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Every week host Dan Zupansky will interview the authors that have written about the most shocking killers of all time.

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Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London's East End from August through November of 1888 in what is dubbed the ‘Autumn of Terror'. However, the grisly ripping of Polly Nichols on August 31st was not the first unsolved murder of the year. The April murder of Emma Smith and the August murder of Martha Tabram both occurred on bank holidays. They baffled the police and press alike and were assumed by the original investigators to have been the first murders in the series. Were they correct? In this provocative work of literary archeology, author Tom Wescott places these early murders in their proper historical context and digs to unearth new evidence and hard facts not seen in over 125 years. The Bank Holiday Murders is the only book of its kind. It eschews the tired approach of unsatisfying ‘final solutions' in favor of solid research, logical reasoning and new information. The clues followed are not drawn from imagination but from the actual police reports and press accounts of the time. The questions asked by Wescott are ones first suggested by the original investigators but lost to time until now. THE BANK HOLIDAY MURDERS: The True Story of the First Whitechapel Murders-Tom Westcott
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