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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (16)

  1. Good review. These sorts of books can be gruesome, but they also help us never to forget the victims.

    1. Indeed. I’m not well versed in Jack the Ripper’s story although I remembered his crimes had been quite gruesome but didn’t recall all the details. The poor women deserved to be remembered, for sure. Have a great week, Priscilla.

  2. I have read so much about the Ripper murders, and still have no firm idea who Jack was. I have read other good reviews about this book, Olga, and P&S is usually excellent.
    Best wishes, Pete,

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, I have no idea either and so long after the fact, I doubt we’ll ever find out, at least for sure. A very informative book. Take care, Pete. ♥

  3. dgkaye says:

    Sounds eerily intriguing. I’m well aware of Jack the Ripper, but stay away from true crime horror, despite your excellent review Olga. But I always enjoy reading. <3 Hugs xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. I was aware of it, but somehow, the details had slipped my mind. Thankfully pictures were black and white then. Full colour would have been incredibly gruesome, and I’m not squeamish. But remembering the victims is important. Keep safe.

      1. dgkaye says:

        True dat! Thanks Olga, you too, please stay safe <3

        1. You too! ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            Thanks xx

    1. Thanks, Sally. Yes, it is. Keep safe and enjoy the rest of the week.

  4. Hi Olga, That sounds like a very serious and somewhat depressing read, but Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate and this sounds like it sheds some new light. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. You are right. Unfortunately, some things seem to change very slowly, but it’s important to never forget. Keep safe.

  5. A fascinating review, Olga. I have always been interested in Jack the Ripper’s victims and the fate of poor women during the Victorian era. Pretty awful, as you have rightly pointed out.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, we must remember their fate and the fact that some things haven’t changed as much as we’d like to believe. Take care.

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