05 February 2008

Tagged by MD

  • Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages
  • Open the book to page 123
  • Find the 5th sentence
  • Post the next 3 sentences
  • (Tag 5 more people)

Thanks for the tag, I'm surprised you missed this one on the bookshelves!

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper
by Philip Sugden

The practice of offering government rewards, it ran, had been discontinued some years ago because they had been found to produce more harm than good and, in the case of the Whitechapel Murders, there was a special risk that a reward, "might hinder rather than promote the ends of justice." Montague was less than impressed. As he explained in a letter to Warren, the Home Secretary's view of rewards was "not in accord with the general feeling on the subject."

PV: to readers of my story, this interlude is though unrelated, decidedly appropriate!

1 comment:

Michelle Dawn said...

Now that you mention it, we do seem to have a lot of Jack the Ripper books around this place.