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The crime world's most enduring mystery, the identity of Jack the Ripper, has plagued professional historians, criminologists, writers, and amateur enthusiasts for over a hundred years. Chief suspects include Montague John Druitt, Walter Sickert, Aaron Kosminski, Michael Ostrog, William Henry Bury, Dr. Tumblety, and James Maybrick.

This newly updated volume offers the fullest ever overview of the Whitechapel Murders case. It collects not just the key factual evidence but also 17...

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New York 2000 Soft Cover 2nd Printing Very Good (small fault) Thick Octavo. Enlisting in the hundred-year-old debate about the identity of the world's first serial killer, this ... Mammoth investigation introduces the facts of the famous case and presents some of the most convincing, if conflicting, theories of the murderer's identity. 499pp. Tiny color chip on front outside edge. Read more Show Less

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The crime world's most enduring mystery, the identity of Jack the Ripper, has plagued professional historians, criminologists, writers, and amateur enthusiasts for over a hundred years. Chief suspects include Montague John Druitt, Walter Sickert, Aaron Kosminski, Michael Ostrog, William Henry Bury, Dr. Tumblety, and James Maybrick.

This newly updated volume offers the fullest ever overview of the Whitechapel Murders case. It collects not just the key factual evidence but also 17 different arguments as to the identity of the Ripper, including the more recent theories from Patricia Cornwell and others. Contributions from the world's leading Ripperologists include William Beadle, Martin Fido, Shirley Harrison, James Tully, and Colin Wilson.

The essays are supported by a detailed chronology, extensive bibliography and filmography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786706266
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Series: Mammoth Books
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Undisputed Facts
A Complete Chronology of the Whitechapel Murders 3
Just the Facts 15
Key Texts
Witness Statements 61
Autopsy Reports 69
The "Ripper Letters" 89
Police Views 92
Disputed Texts 102
Current Views
The Real Jack the Ripper 111
How Jack the Ripper Saved the Whitechapel Murderer 132
In Quest of Jack the Ripper 151
David Cohen and the Polish Jew Theory 164
Catch Me When You Can 187
The Diary of Jack the Ripper 204
The Facts Speak For Themselves 228
The Jack the Ripper Whitechapel Murders 259
The Mad Doctor 280
The Way to Hell 303
Was James Kelly "Jack the Ripper"? 318
Jack the Ripper: Man or Myth 344
The Great Conspiracy 364
Guts 'n' Roses: The Coming Apocalypse of the Ripper Millennium 385
Jack the Myth 407
A Lifetime in Ripperology 417
Further Evidence
Other Suspects 445
Other Victims? 470
Weather Report 474
Bibliography 475
Filmography 484
Index 487
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2001

    Great Book, Very Intelligent

    This book was very well written with theories from many different Ripperologists. The best book I have read about Jack The Ripper.

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