The Hunt for the 60's Ripper

Author: Robin Jarossi

Publisher: Mirror Books

ISBN: 9781907324659

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 5402


Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and The Who were all performing in the Queensway and Shepherd's Bush areas of London in 1964-65, but in those same areas during the early hours a meticulous serial killer was stalking local prostitutes, dumping their naked bodies on the streets. While London was famed for its trendy boutiques, groundbreaking movies, and its Carnaby Street vibe, the reality included a huge street prostitution scene, a violent world that filled the magistrate's courts but rarely made headlines. Seven, possibly eight, women fell victim--making this killer more prolific than Jack the Ripper, 77 years previously. His grim spree sparked the biggest police manhunt in history. But why did such a massive hunt fail? And why has such a traumatic case been largely forgotten today? With shocking conclusions, one detective makes the astonishing new claim that all the original evidence from the crime scenes has been destroyed. Using secret police papers, crime reconstructions, and interviews with contemporary police experts along with insights from the world's leading geographical profiler, Hunt for the 60's Ripper revisits this chilling case. What do modern experts say about the case today? And why did the leading detective, John du Rose, claim to know all along who the killer was? With links to figures from the vicious world of the Kray twins and the Profumo Affair, the case exposes the depraved underbelly of British society in the Swinging Sixties. An evocative and thought-provoking reinvestigation into perhaps the most shocking unsolved mass murder in modern British history.

Wicked Beyond Belief

The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

Author: Michael Bilton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Serial murder investigation

Page: 482

View: 7361


For almost 20 years, the dark secrets of the biggest criminal manhunt in British history have remained a closed book. Detectives have refused all requests to tell the inside story of an investigation that logged 2 million manhours of police work, the victims who survived have maintained a wall of silence and the detailed forensic evidence, witness statements and autopsies have remained locked away.

America's Jack The Ripper: The Crimes and Psychology of the Zodiac Killer

The Crimes and Psychology of the Zodiac Killer

Author: S¿ren Roest Korsgaard


ISBN: 1326978640

Category: True Crime

Page: 356

View: 3509


In the 1960s, a full-blown maniac murdered his way onto the front pages of the California newspapers. In his bloodstained letters and phone calls, he proudly commemorated his murderous accomplishments and provided clues to his identity. He called himself the Zodiac. Based on the original police reports and new revealing interviews, this book delves into the mind, methods, and madness of America's Jack the Ripper.

The Longest Trek

My Tour of the Galaxy

Author: Grace Lee Whitney,Jim Denney

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 9781884956034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 6434


The author traces her career in television and motion pictures, and describes her struggle against alcoholism

Underworld London

Crime and Punishment in the Capital City

Author: Catharine Arnold

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857201174

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 407


Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn, we are set up for a grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er do wells, taking in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, cutpurses and con-men, through to the Gordon Riots and Highway robbery of the 18thcentury and the rise of prisons, the police and the Victorian era of incarceration. As well as the crimes, Arnold also looks at the grotesque punishments meted out to those who transgressed the law throughout London's history - from the hangings, drawings and quarterings at Tyburn over 500 years to being boiled in oil at Smithfield. This popular historian also investigates the influence of London's criminal classes on the literature of the 19thand 20thcenturies, and ends up with our old favourites, the Krays and Soho gangs of the 50s and 60s. London's crimes have changed over the centuries, both in method and execution. Underworld London traces these developments, from the highway robberies of the eighteenth century, made possible by the constant traffic of wealthy merchants in and out of the city, to the beatings, slashings and poisonings of the Victorian era.

The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film

A History and Annotated Bibliography

Author: Drewey Wayne Gunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810885883

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 426

View: 6168


This new edition of The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film provides an overview of milestones in the development of gay detectives over the last several decades. Also included in this volume is an annotated list of novels, short stories, plays, graphic novels, comic strips, films, and television series featuring gay amateur sleuths, police detectives, private investigators, and the like.

The encyclopedia of British film

Author: Brian McFarlane,British Film Institute

Publisher: Methuen Pub Ltd


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 811

View: 4238


Fully updated edition of a comprehensive history of the British film industry from its inception to the present day, with minute listings of the producers, directors, actors and studios behind a century or so of great British cinema. An invaluable addition to the reference shelf of anyone with an interest in British cinema. Brian McFarlane is professor of film history at Monash University in Australia.

Blockbuster Video guide to movies and videos, 1996

Author: N.A

Publisher: Island Books

ISBN: 9780440221142

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1586

View: 9881


With over 300 new entries added since the 1995 edition, this ultimate video guidebook for all video viewers gives a clear plot summary of each film, an MPAA rating, and extensive indices. From new releases to classics, foreign films to children's viewing, this reference contains over 20,000 entries of films available on video.