Woman at the Devil s Door
176 pages
English

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Discover the haunting untold true story of the woman whose crimes inspired speculation that Jack the Ripper was a woman.


On October 24, 1890, a woman was discovered on a pile of rubbish in Hampstead, North London. Her arms were lacerated and her face bloodied; her head was severed from her body save a few sinews. Later that day, a blood-soaked stroller was found leaning against a residential gate, and the following morning the dead body of a baby was found hidden underneath a nettle bush. So began the chilling story of the Hampstead Tragedy.


Eventually, Scotland Yard knocked on the door of No. 2 Priory Street, home to Mary Eleanor Pearcey, the pretty 24-year-old mistress whose dying request was as bizarre and mysterious as her life. Woman at the Devil's Door is a thrilling look at this notorious murderer and the webs she wove.


Acknowledgements


1. The Crime


2. The Inquest


3. The Murderess, the Lover, and the Wife


4. The Funeral of Phoebe and Tiggie Hogg


5. The Committal and Trial


6. The Execution


Postscript


Notes and References


Select Bibliography


Index

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Date de parution 01 juin 2018
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9780253034656
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 11 Mo

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T H E U N T O L D S T O R Y O F THE HAMPSTEAD MURDERESS
SARAH B ETH HOPTON
This book is a publication of Red Lightning Books 1320 East 10th Street Bloomington, Indiana 47405 USA
redlightningbooks.com
Woman at the Devil’s Door: The Extraordinary True Story of Mary Pearcey and the Hampstead Murders, by Sarah Beth Hopton
© 2017 Sarah Beth Hopton First North American Edition, published by Red Lightning Books, 2018 This edition is only for sale in North America, and was licensed from the original publisher, Mango Books, UK. All rights res erved.
No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Scie nces—Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-1992.
Manufactured in the United States of America
ISBN 978-0-253-03462-5 (paperback) ISBN 978-0-253-03463-2 (ebook)
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For my family, but especially Mimi, who never tired of hearing my stories. I sure miss telling them to you.
Courtesy the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
Acknowledgments
Postscript Notes and References Select Bibliography Index
Contents
THE CRIME
THE INQUEST
THE MURDERESS, THE LOVER AND THE WIFE
THE FUNERAL OF PHOEBE AND TIGGIE HOGG
THE COMMITTAL AND TRIAL
THE EXECUTION
Acknowledgments
This booktook a decade to write. It went through countless revisions as it tried to igure out what it wanted to be. It was irst conceived and written as iction, then creative noniction, sold to a literary agency, then withdrawn, repurposed itself as something between creative noniction and biographical history and inally sold again. There were many people over the last decade who inancially supported, edited, and counseled me off ledges, and to list you all here would require a separate book. But know that I know who you are and that your support was essential. Having said that, there is one person who I would like to acknow-ledge by name. He stuck with me, this case, and the manuscript far longer than I had reason to expect, and contributed far more to its success than many know. Thank you Mark Ripper for helping me tell the truth, well. I hope you’re proud of our book.
SARAH BETH HOPTON January 2017
I see when men love women They give them but a little of their lives, But women when they love give everything.
~Oscar Wilde
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