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The Murder of the Whitechapel Mistress Neil Watson

The Murder of the Whitechapel Mistress By Neil Watson

The Murder of the Whitechapel Mistress by Neil Watson

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Written in an entertaining style, the book contains a huge amount of fascinating detail, not only of the murder but about the lives of so many of the characters in the story. It's a huge slice of London life, 1875 style. This story deserves to be much better known and will be fascinating to anyone interested in Whitechapel or Victorian Crime.

The Murder of the Whitechapel Mistress Summary

The Murder of the Whitechapel Mistress: Victorian London's Sensational Murder Mystery by Neil Watson

This is the true story of respected businessman, Henry Wainwright, who had everything he needed in 1871: a loving wife and five children, a delightful London townhouse and successful family business, but just one year later, Henry's life would be turned upside down. He embarked on a risky affair, setting his mistress, Harriet Lane, up in lodgings with an allowance to look after herself and the couple's two children as they pretended to be husband and wife. It was at this time that Henry's finances tumbled out of control; with gambling debts and a failing business, bankruptcy loomed. His world started to crumble and what happened next as he tried to regain control involved a scandalous conspiracy which ended in murder and ruined the lives of three families. This fast-moving story will transport the reader to the East End of Victorian London, revealing information on the lives of those involved and detailing the police investigation and the subsequent Old Bailey trial. Fourteen years before the infamous Jack the Ripper Murders, it was the original 'Whitechapel Mystery' and probably the most sensational criminal case of the 1870s. It's a story of love, weakness and devious, desperate liars.

About Neil Watson

Neil Watson is a retired London Policeman, having joined the Metropolitan Police in 1975, almost 100 years to the day since the Whitechapel Mistress murder took place. He has therefore been writing about crime for 47 years. His first solo book was the Denham Massacre, published in 2018, about the murder of a family of seven in the village of Denham, Buckinghamshire, in 1870\\. Neil writes regular historical articles for the Whitechapel Society Journal, usually on the subject of Victorian crime or social history. He also gives talks on police history and is also an experienced genealogist of 30 years. Neil also organises London History walks with his voluntary group. He is married and lives in London.

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The Murder of the Whitechapel Mistress: Victorian London's Sensational Murder Mystery by Neil Watson
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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