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Old 09-28-2010, 10:22 AM
Stewart P Evans Stewart P Evans is offline
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Default The Complete Jack the Ripper A To Z

The brand new The Complete Jack the Ripper A To Z now has two 'Best' entries, as follows -

BEST, -
Journalist. Alleged author of 'Jack the Ripper' letters.

and

BEST, FREDERICK (b. c.1858)
Journalist working for the Star.

According to the authors Cook 'does not connect Frederick Best with the journalist Best.' They also state that in a letter to them (in September 2009), Cook had explained that although aware of Best's confession [i.e. the Morland story] he had omitted it from his book for fear it would 'interrupt the flow of his narrative'.

Make what you will of that.
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