Jan 19, 2022
Author George R. Dekle, Sr. discusses his latest true-crime book, The East River Ripper: The Mysterious 1891 Murder of Old Shakespeare. Shortly after Jack the Ripper terrorized London, New York City had its own Ripper-like murder—that of Carrie Brown, a prostitute who went by the name of Old Shakespeare. The police arrested a suspect, but much controversy surrounded the investigation, arrest and trial. Did the police arrest the right person? If not, who did commit the murder? Was it really Jack the Ripper?