Jack the Ripper – A Love Story (Excerpt 43 )

Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 43 )

  I will summon McGinty when I return home, I have plans for him. This last week, I have been studying the people that wander the streets of Whitechapel at night, In search of a cheap thrill or whatever their jaded minds call entertainment.

One thing I noticed there was a fair assortment of foreign sailors no doubt looking for cheap thrills or even cheaper women, some relatively well- dressed men, I hesitate to call them gentlemen no doubt looking for the same delights as the sailors, but slightly higher priced.

And then you have the normal populace of Whitechapel, the workers, the shirkers, the Jews, The pimps and their ‘ladies’ and all the other flotsam and jetsam that lines the streets of any major city.

I have been considering my options, and have decided to give McGinty some money so that he may buy a selection of second hand clothing, including a sailor’s coat and cap. My intent is that although he is my decoy, he will be no more recognisable than I, Myself.

There are many reasons for this, the main one is that I don’t want my victims to believe it is the same man luring them to their doom, Therefore to a certain extent McGinty must be in disguise. The disguise will protect McGinty and In the long term, myself.

(C) Damian Grange 2018


28 thoughts on “Jack the Ripper – A Love Story (Excerpt 43 )

  1. His idea is to commit five murders and walk away, which in actual fact he did. The disguises are because in all the research I have done the so called Ripper was described in dozens of different ways and different guises, although fiction I am trying to keep within the parameters of the truth as it is known. Many thanks for your interest!

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    1. … and at that time the disguise was also so much easier given the kind of clothes that distinguished immediately the poor and the rich …. plus, I also think that planning carefully something evil is something inherent to each being. It’s about hunting. It’s primordial. So, well done 👍!

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      1. Very nicely put, maybe you should be doing the writing! What i discovered during my research was that the people seen prior or after the killings were all very different in appearance, one of the reasons why Jack was never caught, I thought about it and came up with the idea that McGinty as a decoy could actually be a feasible proposition.
        Thank you so much for your continued interest!

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      2. There were many murders around this period, But there were only the Five accredited to Jack, His handiwork was the surgical precision with which he removed their body parts and also the speed at which he worked thus avoiding discovery. Credit to you for a good question, I’m pleased I still have your interest!

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      3. Yes, I know about the surgical precision. But… there could have been two or three Jacks, only one “doing the job”, the others just “watching”…


      4. I do apologise I misunderstood your question, Its possible but unlikely, one man could pass unnoticed but i believe three or more would attract unwanted attention, especially bearing in mind that there were police patrolling the area!

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    1. When doing my somewhat extensive research, I came across the fact that the people seen at the murder scenes before and after the event were all very different but of a certain stereotype, which is where the accomplice comes in. The Police have a dozen plus descriptions of various individuals but none of Jack himself!

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