Tag: Jack the Ripper

Ripper Hunter

Ripper Hunter: Abberline and the Whitechapel Murders

by M.J. Trow (Pen and Sword, 2012); audiobook read by Terry Wale (Soundings, 2013)

Trow_Ripper Hunter

An ambitious attempt to biographize Inspector Frederick Abberline – a prominent figure in Jack the Ripper fiction but about whom, factually, very little is known. In telling the (quite interesting) history of Abberline’s times, Trow contextualises and thence mostly conjectures his life story.



Whitechapel, Series 1

Whitechapel, Series 1

(ITV, 2009)

Whitechapel 1

Unfortunately, everything about this police drama seems forced: from the premise (a modern-day killer perfectly re-enacting the Ripper murders) to the strained dynamic between lead characters (thirty-nine stab wounds is dismissed as too specific, then coincidental) and even the gritty would-be stylisation.