Jack the Ripper Victims
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(4.2 based on 11 ratings)
  • 1
    A Brutal Chill in August: A Novel of Polly Nichols, The First Victim of Jack the Ripper | Alan M. Clark

    A Brutal Chill in August: A Novel of Polly Nichols, The First Victim of Jack the Ripper

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated By Alicia Rose
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    Pursued by one demon into the clutches of another, the ordinary life of Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols is made extraordinary by horrible, inhuman circumstance. Jack the Ripper's first victim comes to life in this sensitive and intimate fictionalized portrait, from humble beginnings, to building a family with an abusive husband, her escape into poverty and the workhouse, alcoholism, and finally abandoned on the streets of London where the Whitechapel Murderer found her.

    The Demon Within; the Danger Without

    In his introduction to A BRUTAL CHILL IN AUGUST, Alan Clark adds some historical context that I never knew before, despite being an avid follower of t..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 05 2017 by Madelon Wilson (USA)
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    Apologies to the Cat's Meat Man: A Novel of Annie Chapman, the Second Victim of Jack the Ripper: Jack the Ripper Victims Series | Alan M. Clark

    Apologies to the Cat's Meat Man: A Novel of Annie Chapman, the Second Victim of Jack the Ripper: Jack the Ripper Victims Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated By Alicia Rose
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    Annie Chapman led a hard, lower class life in filthy 19th century London. Late in life, circumstances and her choices led her to earn her crust by solicitation. After a bruising brawl with another woman over money and a man, she lost her lodgings and found herself sleeping rough. That dangerous turn of events delivered her into the hands of London's most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

    Murder Is the End of Her Story…

    There are a few things that have always made me stop and take notice: Sherlock Holmes, vampires, New Orleans, and Jack the Ripper. When in London, in ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 31 2017 by Madelon Wilson (USA)
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    Jack the Ripper Victims Series: The Double Event | Alan M. Clark

    Jack the Ripper Victims Series: The Double Event

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated By Alicia Rose
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    Since Jack the Ripper was never caught, fascination with the unsolved mystery has been widespread and enduring. But what of the women? Who were they? What was life like for them in London of that time period? What were their struggles, their hopes, their regrets? The two novels within this volume, Say Anything But Your Prayers, about the life of Elizabeth Stride, and Of Thimble and Threat, about the life of Catherine Eddowes, give possible answers to these questions.

    Very confusing

    Hard to figure out who the characters are and jumps around a lot.thought it was too long.

    Reviewed on September 01 2017 by Chelsea (Park City)
  • 3
    Jack the Ripper Victims Series: Say Anything But Your Prayers | Alan M. Clark

    Jack the Ripper Victims Series: Say Anything But Your Prayers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated By Alicia Rose
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    The beast of poverty and disease had stalked Elizabeth all her life, waiting for the right moment to take her down. To survive, she listened to the two extremes within herself - Bess, the innocent child of hope, and Liza, the cynical, hard-bitten opportunist. While Bess paints rosy pictures of what lies ahead and Liza warns of dangers everywhere, the beast, in the guise of a man offering something better, circles closer.

    Her Mantra, "Something better…"

    I generally read everything in a book - the preface, the introduction, the author's note - everything. I find that these extras give me insight into t..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 15 2017 by Madelon Wilson (USA)
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    Jack the Ripper Victims Series: Of Thimble and Threat | Alan M. Clark

    Jack the Ripper Victims Series: Of Thimble and Threat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated By Alicia Rose
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    In Victorian London, the greatest city of the richest country in the world, the industrial revolution has created a world of decadence and prosperity, but also one of unimaginable suffering. Ever-present in its streets are rats, parasites, filth, death, decay, danger and sorrow. Catherine Eddowes is found murdered gruesomely in the street. When the police make their report, the only indicators of her life are the possessions carried on her person, likely everything she owned in the world.

    Sensitive Portrait of the Life of a Ripper Victim

    This elegant and moving little novel takes its inspiration from the personal effects found on the body of Catherine Eddowes after her murder during th..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2015 by Amy (Granite Falls, NC, USA)