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Jack’s Back


For scholars of the Ripper case, (England’s Lizzie Borden), this summer looks like a bumper season. New from Peter Ackroyd is Jack the Ripper and The East End, a hefty volume containing copious maps, photographs and essays.  Amazon has a few used copies in the 40-60 dollar range. The book is enjoying mixed reviews, mostly positive all in all.  Those who don’t mind the depressing exchange rate for the dollar can visit the new Jack the Ripper Exhibit at the Museum in Docklands touted as “… the first time the public will have the opportunity to examine the original police documents relating to the murders and their investigation.”

For more information visit  The exhibition runs through November 2nd.