This novel is part of the Jack the Ripper Victims series. Each novel within the series is a stand-alone story.
Apologies to the Cat’s Meat Man by Alan M. Clark is the story of Annie Chapman, the 2nd victim of Jack the Ripper. 158 page trade paperback published by IFD Publishing. Five illustration by the author/illustrator inside the book.
Annie Chapman led a hard, lower class life in filthy 19th century London. Late in life, circumstances and and her choices led her to earn her crust by solicitation. After a bruising brawl with another woman over money and a man, she lost her lodgings and found herself sleeping rough. That dangerous turn of events delivered her into the hands of London’s most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper.
Contrasting her last week alive with the experiences of her earlier life, the author helps readers understand how she might have made the decisions that put her in the wrong place at the wrong time.