Epiphany of the Whitechapel Murders
I met the author, Karen Trenouth, through a InterNet website by pure inadvertance and, her articles, or blogs, which were condensed extracts of her two books, waked my curiosity. After a few animated and interesting conversations, my enthousiasm grew hungry for her two books. I must assure you that I am not the kind of man to believe all things on the spot, I am not naïve! I just was convinced to read them because of the way she was pointing to certain aspects of the Ripper's case. And, speaking like a gentleman, I must say it is always hard to refuse favoring a lady that allies good sense and charm.
I read quite a couple dozens of books on that interesting case that happened on the end of the 19th century decors of Whitechapel, London and about that peculiar and elusive criminal who became to be known as Jack the Ripper or Ray-Jack, by allusion at the precision and speed in which he made his cuts on victims. He was also said to have the know-how of a surgeon, showing there perhaps some medical knowledge.
I had at that moment my own made opinion on the true identity of the original killer but, on first survey of "Epiphany", I Have been projected into a fantastic chase for liable clues, I had a very educative glance at early police methods of inquiries, visioned a well preserved collection of photos of crime scenes enriched with schematics and intricate pointers. In brief, I was totally plunged in a very detailed manner and in a totally renewed aspect of the murderer's troubled psyche.
"Epiphany of the Whitechapel Murders" is not only interesting and informative, that would be much too modest; it is an intended travel through time, in a very agitated period of the 19th century England where Capitalism was freshly born and fortunes were won and lost often in a very chaotic way. Karen really lived these events by going through all possible means to get her basic material and even visited all places where the actors of the drama had their names cited. For such a young lady, it is a champion performance to have succeeded in finding all the necessary documents.
I personally deeply recommend both her books. The first traces all the scenery and relive the lives of the participants. The second, "Jack the Ripper, the Satanic Team", brings light on a new mystical aspect of new found truths. Even if you opinion differs from her own, Karen's researchs were meticulously done and, all the clues and evidences brought to your attention are genuine and even supported by the autorities that were concerned.
by: Aimé "Okwaho" Auger Jr.