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|Named Person:||Jack, the Ripper.; Jack (the Ripper); Jack, the Ripper.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stewart P Evans; Paul Gainey
|Notes:||Originally published: The lodger. London : Century Random House, 1995.|
|Description:||xx, 293 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Stewart P. Evans and Paul Gainey.|
Ripper's murderous spree, Inspector John George Littlechild, then retired, laments in his fateful letter: "to my mind a very likely [suspect] ... was an American quack named Francis Tumblety ... his feelings toward women were remarkable and bitter in the extreme." Littlechild expresses dismay that Tumblety, who was in custody only briefly, was ever granted bail, enabling him to flee London - just as the murders ended. The Littlechild letter, printed in this book,
provides crucial details either overlooked by police officials at the time of the investigation or later suppressed because they would reveal the same officials had allowed their prime suspect to slip through their fingers.