Light Work (Paperback)
(This is a special order book which cannot be returned.)
'THE BEST WE CAN DO IS WONDER AND ENJOY BEING PUZZLED'
Books on Jack the Ripper can be hard work. Authors have felt obliged to pack information around a chronological account of the murders. Participants in the events appear and reappear leaving a reader confused. Often an unconvincing suspect is identified.
Light Work is different and serious, but sometimes sardonic. The story or legend of Jack the Ripper is separated into self-contained topics. The range within Light Work is wide and contains some surprises - London smog, music hall entertainers, Irish revolutionaries, female political radicals, a Texan serial killer, modern Jack the Ripper tours, and even a surreal visit to a lake filled with corpses.
'Light Work' offers a fresh, independent and common sense perspective on the events in Whitechapel in 1888.