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  • Paul
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    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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  • Gary Barnett
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    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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  • Sam Flynn
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    Originally posted by JMenges View Post
    He’s referencing “Keith Stride” here since this is Canter sharing his introduction to this very book.
    Curses!

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  • Guest
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    Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
    There's a paper by David Canter citing a certain Keith Stride who posits Mary Kelly's lover (Barnett? Fleming? Morganstone?) as JTR. While he doesn't give further details on his source, you can read Canter's paper here:
    http://www.davidcanter.com/wp-conten...ect-1-Copy.pdf
    He’s referencing “Keith Stride” here since this is Canter sharing his introduction to this very book.

    JM

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  • Robert Linford
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    That's probably the one, then. Can't find him on the net.

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  • Sam Flynn
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    Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
    Surely not this man, unless he has an angle on Druitt?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Stride
    There's a paper by David Canter citing a certain Keith Stride who posits Mary Kelly's lover (Barnett? Fleming? Morganstone?) as JTR. While he doesn't give further details on his source, you can read Canter's paper here:
    http://www.davidcanter.com/wp-conten...ect-1-Copy.pdf

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  • Sam Flynn
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    Originally posted by JMenges View Post
    No one?


    JM
    A faint bell rung in my head that Keith Stride was a relative of Liz Stride based in Australia. After a bit of a search, it turns out I wasn't far out, but I was actually thinking of Barbara and Ken Stride from New Zealand. (Barbie and Ken... who'd a thunk it?)

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  • Robert Linford
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    Surely not this man, unless he has an angle on Druitt?


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Stride

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  • Guest
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    Originally posted by JMenges View Post
    Who is Keith Stride?

    JM
    No one?


    JM

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  • Cogidubnus
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    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?

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  • Guest
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    Who is Keith Stride?

    JM

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  • Howard Brown
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    September 5, 2019

    The first lot of reviews are coming in for the new book by H Division Crime Club and I have to say I’m very impressed. Have a look guys and grab your own copy and tell us what you think
    -Rick Cobb-


    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...SESyxlxWVRc8yQ

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  • Rick Cobb
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    Nobody knows why the murders stopped and for decades rumours have been circulated that the killer must have died, or committed suicide.

    Perhaps his family locked him away in an asylum or maybe he left the country to pursue his bloodlust somewhere else.

    One thing that is for certain, along with the other killer(s) involved in the Whitechapel murders, his true identity has never been ascertained.

    The Ripper case is best described as a great whodunit novel with the back page ripped out. For the last 130 years, generations of armchair detectives, historians and researchers have attempted to fill in that page with their preferred choice of suspect.

    As early as the second of the canonical five murders, the game of hunt the Ripper had begun. Local residents of the area were focused on a shadowy character that went by the nickname ‘Leather Apron’.

    Butchers, doctors and slaughtermen would follow, each taking their place as the new hot favourite to be the killer.

    The police at the time put forward their own theories as to who the killer may have been. Some, namely Sir Robert Anderson, who was assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, went so far as to say the killer was identified but could not be prosecuted.

    Other senior detectives suggested the killer may have fled the country or drowned in the Thames. Some just maintained the killer was never caught. It seems they all had their own story to tell.

    By the 1970s the Ripper’s story had moved out of the East End, climbed the social ladder and was now dining with royalty or perhaps drawing some grand pieces of art. As the years progressed he was even writing classic novels such as Alice in Wonderland.

    He seemed to be moving further and further away from where the crimes happened.
    So maybe now, after 130 years, it’s time we brought the Ripper back home.

    Let us return to the crime scene and strip down the Ripperology beast to the basic origins of the investigation. From here, let us look at the suspects that present themselves to us and ask some very important questions.

    If the murders happened today, who would the police consider a person of interest?

    With this in mind, we have taken two key principles of the investigation. Who did the police seriously suspect and who was in the immediate area at the time?

    These are the questions all modern researchers should be asking and we hope this book will help you find the answers.

    Who was Jack the Ripper? The most in-depth study ever undertaken on the most likely suspects, is available now to pre-order - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Who-was-Jac.../dp/152674872X

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  • Rick Cobb
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    Pen and Sword are releasing the book first and then i will be selling them through my business, so we will make it available to all. I’ll keep you upto date with whats happening in America.

    There should be another H Division book out next year which will focus on the police investigation into the Whitechapel murders, just in time for Jack the Ripper conference 2020, so keep your eyes out for it.


    Thanks


    Ricky Cobb

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  • Anna Morris
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    Looks good. When is it available in the U.S.?

    (DNA and microfiber evidence would solve the case if it happened today. Not to mention CCTV, etc.)

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