The Whitechapel Conspiracy

The Whitechapel Conspiracy

Book - 2001
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In 1892, the grisly murders of Whitechapel prostitutes by a killer dubbed Jack the Ripper remain a terrifying enigma. And in a packed Old Bailey courtroom, Superintendent Thomas Pitt's testimony causes distinguished soldier John Adinett to be sentenced to hang for the inexplicable murder of a friend. Instead of being praised for his key testimony, Pitt is removed from his station command and transferred to Whitechapel, one of the East End's most dangerous slums. There he must work undercover investigating alleged anarchist plots. Among his few allies are his clever wife, Charlotte, and intrepid Gracie, the maid who can travel unremarked in Whitechapel. But none of them anticipate the horrors to be revealed .
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345433282
0345433289
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 25 cm

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polar_bear Jul 03, 2012

Cleverly plotted. Description of the historical context is excellent although I did notice one or two factual errors. The leading characters are very well-rounded and seem very human. The description of the marriage of the leading characters is warm and insightful. Other characters are less easy to grasp.

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