Picture of Buck's Row Whitechapel in London's East End (now Durward St) - site of Jack the Ripper's first murder on 31 August 1888. Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols' body was discovered 3 metres back from the corner of the tall brick building.

Take a Ripper virtual tour from the first murder scene. Click on the map below to view all 5 murder scenes and other key locations in the hunt for the world's first recognised serial killer.

Buck's Row Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper's London 1888

View Jack the Ripper Walk, Whitechapel, Greater London UK in a larger map

This link will take you to the key points in London where Jack the Ripper carried out his 5 murders
over 71 days from 31 August 1888 to 9 November 1888. You can use this map to make your own Jack the
Ripper walk around London or to trace the movements of the Whitechapel killer whose identity has
never been established.

New Jack the Ripper novel - Passion of the Ripper - due for publication on Kindle

The Passion of the Ripper" (~50,000 words) is a different kind of Ripper story: not a whodunit, but a naturalistic exploration of the man, his city, and his times.

It tells this well-known story from the inside out, from the points of view of the killer, the cops and his final victim.

It is the result of extensive research on the subject, but the aim is a kind of truth beneath and beyond the facts.

The author Nick Nicastro has published five previous novels, including "Empire of Ashes" and "The Isle of Stone" for Penguin/NAL, and one work of historical non-fiction for St. Martin's Press.

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