Wicked Beyond Belief: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper

Overview

For over twenty years, the dark secrets of the biggest criminal manhunt in British history have remained a closed book -- until now. Wicked Beyond Belief is a powerful indictment of the calamitous investigation that logged over two million manhours of police work; its revelation of crucial new evidence relating to Peter Sutcliffe's meticulously planned killing methods caused headlines in the newspapers ('Mad, bad -- or both?'); and it argues convincingly that Sutcliffe's crimes were far more extensive than ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $12.26   
  • New (6) from $12.26   
  • Used (4) from $12.40   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$12.26
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4462)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$17.76
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17546)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$36.81
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(1)

Condition: New
New Satisfaction Guaranteed. Prompt customer service. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you ... will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Montrouge, France

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$38.39
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(7)

Condition: New
2012 Paperback New Book New and in stock. 4/26/2012. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you ... will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Morden, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$57.57
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(273)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$60.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(164)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

For over twenty years, the dark secrets of the biggest criminal manhunt in British history have remained a closed book -- until now. Wicked Beyond Belief is a powerful indictment of the calamitous investigation that logged over two million manhours of police work; its revelation of crucial new evidence relating to Peter Sutcliffe's meticulously planned killing methods caused headlines in the newspapers ('Mad, bad -- or both?'); and it argues convincingly that Sutcliffe's crimes were far more extensive than hitherto admitted. With exclusive access to the detectives involved, to pathologist's archives and the Home Office's own top secret Byford Report into the police handling of the case, the story of the hunt reads as tensely as any thriller.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007450732
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgements xi
Dramatis Personae xv
Chronology xix
Map xxii
Preface xxv
1. Contact and Exchange 1
2. The Diabetic Detective 35
3. 'A Man with a Beard' 62
4. Tracks in the Grass 79
5. Impressions in Blood 102
6. A Fresh Start 136
7. Punter's Money 167
8. 'The Job Is Life; Life Is the Job' 200
9. A Miserable Place To Die 227
10. Chinese Walls 253
11. The Wrong Track 274
12. Going Covert 297
13. 'He Comes from Sunderland' 320
14. Bad Feelings 358
15. Swamped by Paper 396
16. 'He Lives Somewhere, He Works for Someone' 434
17. 'The Beast I Am' 462
18. Mad or Bad? 500
19. DNA, DNA, DNA 534
Endpiece: A Suitable Case for Treatment? 563
Note on Sources 581
Text Notes and References 588
Bibliography 640
Author's Note on the Appendices 654
Appendix A Statement of Peter William Sutcliffe to West Yorkshire Police, 4 January 1981 659
Appendix B Subsequent Police Statements, January-February 1981 689
Index 723
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)