Alias Jack the Ripper: Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects

Alias Jack the Ripper: Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects

by R. Michael Michael Gordon
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McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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Alias Jack the Ripper: Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alias Jack the Ripper: Beyond the Whitechapel Suspects This book is about the analysis of a possible suspect Severin Klosowski better known as George Chapman convicted of being the borough poisoner who the author Michael Gordon believes is the infamous Jack The Ripper. The man who terrorized the east end slums of London during the Victorian era leading into the turn of the century. Gordon's writing style is very analytical, he uses a great deal of quote analysis throughout the entire book. His writing style can get excruciatingly dull at times because it is constant throughout the entire book however, he uses a rich vocabulary to accurately describe the monstrosity of the crimes committed keeping the reader engaged and wanting to know more. I also admire his hunger for hard evidence to back up his idea and accusation of Severin Klosowski. Something that I admire that he included in the book were maps, pictures of victims, direct copies of documents (in text and picture form) for the reader to better understand all of what was happening in the time era and with the crime. This book is for people who have a higher reading level and are fascinated by murder and serial killers. I think that the way he presented compelling evidence and the expert writing style he exhibits is useful for the school curriculum but the content is not exactly school friendly given it does contain pictures of real victims. This book should be made into a movie that would best be presented in the form of a documentary because it is purely evidence based and would be ruined by a producer who will simply present gore in order to sell. Over all I would give this book a 4 out 5 and would recommend it to anyone interested in serial murder. By the end of this book you will also be convinced that Klowski despite his multiple names is indeed Jack.