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Follow The Trail Of 'Jack The Ripper' In Oxygen Book Club's February 2022 Book

Co-authors Richard Charles Cobb and Mark Davis use original sources to give the most detailed look into Jack The Ripper and his killing spree yet.

By Becca van Sambeck
On The Trail Of Jack The Ripper by Richard Charles Cobb

Oxygen Book Club highlights books in the crime sphere each month and features exclusive interviews, guided discussions, and more.

He's one of the most famous serial killers of all time — and he's never been identified

In the 1880s, London was terrorized by Jack the Ripper, a person who murdered and mutilated five women from impoverished backgrounds in the Whitechapel neighborhoods. The Ripper's killing spree has been extensively explored — but "On The Trail Of Jack The Ripper" takes a deeper dive than ever before. The gripping nonfiction read, authored by Richard Charles Cobb and Mark Davis, is Oxygen Book Club's February 2022 pick.

Here's what to expect from the book, according to the synopsis:

"True crime and social historians Richard C. Cobb and Mark Davis return to the Whitechapel of 1888 to see what remains from this dark time in London's history and to take the reader on a step-by-step tour of the modern world of Jack the Ripper, giving a detailed history of the victims, the crimes, and the police investigation. We also look at other victims (outside the accepted five) which may have been killed by the same man.

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Using the original police reports, state of the art photographs, unseen images, and diagrams, they present the truth about what actually happened in the autumn of 1888 and what remains of Jack the Ripper's London today. They also focus on the ever changing face of London's End End, giving the reader a real sense of how the past meets the present in arguably London's most vibrant and cultural quarter…where the shadow of the Ripper is never too far away."

Read "On The Trail Of Jack The Ripper" with Oxygen Book Club, and keep an eye out for our video interviews with the author, as well as guided discussion questions. Happy reading!

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