46 minutes | Dec 6, 2022

S2 E9: The Blackout Ripper on the Run

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

Laite, Julia. Common Prostitutes And Ordinary Citizens: Commercial Sex in London 1885 - 1960

Lewis, Jane. ‘The problem of lone mother families in twentieth century Britain’, The Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Vol. 20 No. 3 ,  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 ,  pp. 412—426)

Roberts, Elizabeth. A Woman’s Place: An Oral History of Working Class Women, 1890 – 1940

Slater, Stefan. ‘Prostitutes and Popular History: Notes on the ‘Underworld’ 1918 - 1939’, Crime, History and Society, Vol. 13, No. 1 , pp. 25 - 48

Sweet, Matthew. ‘The West End Front'

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