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Greta Heywood is being strangled in a Piccadilly doorway when a passerby interrupts the Blackout Ripper, who disappears into the night. Greta survives the attack and the killer leaves vital clues as to his identity.

The police are now closing in on their man – but can they catch him before he can claim more victims?

Further reading:

  • Andrews, Maggie and Lomas, Janis. The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences since 1914 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
  • Laite, Julia. Common Prostitutes And Ordinary Citizens: Commercial Sex in London 1885 – 1960 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • Lewis, Jane. ‘The problem of lone mother families in twentieth century Britain’, The Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Vol. 20 No. 3 (1998),  pp. 251-283
  • Reeves, Josephine. ‘The Deviant Mother and Child: The Development of Adoption as an Instrument of Social Control’, Journal of Law and Society, Winter, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Winter 1993),  pp. 412—426)
  • Roberts, Elizabeth. A Woman’s Place: An Oral History of Working Class Women, 1890 – 1940 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1984)
  • Slater, Stefan. ‘Prostitutes and Popular History: Notes on the ‘Underworld’ 1918 – 1939’, Crime, History and Society, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2009), pp. 25 – 48
  • Sweet, Matthew. ‘The West End Front’ (Faber 2012)

The Host

Hallie Rubenhold

Hallie Rubenhold is the host of Bad Women: The Ripper Retold. She is an award-winning historian, author, and consultant. Her research has centered on the often-neglected lives of women. Several of…