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The Poison Murders of Jack the Ripper : His Final Crimes, Trial and Execution.

Author: R Michael Gordon
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considered a primary suspect in the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders, Polish-born Severin Antoniovich Klosowski also gained considerable notoriety as ""The Borough Poisoner of Southwark"" in the late 1800s. Within a span of five years, Klosowski took on three women as his wives and lethally poisoned each with deadly doses of antimony. This study of Klosowski's murders of Mary Spink, Elizabeth ""Bessie"" Taylor and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gordon, R. Michael.
Poison Murders of Jack the Ripper : His Final Crimes, Trial and Execution.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2008
Named Person: Jack, the Ripper.; Severino Antoniovich Klosowski; Jack, the Ripper.; Severino Antoniovich Klosowski
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Michael Gordon
ISBN: 9780786451784 0786451785
OCLC Number: 867931578
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: The Poison Murders of Jack the Ripper; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Prologue: A Young Man from Poland; Section I-A Background of Serial Murder; 1. The Ripper and Torso Murders; 2. The American Murders of Jack the Ripper; Section II-The Poison Work of Jack the Ripper; 3. A Serial Killer Returns to London; 4. Mrs. Spink and a Man Called Chapman; 5. The Slow Death of Bessie Taylor; 6. A Barmaid Named Maud; 7. A Death at George's American Bar; 8. The Arrest of a Serial Killer; Section III-The Investigation of a Serial Killer; 9. The Investigation Begins: Other Crimes and a Final Torso. 10. Coroner Waldo's Inquest: The Maud Marsh Matter11. The Police Court Does Its Work: The Case of the Borough Poisoner; 12. The Police Court Continues: Focus on Mrs. Spinkand Bessie Taylor; Section IV-The King's Justice; 13. The First Day of Trial: The Case ofthe Borough Poisoner; 14. The Second Day of Testimony; 15. Requiem for a Serial Killer; 16. "You've Got Jack the Ripper at Last!"; Section V-The Future of Jack the Ripper; A Century of Speculation and a Pub called the Crown; Appendix I: A Chronology ofthe Borough Poisoner; Bibliography; Index.

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Considered a primary suspect in the unsolved Jack the Ripper murders, Polish-born Severin Antoniovich Klosowski also gained considerable notoriety as ""The Borough Poisoner of Southwark"" in the late 1800s. Within a span of five years, Klosowski took on three women as his wives and lethally poisoned each with deadly doses of antimony. This study of Klosowski's murders of Mary Spink, Elizabeth ""Bessie"" Taylor and Maud Marsh includes extensive accounts of the individual crimes, the accompanying investigations and Klosowski's conviction and execution. The final chapter examines intense police a.

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