I've just finished reading Tom's book "The Bank Holiday Murders".
An excellent book. Strong, research-based, introduced a number of new ideas.
It brings a fresh perspective. Some of the other Ripper books start to merge into one as they discuss the same evidence and issues. This one introduces some new ideas which I found interesting.
A real insight for me was the new evidence on Tabard's murder that showed it had more similarities to other Ripper murders. Also interesting to read that Pearl Poll's statements about seeing Tabram with soldiers may have been a lie. I had previously dismissed Tabram as a victim but this brings new thinking.
Also interesting to read how the bayonet wounds could have been from a stick knife, as used by a gentleman.
Would be good to discuss these new insights on the Tabram thread
Hi Craig, thank you for the kind words. For the record, not only gentlemen carried sword sticks at the time. They were rather common. I was surprised by that too but researched newspapers and other sources at the time. We can't be certain by any means, but I think a sword stick is the most likely explanation for the heart wound to Tabram and also the blood between the legs. If her killer was the Ripper, the pen knife and swordstick were afterwards abandoned for better weaponry.