‘THE BEST WE CAN DO IS WONDER AND ENJOY BEING PUZZLED’
Books on Jack the Ripper can be hard work. Authors have felt obliged to pack information around a chronological account of the murders. Participants in the events appear and reappear leaving a reader confused. Often an unconvincing suspect is identified.
Light Work is different and serious, but sometimes sardonic. The story or legend of Jack the Ripper is separated into self-contained topics. The range within Light Work is wide and contains some surprises – London smog, music hall entertainers, Irish revolutionaries, female political radicals, a Texan serial killer, modern Jack the Ripper tours, and even a surreal visit to a lake filled with corpses.
‘Light Work’ offers a fresh, independent and common sense perspective on the events in Whitechapel in 1888.