far more interested if it had been Morgenstern.

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          • #20
            who and how many suspects are looked at here?

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            • #21
              Bachert, Barnett, Bury, Druitt, Cohen, Hutchinson, Kosminski, Lechmere, Levy, Mann, Tumblety plus person(s) unknown...Although I have the book, it currently lays in my awaiting reading pile, so that's what the contents page says anyhow!

              Dave

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Paul View Post
                Martin Fido didn't come from an academic background, of course.
                Pfft! Balliol College Oxford... never 'eard of it
                Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                "Suche Nullen"
                (F. Nietzsche)

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                • #23
                  It was probably Will Hay's Balliol.

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                  • #24
                    From the book:


                    A retired journalist and resident of London's East End, Keith Stride is one of the original members of H Division Crime Club. An interest in the Ripper murders started in the centenary year of 1888 and for the past thirty years Keith has produced many articles on the murders for crime magazines such as Top Detective, The Dagger and Murder Most Foul. Keith is currently working on a book called Witness 88, which focuses on the stories told by the East End locals during the autumn of terror.

                    Yet no one seems to have heard of him, and the internet hasn't heard of this true crime writer, either.


                    JM

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                    • #25
                      Must admit I've never come across him since the 90's when I realised there were other weirdos out there.......

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Steve Stanley View Post
                        Must admit I've never come across him since the 90's when I realised there were other weirdos out there.......
                        I’m just curious, if I’d like to ask him questions about his chapter (and I do have questions) is he around to respond? It’s like he doesn’t exist. Strange.

                        JM

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                        • #27
                          That's a mystery in itself, isn't it? Who is Keith Stride?


                          Regards


                          Sid James

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
                            It was probably Will Hay's Balliol.
                            ...or Fred Kite's:

                            Kite: I see from your particklers you was at college in Oxford. I was up there myself.
                            Windrush: Really?
                            Kite: Yes. Balliol summer school, 1946. Very good toast and preserves they serve at tea time, as you probably know.
                            Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                            "Suche Nullen"
                            (F. Nietzsche)

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                            • #29
                              My father had been a light blue - mainly due to poor circulation. (Neddie Seagoon)

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by JMenges View Post
                                I’m just curious, if I’d like to ask him questions about his chapter (and I do have questions) is he around to respond? It’s like he doesn’t exist. Strange.

                                JM
                                Perhaps it's someone else writing under a pen name?

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