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Through a form of mental illness deceptively and simplistically christened depression I've been away from "Ripper world" for quite a while...but having maintained some links, I became, (very belatedly), aware of Tom's book and of course had to buy it..It's now halfway through Easter and I'm halfway through the book...Mid-Stride so to speak...it really is a cracker of a book...

I'm taking it slower than I take most books, but that's genuinely a tribute to it's quality..not it's writing...

It's a great read, and if you're holding back from buying it, DON'T...I've always been captivated by the Stride murder and questions raised by it...and so far this guy's doing it for me...

All the best

Dave

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Through a form of mental illness deceptively and simplistically christened depression I've been away from "Ripper world" for quite a while...but having maintained some links, I became, (very belatedly), aware of Tom's book and of course had to buy it..It's now halfway through Easter and I'm halfway through the book...Mid-Stride so to speak...it really is a cracker of a book...

I'm taking it slower than I take most books, but that's genuinely a tribute to it's quality..not it's writing...

It's a great read, and if you're holding back from buying it, DON'T...I've always been captivated by the Stride murder and questions raised by it...and so far this guy's doing it for me...

All the best

Dave
Sorry to hear about the "Black Dog" Dave.
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Through a form of mental illness deceptively and simplistically christened depression I've been away from "Ripper world" for quite a while...but having maintained some links, I became, (very belatedly), aware of Tom's book and of course had to buy it..It's now halfway through Easter and I'm halfway through the book...Mid-Stride so to speak...it really is a cracker of a book...

I'm taking it slower than I take most books, but that's genuinely a tribute to it's quality..not it's writing...

It's a great read, and if you're holding back from buying it, DON'T...I've always been captivated by the Stride murder and questions raised by it...and so far this guy's doing it for me...

All the best

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Best thing I could have read today. And LOL to your 'mid-Stride' comment. I wouldn't say you found it belatedly as I'm not even sure it's been out a month yet. I'm delighted others are as interested in the Stride murder as I am. It's so full of open-ended questions.

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Sorry to hear about the "Black Dog" Dave.
Hi mate...yes but I'm emerging from it...more ups than downs, (though plenty of both!), and a really good read helps, especially in the wee small hours...

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Hi mate...yes but I'm emerging from it...more ups than downs, (though plenty of both!), and a really good read helps, especially in the wee small hours...

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I'm really sorry to hear that, Dave. A terrible thing.
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Through a form of mental illness deceptively and simplistically christened depression I've been away from "Ripper world" for quite a while...but having maintained some links, I became, (very belatedly), aware of Tom's book and of course had to buy it..It's now halfway through Easter and I'm halfway through the book...Mid-Stride so to speak...it really is a cracker of a book...

I'm taking it slower than I take most books, but that's genuinely a tribute to it's quality..not it's writing...

It's a great read, and if you're holding back from buying it, DON'T...I've always been captivated by the Stride murder and questions raised by it...and so far this guy's doing it for me...

All the best

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My most heartfelt sympathy. A really terrible thing, all the best


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Am currently reading.....

The Bank Holiday Murders by Tom Wescott

I must say I'm finding it enthralling and highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it. It gives a total fresh perspective on the case.


One thing I would like to try and clarify if I may (this is directed mainly to Tom, but anyone who can answer it......)

On page 50, whilst discussing the Tabram case..........


What does Reid mean by this, during an interview given to the Northeastern Daily Gazette upon his retirement in april 1896, he states...

"We never in one single instance found a person who had seen a man with any of the murdered women on the evenings they were murdered, so we never had a description of him."


This does not appear to be correct as I'm sure that several of the victims were seen with various men prior to their deaths?

Am I correct in thinking that your (Tom), are trying to emphasize the fact that no one saw Tabram & Connelly in the company of the soldiers like Connelly is well documented as claiming?
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Am currently reading.....

The Bank Holiday Murders by Tom Wescott

I must say I'm finding it enthralling and highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it. It gives a total fresh perspective on the case.


One thing I would like to try and clarify if I may (this is directed mainly to Tom, but anyone who can answer it......)

On page 50, whilst discussing the Tabram case..........


What does Reid mean by this, during an interview given to the Northeastern Daily Gazette upon his retirement in april 1896, he states...

"We never in one single instance found a person who had seen a man with any of the murdered women on the evenings they were murdered, so we never had a description of him."


This does not appear to be correct as I'm sure that several of the victims were seen with various men prior to their deaths?

Am I correct in thinking that your (Tom), are trying to emphasize the fact that no one saw Tabram & Connelly in the company of the soldiers like Connelly is well documented as claiming?
Hi Station Cat, a curious thing about Reid is that he seemed to be completely unaware of almost anything that occurred during the Ripper murders in which he himself had not personally investigated. For instance, he was not aware that the Ripper absconded with portions of his victims's anatomy. However, in cases where he was personally involved, his word carries much weight. Comments such as the one you highlight give us an insight into how much weight he put on certain witnesses, namely Pearly Poll, whom he was very invested in as you know. And this comment was made only 8 years after the murders and just upon his retirement, so he was not a muddled old man.

Thank you for reading the book and for the nice things you said.

Yours truly,

Tom Wescott
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I suspected that might have been the case!!!

I really can't put your book down (well only the write this thread anyway...). Have also bought part 2 can't wait to read that one next!!!!

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