Catherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl

Imagine my initial surprise and delight this weekend when I saw the headline that Jack the Ripper had been identified as Aaron Kosminski from DNA gathered left on a shawl belonging to Catherine Eddowes. Then I read the article and saw the source of the news: The Daily Mail, which, okay, maybe, but then the claim started to look bad when it was mentioned that, oh, yeah, Russell Edwards, the current owner of the shawl, has a book coming out this week called Naming Jack the Ripper. Read More Catherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl