Book Review: From Whitechapel, by Melanie Clegg

As Jack the Ripper holds London in the grip of the autumn of terror, three very different young women find themselves thrown together to solve the mystery of a mysterious letter. Little do they know that the letter’s contents will take them into the heart of Whitechapel and bring some of them face to face with the killer himself. In her novel From Whitechapel, Melanie Clegg deftly weaves these women’s stories together with the sordid events that occurred in Whitechapel during the autumn of 1888. Read More Book Review: From Whitechapel, by Melanie Clegg

Polly Nichols and the Republican Platform

Here’s one thing I think we all know: I want to be a writer. I’m working on something else right now, but the next novel I’ll be concentrating on is a paranormal historical concerning the Whitechapel murders of 1888. This means I had to do a lot of research into the time period, including the social conditions of London’s East End at the time, which we all know weren’t pretty. There was no social safety net, and since women had no legal rights at the time, they were pretty much left to fend for themselves, particularly after their marriages broke up. Read More Polly Nichols and the Republican Platform