The Ripper of Waterloo Road
The Murder of Eliza Grimwood in 1838
Fifty years before Jack the Ripper, a prostitute was brutally murdered in a house near Waterloo Bridge. The killer was never identified but in this new analysis of the case, the author draws on the investigating policeman's notes and contemporary newspaper reports to link the crime to a series of other murders and identify a possible serial killer.
A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities
Is the Border collie Pythagoras incarnate or just a sheep herder? Which female monarch raced a St Bernard's dog cart and who did she run against? The answers to these and many more unusual queries are examined in this beautifully produced book by renowned rheumatologist and storyteller Jan Bondeson. His erudite accounts of canine intellectuals, globetrotters, philanthropists and thespians, heroes, rat-killers and faithful friends are illustrated with prints, portraits and satirical cartoons from the past 200 years.