Jack the Ripper Victims

6 books in series
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A Brutal Chill in August Summary

We all know about Jack the Ripper, the serial murderer who terrorized Whitechapel and confounded police in 1888, but how much do we really know about his victims?

Pursued by one demon into the clutches of another, the ordinary life of Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols is made extraordinary by horrible, inhuman circumstance. Jack the Ripper's first victim comes to life in this sensitive and intimate fictionalized portrait, from humble beginnings, to building a family with an abusive husband, her escape into poverty and the workhouse, alcoholism, and finally abandoned on the streets of London where the Whitechapel Murderer found her.

With A Brutal Chill in August, Alan M. Clark gives listeners an uncompromising and terrifying look at the nearly forgotten human story behind one of the most sensational crimes in history. This is horror that happened.

©2016 Alan M. Clark (P)2016 Alan M. Clark
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  • Book 1

    • A Brutal Chill in August

    • A Novel of Polly Nichols, The First Victim of Jack the Ripper
    • By: Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated by: Alicia Rose
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pursued by one demon into the clutches of another, the ordinary life of Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols is made extraordinary by horrible, inhuman circumstance. Jack the Ripper's first victim comes to life in this sensitive and intimate fictionalized portrait, from humble beginnings, to building a family with an abusive husband, her escape into poverty and the workhouse, alcoholism, and finally abandoned on the streets of London where the Whitechapel Murderer found her.

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 2

    • Apologies to the Cat's Meat Man: A Novel of Annie Chapman, the Second Victim of Jack the Ripper

    • Jack the Ripper Victims Series
    • By: Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated by: Alicia Rose
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Annie Chapman led a hard, lower class life in filthy 19th century London. Late in life, circumstances and her choices led her to earn her crust by solicitation. After a bruising brawl with another woman over money and a man, she lost her lodgings and found herself sleeping rough. That dangerous turn of events delivered her into the hands of London's most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 3-4

    • Jack the Ripper Victims Series: The Double Event

    • By: Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated by: Alicia Rose
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since Jack the Ripper was never caught, fascination with the unsolved mystery has been widespread and enduring. But what of the women? Who were they? What was life like for them in London of that time period? What were their struggles, their hopes, their regrets? The two novels within this volume, Say Anything But Your Prayers, about the life of Elizabeth Stride, and Of Thimble and Threat, about the life of Catherine Eddowes, give possible answers to these questions.

    Regular price: £22.89

  • Book 3

    • Jack the Ripper Victims Series

    • Say Anything But Your Prayers
    • By: Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated by: Alicia Rose
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The beast of poverty and disease had stalked Elizabeth all her life, waiting for the right moment to take her down. To survive, she listened to the two extremes within herself - Bess, the innocent child of hope, and Liza, the cynical, hard-bitten opportunist. While Bess paints rosy pictures of what lies ahead and Liza warns of dangers everywhere, the beast, in the guise of a man offering something better, circles closer.

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 4

    • Jack the Ripper Victims Series: Of Thimble and Threat

    • By: Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated by: Alicia Rose
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Victorian London, the greatest city of the richest country in the world, the industrial revolution has created a world of decadence and prosperity, but also one of unimaginable suffering. Ever-present in its streets are rats, parasites, filth, death, decay, danger and sorrow. Catherine Eddowes is found murdered gruesomely in the street. When the police make their report, the only indicators of her life are the possessions carried on her person, likely everything she owned in the world.

    Regular price: £13.79

  • Book 5

    • The Prostitute's Price

    • Jack the Ripper Victims Series, Book 5
    • By: Alan M. Clark
    • Narrated by: Alicia Rose
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A tale that beats back our assumptions about the time of Jack the Ripper. Not the grim story of an unfortunate drunken prostitute killed before her time, but one of a young woman alive with all the emotional complexity of women today. Running from a man wanting her to pay for her crimes against his brother, Mary Jane Kelly must recover a valuable hidden necklace and sell it to gain the funds to leave London and start over elsewhere. 

    Regular price: £18.29