Ripper book featured in Mirror

Enjoyed opening the Daily Mirror today to see a double-page spread devoted to The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper.

I was asked to write the piece a couple of weeks ago and the Mirror’s features people have been working on it over the weekend. And it looks terrific.

The first couple of reviews on Amazon have been encouraging, too, including this one from an Amazon Top 500 reviewer: ‘This new book, which caught my eye on a supermarket shelf yesterday via it’s excellent front cover, gave me what I can only describe as a complete account of these terrible happenings, and true crime buffs are in for a real treat. Author Robin Jarossi has done his research very well, drawing from the original case files, reading all of the contemporary news items that were published in the newspapers, as well as every other book that has written about the ’60’s Ripper’, not to mention actually conducting fresh interviews with several reporters from the era, as well as some of today’s police experts.’

Pictured: Policeman standing at spot where body was found, in between fence (on left) and brick hut near embankment. Bridget O'Hara was a confirmed victim of serial killer known as 'Jack the Stripper' who was operating in London 1964-1965 and killed 6-8 women prostitutes & dumped their bodies around london or in the River Thames. The serial killer has never been caught.
Crime Scene in Acton where the body of Bridget O’Hara was found on 16 February 1965. Mirrorpix
Mary Fleming's body was found by George Heard (34) from his bedroom window this morning. Her death was attributed to the work of a serial killer known as Jack the Stripper. Also known as, The Hammersmith Murders case 1964-1965, when a serial killer was operating in London and killed 6-8 women prostitutes & dumped their bodies around london or in the River Thames. The serial killer has never been caught. *** Local Caption *** George Heard (34) of 53 Berrymede Road
Murder victim Mary Fleming was found, in Berrymede Road, Chiswick, July 1964. Mirrorpix
Jack the Stripper murder case in London 1964 -1965. Between six and eight nude bodies were discovered around London and in the River Thames in the unsolved case, also known as the "Hammersmith murders" or "Hammersmith nudes" case. His six confirmed victims, prostitutes Hannah Tailford, Irene Lockwood, Helene Barthelemy, Mary Flemming, Margaret McGowan, and Bridget "Bridie" O'Hara, were all killed by asphyxiation, strangulation or drowning and were all found naked, except with stockings. The two other women prostitutes Elizabeth Figg and Gwyneth Rees had uncertain cases as there were differences with the other women. Both were manually strangled, but both were found naked except for their stockings with their underwear lodged in their throats. Picture shows: Police detectives Inspector Oxford and Chief Inspector John Durose at 182a Hammersmith Grove during the police investigation. February 1964.
Police detectives Inspector Oxford and Chief Superintendent John du Rose in Hammersmith Grove during the police investigation:February 1964. Mirrorpix

2 thoughts on “Ripper book featured in Mirror

  1. Thank you for quoting my review on this article. I think you’re book was an excellent, thorough account of this intriguing case. I have read it twice now, and hope that you decide to write more books.

    Best wishes

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