Dr. Thomas Neill Cream has been listed as a potential ‘Jack the Ripper’ suspect of over a century. He was a sinister character, preying on the unfortunate souls who were forced to make a living as prostitutes in Victorian London, and ultimately led those poor women to an untimely and torturous death. These henious crimes eventually branded him the ‘Lambeth Poisoner’.
However, during the autumn of 1888 as the Jack the Ripper murders took place, Dr. Cream was safely locked up behind bars in Joliet Prison, Illinois. Over the years, this one fact alone has caused debate as to whether or not he deserves to be under suspicion of being the Whitechapel murderer. Is it plausible that Dr. Cream bribed his way out of jail, perhaps using a lookalike to take his place while he stole his way across America finding a passage to England with gruesome murders in mind?
This fascinating and well thought out Jack The Ripper suspect book, told from the standpoint of Dr Cream himself, explains the twisted logic behind his actions. Griffith’s has done considerable and meticulous research, tracing Cream’s life from his adolescent years in Canada to his last moments on the gallows at Newgate.