“makes a big contribution to the field ...a breath of fresh air and a pure delight” - Paul Begg, Jack The Ripper historian, author of 'The Complete Jack The Ripper: A to Z'
“Stephen Seniseʼs... newly published study of the case, offers the most important clue not just as to whodunit, but why.” - THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
“fascinating” - Gareth Williams, editor RIPPEROLOGIST, The Journal Of Jack The Ripper, East End & Victorian Studies
“remarkable” - APN NEWS & MEDIA, Australia
“painstaking research” - JEWISH CHRONICLE, London
“makes a big contribution to the field ...a breath of fresh air and a pure delight” - Paul Begg, Jack The Ripper historian, and author of 'The Complete Jack The Ripper: A to Z'
Did Jack The Ripper flee London for the colony of New South Wales at the height of the world's most notorious serial-murder rampage? Was the deadly attack on Alice McKenzie in 1889 his last bid in pursuit of what was, not just a brazen killing spree, but a macabre, politically motivated publicity stunt? Is it conceivable that a maniac took it upon himself to try and shut down the flow of Jewish refugees spilling into London's East End, just as the area was being thrust into the political spotlight?
Journalist Stephen Senise, explores these questions and the neighbourhoods of old Whitechapel to discover that by February 1888 community tensions were so high that two parliamentary select committees of investigation were dispatched to advise the House of Commons and the House of Lords on the social and industrial tensions tearing a community apart. Enter an opportunist hell-bent on broadcasting a hateful message... a madman, ready to unleash an 'Autumn of Terror'.