The Complete Jack the Ripper A to Z

The Complete Jack the Ripper A to Z

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by Paul Begg, Martin Fido, Keith Skinner
     
 

Written by three of the world's leading authorities on the case, this book takes a completely objective look at theories old and new, describes all the key Ripper books, and gives brief biographies of many of the authors. It includes an entry for almost every person involved in the case, from suspects and witnesses to policemen and

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Written by three of the world's leading authorities on the case, this book takes a completely objective look at theories old and new, describes all the key Ripper books, and gives brief biographies of many of the authors. It includes an entry for almost every person involved in the case, from suspects and witnesses to policemen and journalists, plus the ordinary people who became caught up in the unfolding drama. Whether one is new to the mystery of Jack the Ripper or an experienced Ripperologist, this compendium will keep your turning the pages. As for the more prominent players caught up in the drama of the Whitechapel murders, the research into the lives of the victims has been extraordinary and has unearthed, for example, a photograph of Annie Chapman thought to be the only surviving nonmortuary photograph of a Ripper victim. Also included are photographs of Michael Ostrog and the mad butcher Joseph Isenschmidt, and several new photographs of policemen.

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"The unholy trio of modern 'Ripperologists,' cover in detail every person, place, or thing that is in any way connected to the case . . .  a volume no armchair Ripperologist can do without."  —Library Journal

Library Journal
Though the subject is rather gruesome, this is nonetheless a remarkable reference book. Authors Begg, Martin Fido, and Keith Skinner offer a detailed listing of everything having to do with the Whitechapel killings of 1888. This second edition of the original (LJ 9/15/92) has been updated to include a new suspect, American Francis Tumblety, and even Ripper-related World Wide Web pages, e.g., . This also includes numerous photographs, some of which are new.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844547975
Publisher:
John Blake Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.87(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Begg is former editor of Ripperologist magazine and the author of Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History. Martin Fido is the author of The Chronicles of Crime. He teaches at Boston University. Keith Skinner is the coauthor of Ripper Diary.

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