The Science of Sleuthing

Investigating the Whitechapel Murders #1

Investigating the Whitechapel Murders #1

This autumn marks 130 years since the infamous Whitechapel Murders in 1888. Over a century later, there is an enduring fascination with these brutal killings of vulnerable women on the streets of London’s East End. My interest lies in the policing at the time and, in a series of new blog posts, I’ll be exploring each of the ‘canonical five’ cases to find out how the Victorian detectives faced the challenge of tracking the killer known as ‘Jack the Ripper’…

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