Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Ripperology

Knowing my lifelong fascination with outre Victoriana, Gregory Frost passes along the latest "Jack the Ripper identified" headline, this one from The Times of London.

As with so many such headlines, this "news" about Aaron Kosminski is old news to Ripperologists, and not terribly convincing news at that. Those new to the field will get an idea of its complexity from the excellent website Casebook: Jack the Ripper.

Whom do I suspect? It's tempting to reply, "Everybody," like the narrator of James Thurber's "The Macbeth Murder Mystery," but the truth is that I tumble to Tumblety, myself.

1 comment:

Trent said...

Have you done a Jack the Ripper walking tour in London? A must-do event on the chance that you haven't.