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Jack the Ripper - The Policeman (Hardback)

A New Suspect

British History True Crime London Victorian Era 19th Century Jack the Ripper

By Rod Beattie
Imprint: Pen & Sword True Crime
Pages: 216
Illustrations: 32 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 9781399017527
Published: 30th July 2022

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Imagine you were a police officer and had been dominated as a child by an abusive mother who didn’t really want you and as an adult had been served bastardy orders twice, firstly by a woman in whose house you lived and then by a woman you had a relationship with.

Then, to top it all after you had become a police officer in another city you arrested a woman you thought was a prostitute, whose subsequent actions caused you to be accused of perjury and you ended up in court at the Old Bailey. Although you were found not guilty, it ruined your career and left you seriously in debt and though you were still a policeman you were taken off the streets and assigned to a menial job guarding a museum.

As a police officer you were in a perfect position to take revenge on those people you thought had ruined you, prostitutes.

This book contains the complete reason Jack the Ripper came to be. It sheds new light on the mystery of the killer. After all, who is going to suspect a policeman going about his daily duties of being one of the world’s most infamous serial killers.

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About Rod Beattie

Rod Beattie lives in Birmingham with his partner of many years and their Golden Retriever named Holly, who naturally rules the house. Rod’s first love has always been music, and he has been playing the guitar for over 50 years. He has a great fascination with anything to do with the role the police played in the Victorian era, although he’s never been in the police. Rod is also a keen photographer.

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