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New Book: REWRITING WHITECHAPEL's LEGACY: An exercise in Behavioural Science.

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  • New Book: REWRITING WHITECHAPEL's LEGACY: An exercise in Behavioural Science.

    Rewriting Whitechapel's Legacy takes the case in a new direction, using modern investigative techniques. This is an unique approach to a case that has maintained interest for over 130 years.
    But the investigation also considered related facts from the late 19th century, with all facts checked and verified.
    Across the 119 pages, it brings a whole new dimension to the questions of 'How many were actually killed by Jack?" and "Who was Jack?", with annotated historic maps and mapping. Reading through the details of the book will lead to even diehard ripperologists questioning the 'official' story.

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    ABSTRACT: The Whitechapel legacy from the late 1880’s has conjured a vast number of solutions to many questions such as ‘Who was killed?’ and ‘Who was Jack?’. It is a classic cold case but one that regularly fails to include perspective, verified investigative techniques and logical deductive thinking. Much has been written about the district of Whitechapel but in considering the question of ‘Who was the killer?’, one must go back to the start and consider who was killed by the same person.

    Life and living was hard in Whitechapel. Overcrowding, object poverty and illness were factors that inflicted the residents. It has been described as seedy and crime ridden, but Whitechapel was not alone as a London district to suffer these problems; and not every resident was regarded as poor. Whitechapel may have been viewed as a hard place to live, but before 1888, the district had deaths like any other but none as a result of homicide. Mortality rates were high but causes were recorded as natural, illness/disease, accidental or suicide. One night in August 1888 changed that…

    ‘Rewriting Whitechapel’s Legacy’ provides the opportunity to apply Behavioural Science to this lasting cold case and present an intelligent investigation of the events. One supported by techniques and evidence that identifies a new figure whose verified background makes him a very significant person. It provides answers to who was killed, who was Jack ‘in name’ and who was Jack ‘the person’.
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    Rewriting Whitechapel's Legacy: An exercise in Behavioural Science eBook : Adams, Mike: Kindle Store

  • #2
    Mike Adams is the name of the author.

    Mike, good luck with the book!


    • #3
      It looks interesting.

      My only caveat is that at the equivalent of 119 pages, it seems to me that 119 pages probably won't be long enough to do justice to this fascinating subject.

      I am of the same view re Christer Holmgren's book "Cutting Point", which runs to 206 pages.


      • #4
        My fiction novel is already over 280 pages and I feel I had to sacrifice so much detail already. I probably have another 150 pages.
        "When the legend becomes fact... print the legend"
        - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)


        • #5
          mpriestnall Thank you


          • #6
            barnflatwyngarde A large page count was not the focus. I could easily have increased the page numbers BUT one of my objectives was to present the material in a straightforward way, for a jury to follow for example.
            A lot of technical and background details are superfluous in a criminal trial, as you want the jury to understand the information presented and follow it through to their deliberations.
            To make the book more accessible and include non ripper enthusiasts, the style I adopted was one of 'easy to read'.
            But it is a complete story...


            • #7
              This looks interesting.

              Will it be available as an "old school" book at any point?

              I do have a Kindle, but I just can't take to it....