Category: The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper

Victim’s son encouraged by new focus on Nude Murders case

I was surprised and delighted to be contacted recently by Frank Quinn, the son of one of victims in the Hammersmith Nude Murders case. This was, of course, the unsolved serial-killer investigation from the 1960s that I cover occasionally on this blog, having first written about it in The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper. Frank…




Dark Son now on BBC iPlayer

Professor David Wilson and former senior detective Jackie Malton uncover new facts about the unsolved Hammersmith Nude Murders from the 1960s Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer is now available to view on BBC iPlayer. I have been talking about this documentary for a while now. It was almost a year ago that…




Dark Son: The Hunt for a Serial Killer on BBC

Here’s the trailer for the documentary I’ve been talking about for several months. Dark Son will go out on BBC Wales on 12 January and on BBC4 on 22 January. The revelations will be ‘astonishing’, according to Professor David Wilson, the leading criminologist who presents the film. BBC trailer for Dark Son It is remarkable…




Final day shooting on Dark Son

Ebenezer Baptist Church Centre Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 2 9 18 Last Tuesday saw the conclusion of evidence being presented and filmed for Dark Son, the forthcoming BBC documentary about 1960s serial killer Jack the Stripper. It a was a big day’s filming: for me 12 hours long, but for the Monster Films’ team much…




Nude Murders – second geo-profile confirms where killer may have lived

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 24 5 18 It is almost a year since publication of The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper, but the uncovering of new insights into this unsolved series of murders continues. The BBC documentary about the London serial killer of at least six women is likely to reveal new information about a…



Documentary puts Harold Jones on trial for Jack the Stripper crimes

First posted  1 10 17 on robinjarossi.com Despite the huge difficulties in unmasking the man who got away with the murder of at least six women in 1960s London so long after the event, efforts are still ongoing in 2017 to unravel this chilling mystery. Since the publication of The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper in…




Filming day with BBC documentary team

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 12 2 18 Saturday was a fascinating glimpse into the world of documentary making – and the progress of the BBC team’s investigation into the 1960s Nude Murders. I spent three chilly hours on the Thames between Chiswick and Hammersmith, talking to forensic psychologist Dr Mike Berry. Victims Hannah Tailford and…




BBC documentary talks to geo-profiler Kim Rossmo about Nude Murders

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 6 11 17 The BBC producers of the new documentary about the 1960s Nude Killer have asked me to put them in touch with an investigative expert I know. Dr Kim Rossmo is a former detective inspector with Vancouver police. It was his most recent work as a geographic profiler that…



Wantage Betjeman Literary Festival

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 31 10 17 I met an interesting group of readers when I went to speak to the Wantage Betjeman Literary Festival, which concluded over the weekend. Among those asking me questions about the Nude Murders case were a couple of retired police officers and a former nurse. The latter had come…



Ripper book featured in Mirror

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 17 7 17 This is a double-page spread devoted to The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper that was featured in the Daily Mirror. The early reviews on Amazon were also encouraging, including this one from an Amazon Top 500 reviewer: ‘This new book, which caught my eye on a supermarket shelf…