True Crime

Throughout British and Irish history, people have been fascinated with the what, why and how of crime with a particular focus on murders, such as Jack the Ripper!

Was Jack the Ripper a cannibal?

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HOWARD JACKSON argues Jack the Ripper may have been a cannibal in this exclusive extract from his book. Too Darn Hot...
Jack the Ripper Suspects

The Macnaghten Memoranda and Jack the Ripper Suspects

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Ripperologist JON REES explores the Jack the Ripper suspects named in the McNaughten Memoranda in 1894.
Aaron Kosminski

Has DNA proved Aaron Kosminski was Jack the Ripper?

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Ripperologist JON REES reviews the sensational new book "Naming Jack The Ripper" and says the evidence against Aaron Kosminski seems far from conclusive
Life was hard for women in Cardiff during the Victorian era

Shocking dark history of 19th Century Cardiff prostitution

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CLAIRE BARRAND reveals the lack of sympathy shown to impoverished women forced into crime and prostitution in Victorian Wales

5 Best Jack the Ripper Comic Books You Must Read

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Ripperologist JON REES selects his favourite Jack the Ripper comic books and graphic novels
Mary Pearcy

Mary Pearcey, the Hampstead Murderess

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Mary Pearcey committed crimes were so horrific that she's been suspected of being Jack the Ripper, says JON REES
Mary Jane Kelly

Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper’s Final Victim

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Today is the 125th anniversary of the murder of Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper's last victim. Ripperologist JON REES reports ...

Dr Crippen’s Strange Legacy

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at some of the more notable and telling incidents and references in Crippen’s post-execution career

13 things you didn’t know about Jack the Ripper

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Noted Ripperologist JON REES reveals some little known facts about Jack the Ripper

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones: Aberdeen's Sack Murder

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DR FIONA-JANE BROWN reveals how the new science of forensics revealed Aberdeen's Sack Murderer in 1934
Was Jack the Ripper a Woman?

Was Jack the Ripper a woman?

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Guest writer JOHN MORRIS argues the reason we're never found the Whitechapel murderer is because Jack the Ripper was really a Jill

‘Naming Jack the Ripper’ doesn’t prove Jack

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews the new sensational book, Naming Jack the Ripper by Russell Edwards

Why does Jack the Ripper still matter?

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JON REES says the 125th anniversary of the Whitechapel Murders gives us an unique opportunity to explore the dark side of London history

Are these ghosts Jack the Ripper?

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JON REES tells us Jack the Ripper speculation isn't limited to the life of the East End serial killer

Henry Bertram Starr, the case of the Blackpool Ripper

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Henry Bertram Starr became known as the Blackpool Ripper following the vicious 1903 killing of his wife, guest writer ZOWIE SWAN says

Mary Ann Cotton and The Haunted Bench

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A bench in West Auckland is haunted by the ghost of female serial killer Mary Ann Cotton, says GAYLE FIDLER

Who was Jack the Ripper?

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Who was Jack the Ripper? Ripperologist JON REES gives us some of his thoughts...

How Half Hangit’ Margaret Dickson survived the hangman’s noose

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Margaret Dickson was hanged for killing her baby, but survived to tell about it. TACE DORRIS reveals the strange tale of ‘Half Hangit’ Maggie!
Maria Marten Red Barn Murder

Maria Marten and the ‘Murder in the Red Barn’ on Film

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MARK FRYERS looks at how the tragic tale of Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn endures on film...
Jack the Ripper Books

6 Essential Beginners’ Guides to Jack the Ripper

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Ripperologist JON REES recommends top guides for people wanting to learn about Jack the Ripper
Charlotte Dymond

Charlotte Dymond’s Ghost, A Body on Bodmin Moor

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MATTHEW BANKS explores Charlotte Dymond's murder in 1844 on Bodmin Moor, and whether the man man hanged for it was falsely accused

Serial killer ghost haunts Shrewsbury Castle

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PHILIP DAVIES says the ghost of Bloody Jack, Shrewsbury’s only reported serial killer, haunts Shrewsbury Castle

A Madman Feeds and Dances with a Corpse: Is this the foulest story ever?

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ANDREW GARVEY looks at one of London's Illustrated Police News' most grisly articles
Scottish serial killers

8 Scottish serial killers who shocked the world

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Guest writer JOHN MILTON has got down and dirty with these Scottish serial killers

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Wycoller Hall

Wycoller Hall’s Ghosts and Legends

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Guest writer PETER CRAWLEY says spirits still roam Wycoller Hall, one of Lancashire's many haunted mansions