The Art of Crime
by Gavin Whitehead
A new history podcast about the unlikely collisions between true crime and the arts. Season 1 is titled The Unusual Suspects: Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper. For show notes and full transcripts, check out www.artofcrimepodcast.com. Subscribe today wherever you get your podcasts.
In 1913, Marie Belloc Lowndes published her novel, The Lodger, inspired by a story that painter Walter Sickert heard from his landlady. At one point, the heroine attends a farcical inquest, during which a witness offers bogus testimony. This fictional debacle resonates with one of the more bizarre episodes in the Whitechapel murders.
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