There has always been a morbid fascination with the art of murder. You only have to look at the television listings or examine the shelves of you local bookshop. Conan Doyle became famous through Sherlock Holmes and there has never been any letting up of interest. London over the ages has been the perfect setting with Jack the Ripper  to name but one.

In these pages the aim is to tell the stories and where possible to show the venues as they exist today.