The Yard by Alex Grecian

Excellent depiction of the era and how The Yard was affected by the unsolved murder spree of Jack the Ripper, especially when faced with another string of murders.  Details the range of cops – those who do the job for prestige (and to impress girls), those dedicated to justice (often to the detriment of their personal lives), and those in between.  Also creates an interesting team of non-law enforcement who help with the case.  Clever plotting with people ending up in the wrong place (or the right place?) by chance, but in believable ways.  Small amount of graphic/gruesome detail.

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