This week I began researching a new non-fiction article. Nothing new there you might think, except that it does not involve the nineteenth century and has no connection whatsoever to Jack the Ripper. In the last decade I have only published one article and one book that were not connected, in some way, to the Whitechapel murders.
For the next month I will not be going over sources that I have seen before, seeking missed information, but prowling instead through previously unseen material. The primary goal of research is to find something new, which requires hard work and dedication.
I will return to Jack the Ripper revitalised and hope soon to reveal two very interesting leads in the quest to identify his final victim as well as shedding light on the career of William Onion, possibly Britain’s most convicted man. Meanwhile it’s good to experience different fields.
Paul Williams is a writer of fiction and non-fiction best known for his Jack the Ripper Suspects: The Definitive Guide and Encyclopedia.