As we retrace the trail of the notorious Jack the Ripper murders, you will learn about the plague pits, the Bloody Tower, Traitor’s Gate and several notoriously haunted areas of the East End of London. Discover how traitors and criminals were punished, why the Ripper was never caught and what life was really like for people living and dying here. This walking tour lasts around 2.5 hours.
This private walking tour will transport you back to the dark and chilling world of the Whitechapel Murders in East London. Follow in the footsteps of the notorious and never identified Jack the Ripper.During the autumn of 1888, Jack the Ripper murdered, at least, five women with several other horrendous killings before and afterwards that may or may not have been carried out at the hands of the man voted The Worst Briton of All Time. Explore the old streets of Whitechapel on this private 2.5 hour day-time tour (so you can actually see everything properly) and learn what life was like for the people who lived here. We've had everyone from school-children to corporate bankers on this tour as well those who just want to see a different side of London. With the seal of approval of homicide detectives from New York, London, Melbourne and many other places and even enjoyed by some of the team behind the BBC show 'Ripper Street'.
'I'm the King of the Castle... Macabre, fantastical and a benchmark production for children's television in the 1970s, King of the Castle was created by Doctor Who stalwarts Bob Baker and Dave Martin as one of the run of outstanding children's dramas HTV produced in that decade. Featuring strong direction and a script which expertly melds fantasy and reality, the series boasts solid performances from genre stalwarts Fulton Mackay, Milton Johns and Talfryn Thomas as well as Philip Da Costa as the series' hero, Roland. Recently moved to a crumbling tower block of flats, Roland's cleverness marks him out for rough treatment from the gang who haunt the stairwells. Fleeing from Ripper, the gangleader, he plummets to earth in a lift that should be broken... waking up he finds himself in the grotesque and eerie fantasy world of 'The Castle' - a twisted version of the tower block, filled with gruesome versions of the people he knows. Can Roland find the missing keys he needs to become 'King of the Castle'? One of the most memorable television series of the '70s is available here, for the very first time in any video format. Episode three no longer exists in the archive in any format and the version included on this set is taken from an off-air VHS.
He was his era's most wanted man, leaving behind him a string of mutilated victims that terrified the world. Yet despite a wealth of tantalizing evidence - eyewitnesses who saw him with his victims, his taunting letters to police, and forensic evidence gathered from the dead - Jack the Ripper has never been conclusively unmasked, and his identity remains unknown. Alexander Kennedy gives a compact overview of the Ripper saga, examining the killings from every side. Here we experience the desperate race of police to stop the Ripper before he strikes again, and the role of newspapers in shaping the Ripper legend. We look at each of the so-called "canonical" murders, and also the possibility that the Ripper might have killed more women than generally realized. And then we chase down the many answers to the most burning question of all: Whodunit? Both novices and hardcore "Ripperologists" will appreciate Alexander Kennedy's fresh, insightful take on history's most iconic killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069261/bk_acx0_069261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This memoir was recently discovered and appears to have been written in the 1920s by someone who asserts that he was Jack the Ripper. This person is James Willoughby Carnac, and this memoir was written shortly before his death. It is an account of his entire life, including a few short months in 1888 when he became the murderer known to posterity as Jack the Ripper. This book introduces a new suspect for the infamous murders in Whitechapel in 1888. There is information here that does not appear to be derived from contemporary newspapers or any other publications, and the descriptions of Tottenham in the 1870s, the visits to performances of Jekyll and Hyde, and the intricate geography of Whitechapel in 1888 are written with pin-point accuracy. There is also a credible motive given for James becoming the murderer Jack, and also a reason for the end of the murders. Given the fact that the author also appeared to have knowledge about aspects of the case not in the public arena at the time, it could be that this actually is the autobiography of Jack the Ripper. Ultimately, it is up to the listeners to decide if they believe the mystery has been solved at last, but even if they end up deciding the account to be a work of fiction, it would still be one of the very earliest imaginings of the Ripper case, written in the early years of the 20th century, a fascinating piece of period writing and a worthy addition to the Ripper canon. Whatever side listeners come down on, there is no question that this book will be a source of much debate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows, Christian Rodska. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001228/bk_rhuk_001228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Who was Inspector Frederick Abberline, the lead detective in the Jack the Ripper case? Why did he and his fellow policemen fail to catch the most notorious serial killer of Victorian England? What was he like as a man, as a professional policeman, one of the best detectives of his generation? And how did he investigate the sequence of squalid, bloody murders that repelled - and fascinated - contemporaries and has been the subject of keen controversy ever since? Here at last in M. J. Trow’s compelling biography of this preeminent Victorian policeman are the answers to these intriguing questions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Wale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001895/bk_isis_001895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper-style killer while two innocent men nearly paid for one of his crimes with their lives. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, collections of true crime, novels, a graphic novel, and the FX television series American Horror Story. But the real story of the Axeman of New Orleans has never been written - until now. The Axeman repeatedly broke into the homes of Italian grocers in the dead of night, leaving his victims in a pool of blood. Iorlando Jordano, an innocent Italian grocer, and his teenage son Frank were wrongly accused of one of those murders; corrupt officials convicted them with coerced testimony. Miriam C. Davis here expertly tells the story of the search for the Axeman and of the eventual exoneration of the innocent Jordanos. She proves that the person mostly widely suspected of being the Axeman was not the killer. She also shows what few have suspected - that the Axeman continued killing after leaving New Orleans in 1919. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007141/bk_tant_007141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There was more to wartime London than stiff upper lips and rousing choruses of 'Roll Out the Barrel'. There was crime and plenty of it in the time of blackouts, Blitz and bloodshed, and it is chronicled here in this lively and accessible history. Criminals hunted their prey without fear of reprisal. Many operated under the cover of darkness, emerging when the city sank into the oblivion of its nightly blackout. Others simply struck whenever opportunity presented itself. At a time when Londoners were pulling together in the face of terrible adversity, there were an increasing number of looters, racketeers, terrorists, criminal gangs, prostitutes, rapists and murderers stalking the bomb-ravaged, panic-ridden streets, and this audiobook chronicles the rapid rise of crime throughout this turbulent period. Indeed, wartime London was a criminal's paradise. The number of bodies being retrieved during the Blitz made it virtually impossible for authorities to perform autopsies on all of them. The question soon arose: who were the victims of bombings, and who had simply been murdered? Coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the London Blitz, award-winning crime writer Simon Read paints a vivid picture of what life was really like in 1940s London profiles the crimes of its most notorious perpetrators, including the Blackout Ripper, Chicago Joe, the Elephant Boys, and the infamous Rillington Place Murderer, John Reginald Christie. About the author: Simon Read's true crime publications include Human Game: The True Story of the 'Great Escape' Murders and the Hunt for the Gestapo Gunmen; War of Worlds; The Blackout Murders and On the House: The Bizarre Killing of Michael Malloy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kim Hartman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000053/bk_lbrk_000053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A witty and candid memoir of life at the Bar and on the Bench, from former High Court Judge Sir Harry Ognall. The Hon. Sir Harry Ognall is a retired judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division. For many years, he enjoyed a formidable reputation as an advocate at the criminal Bar. As counsel, and later as judge, he was involved in numerous high-profile trials, both here and abroad. Among many cases as a QC, he prosecuted Peter Sutcliffe, the so-called 'Yorkshire Ripper'. He successfully defended six officers of the Air Force of Zimbabwe at their trial in Harare, where they faced a charge of treasonable sabotage. As a judge, he presided over the trial of Colin Stagg (the alleged 'Wimbledon Common murderer'), the trial arising from the Lyme Bay canoe tragedy, and the trial for the first time in the United Kingdom of a doctor's alleged involvement in euthanasia. Thoughtful and provocative, Sir Harry has advice for the aspiring young advocate and invests this penetrating memoir with warmth, humour and understanding. His frank portrait of a lifetime in the criminal law offers unique perspectives on some of the most notorious cases of the 20th century and fascinating insights into a colourful professional life and the burdens and responsibilities that come with the privilege of high judicial office. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Grady. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003211/bk_hcuk_003211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.