The poison murders of Jack the Ripper : his final crimes, trial and execution

Gordon, R. Michael, 1952-

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  • Creator R. Michael Gordon
  • Format Books
  • Publication Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • x, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9780786433278, 0786433272
  • OCLC ocn173240851


  • "Considered a primary suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders, Polish-born Severin Antoniovich Klosowski also gained considerable notoriety as "The Borough Poisoner of Southwark" in the late 1800s. Within a span of five years, Klosowski took on three women as his wives and lethally poisoned each with deadly doses of antimony"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-207) and index.


  • Prologue: A young man from Poland -- The Ripper and torso murders -- The American murders of Jack the Ripper -- A serial killer returns to London -- Mrs. Spink and a man called Chapman -- The slow death of Bessie Taylor -- A barmaid named Maud -- A death at George's American Bar -- The arrest of a serial killer -- The investigation begins : other crimes and a final torso -- Coroner Waldo's inquest : the Maud marsh matter -- The police court does its work : the case of the Borough poisoner -- The police court continues : focus on Mrs. Spink and Bessie Taylor -- The first day of trial : the case of the Borough poisoner -- The second day of testimony -- Requiem for a serial killer -- "You've got Jack the Ripper at last" -- A century of speculation and a pub called the Crown
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