• Clare Smith
Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)


Unlike any other serial killer, either real or fictional, Jack is connected to a specific place. Peter Sutcliffe and Albert de Salvo, the Yorkshire Ripper and the Boston Strangler respectively, may be named after the locations where they committed their crimes but due to the wide geographical area of Yorkshire and Boston they are not linked in the same way as Jack and Whitechapel. As evidence of this connection between Jack and Whitechapel I will use not horror films but comedy: the film Shanghai Knights and the British sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart (UK, 1993–1999).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare Smith
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  1. 1.University of Wales: Trinity St. DavidUK

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