Jack the Ripper: The Simple Truthby Bruce Paley
The identity of the most notorious murderer of all time has long remained a mystery. After 12 years of research, Bruce Paley believes he has uncovered the real face behind the chilling murders of Jack the Ripper. In this book, Paley presents the evidence he has collected and identifies his suspect.
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Bruce Paley is a genius who has probably come as close to solving the Ripper murders as anyone ever will. By using modern criminal profiling techniques, he narrows the field of plausible suspects down to one and then clicks off a laundry list of ways the suspect matches the profile. If you believe in the Parsimony Principle: the simplest theory which fits the facts is probably the correct one, Paley's book will be an incredible read. It will blow away the smog of long discredited, but never discarded, conspiracy theories with the force of a hurricane.
I've read about half-a-dozen recent books claiming to have 'solved' this mystery, and this is, by far, the only one with far more substance than simply saying 'this guy was around and he hated women.' Paley shows so many powerful links between his suspect and the last (and most gruesomely slaughtered) Ripper victim (who was also the ex-girlfriend of Paley's suspect) -- including having her room key and the Ripper taking her heart (the only such instance) -- that other writers MUST first discount his argument --which none of them do. Add to that Paley's tight, to-the-point writing style, and you have a fascinating read. My only concern is that Paley does not show well that a fish-cleaner could have the Ripper's human organ-removal skills.