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Download Ù The Thames Torso Murders Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Dismembered corpses are discovered scattered along the banks of the river Thames a calculating clinical multiple murderer is on the loose and the London police have no inkling of the killer s identity and than a century later they still don t In this MJ Trow s latest reinvestigation of a bizarre and brutal. I m of two minds about M J Trow On the one hand he is clearly extremely intelligent and his analytical abilities are superb as is the clear sharp way he swings the sword of common sense in discussions of the possible identity of Jack the Ripper On the other he is sloppy as a researcher and he has a sort of P T Barnum sense of showmanship that for me does nothing but get in the wayAfter the disorganization caused by Trow sacrificing clarity for a good hook the worst problem I had with this book was that although the various locations along the Thames are critical to the narrative there is no map For someone unfamiliar with London this makes the book extremely difficult to followWith that saidThis is one of only two books devoted to the Thames Torso Murders The other is The Thames Torso Murders of Victorian Britain 2002 which apparently is committed to the ridiculous thesis that the Thames Torso Murderer and Jack the Ripper were the same person It is made unnecessarily confusing by Trow s choice to start in 1887 work his way up to 1889 and then go back to 1873 1874 and 1884 This is obviously a strategy deployed to make the most of the Jack the Ripper connection and it s unnecessary especially since Trow is very clear on the fact that the Thames Torso Murderer was not Jack the Ripper these were men with very different modi operandi at basically every point you can think of and again I appreciate Trow s basic common sense in refusing to be swayed by the chronological coincidenceThe Thames Torso Murderer murdered and dismembered seven eight women between 1873 and 1889 Of those seven only the last of them Elizabeth Jackson was ever identified Trow describes the progress of the crimes and the fruitless investigations and continues throughout to put the Thames Torso Murderer in his proper context in late Victorian London as for example The pickle jar found on the 13th June had no connection with the Thames mystery It did contain the body of a foetus but in Dr Kempster s opinion had not come from the murdered woman 64 Trow has an excellent later chapter entitled Men Behaviing Madly in which he discusses all the other potentially homicidal lunatics wandering around London in this same general time period men whom we know about because they have been unearthed as possible Jacks the Ripper Aaron Davis Cohen Thomas Hayne Cutbush Oswald Puckeridge Jacob Isenschmid Aaron Kosminski Charles Ludwig William Henry Pigott John Sanders G Wentworth Bell Smith James Kelly Thomas Neill Cream actually a serial killer George Chapman actually a serial killer The Thames Torso Murderer is terrifying no idea who he is no idea where he killed his victims or where he actually dropped their bodies into the river no idea how he chose them or lured them in but so is the world in which he lived The foreground doesn t exist without the backgroundVictorian London sometimes seems like it must be made up except that if you tried to put it in a novel no one would believe you Rather like Jack the Ripper the Thames Torso Murderer does not inhabit a story with a beginning middle and end We begin in medias res with Martha Tabram or Polly Nichols depending on your theory about the Ripper and with the lady whose body including the skin of her face and scalp was found starting at Battersea on 5 September 1873 we careen or meander from murder to murder and we don t have an ending so much as a trail going cold after Mary Jane Kelly or Alice Mackenzie or Rose Mylett or Frances Coles again depending on your theory and after Elizabeth Jackson and her 7 month foetus We know and can deduce even less about the Thames Torso Murderer than we can about Jack I like Trow s theory that the Thames Torso Murderer was a cat s meat man and Trow includes a description of the horrifying end waiting for the some 26000 a year of London s cab horses that were sent to the slaughterhouse hello Black Beauty but even there even if that s true there were hundreds of cat s meat men in London per Mayhew and we don t know anything about them than thatAs with Jack there aren t any answers just the evidence the murderer chose to leave behind IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in the Thames Torso Murders I have to recommend this book because it s one of only two and it s not trying to make the Thames Torso Murders fit into an artificial pattern such as suggesting that this murderer and Jack the Ripper are the same personIF YOU ARE INTERESTED in Victorian London generally and have a very strong stomach I also recommend it because of the superb job Trow does in evoking the context of these murders It s a view of London you aren t otherwise going to getIF YOU ARE INTERESTED in the history of serial killers I recommend this book if for no other reason than that of view of the Thames Torso Murderer has been so obstructed by Rippermania that we barely even know he existsOTHERWISE this book is probably not for you

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Download Ù The Thames Torso Murders Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The case poses as many uestions as the even notorious killings of Jack the Ripper How over a period of fifteen years did the Thames murderer get away with a succession of monstrous and sensational misdeeds And what sort of perverted character was he why did he take such risks why did he kill again and again. An enjoyable look back into London s lost history Whiskey Etc even notorious killings of Jack the Ripper How over a period of fifteen years did the Thames murderer get away with a succession of monstrous and sensational misdeeds And what sort of perverted character was he why did he take such risks why did he kill again and again. An Melancholy and The Critiue of Modernity Søren Kierkegaard's Religious Psychology enjoyable look back into London s lost history

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Download Ù The Thames Torso Murders Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Serial killing he delves deep into the appalling facts of the case into the futile police investigations and into the dark history of late Victorian LondonThe incredible criminal career of the Thames torso murderer has gripped readers and historians ever since he committed his crimes in the 1870s and 1880s. Not badNot bad not great CleArly you can t fill a book with the thames torso murderers so fill it with every other murderer in history but make sure half the book is about Jack the ripper It s not like anyone has written about him before


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    PDF/EPUB The Thames Torso Murders Cases I was'nt even aware ofA very well written work that draws uncomfortable parallels with the better known Ripper cases that unbelievably were occurring at about the same time

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    PDF/EPUB The Thames Torso Murders This thing is all over the place It starts with a beautiful if slightly trip along the Thames detailing the history and geography drawn from literary sources mainly because the Thames is where most of the body pieces are discovered What makes it confusing initially is that the writer starts in the middle instead

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  • Hardcover
  • 224
  • The Thames Torso Murders
  • M.J. Trow
  • English
  • 16 January 2020
  • 9781848844308