Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect

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An investigation into the man Scotland Yard thought (but couldn't prove) was Jack the Ripper

Dozens of theories have attempted to resolve the mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper, the world's most famous serial killer. Ripperologist Robert House contends that we may have known the answer all along. The head of Scotland Yard's Criminal Investigation Department at the time of the murders thought Aaron Kozminski was guilty, but he lacked the legal proof to convict him. By ...

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Overview

An investigation into the man Scotland Yard thought (but couldn't prove) was Jack the Ripper

Dozens of theories have attempted to resolve the mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper, the world's most famous serial killer. Ripperologist Robert House contends that we may have known the answer all along. The head of Scotland Yard's Criminal Investigation Department at the time of the murders thought Aaron Kozminski was guilty, but he lacked the legal proof to convict him. By exploring Kozminski's life, House builds a strong circumstantial case against him, showing not only that he had means, motive, and opportunity, but also that he fit the general profile of a serial killer as defined by the FBI today.

  • The first book to explore the life of Aaron Kozminski, one of Scotland Yard's top suspects in the quest to identify Jack the Ripper
  • Combines historical research and contemporary criminal profiling techniques to solve one of the most vexing criminal mysteries of all time
  • Draws on a decade of research by the author, including trips to Poland and England to uncover Kozminski's past and details of the case
  • Includes a Foreword by Roy Hazelwood, a former FBI profiler and pioneer of profiling sexual predators
  • Features dozens of photographs and illustrations

Building a thorough and convincing case that completes the work begun by Scotland Yard more than a century ago, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know who really committed Jack the Ripper's heinous and unforgettable crimes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470938997
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 497,045
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert House is a Ripperologist and an expert on the suspect Aaron Kozminski.
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Roy Hazelwood).

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One Coming to London.

1. "Fear God and the King".

2. 1881: The Storm Breaks.

3. The Victorian East End.

4. Jewish Tailors in the East End.

Photo gallery.

Part Two 1888.

5. The Murders Begin.

6. Martha Tabram.

7. Polly Nichols.

8. The Police.

9. Annie Chapman.

10. Elizabeth Stride.

11. Kate Eddowes.

12. Lonesome October.

13. The Batty Street "Lodger".

14. Mary Kelly.

15. The Curtain Falls.

16. An Encore? The Murder of Frances Coles.

Photo gallery.

Part Three Aaron Kozminski.

17. Downward Spiral.

18. Anderson's Suspect.

19. Macnaghten and Swanson.

20. A Few Possible Leads.

21. The Identification, the Witness, and the Informant.

Photo gallery.

Part Four A Modern Perspective.

22. Not Guilty?

23. A Modern Take on Serial Killers.

24. Geographic Profiling.

25. Schizophrenia and Violence.

26. Murder Will Out.

Notes.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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