The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook

Author: Keith Skinner
Publisher: C & R Crime
ISBN: 1472107853
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Two experienced Ripperologists have applied their joint knowledge and expertise to the painstaking collation of all the known official records to produce the ultimate Ripper book - a narrative account of the murders encompassing all the known evidence. The most complete work on the Ripper case ever, contains: the entire contents of the Scotland Yard files covering the full series of murders; extensive press reports; witness statements and extracts from police notebooks; documents missing from the official files and many rare photographs. The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook is not only an invaluable reference, but is also a compelling account of the Victorian serial murderer whose identity remains one of criminology's greatest mysteries.

Jack the Ripper

Author: Stewart Evans
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750953810
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Between August and November 1888 six women were found murdered and mutilated in London's East End and Aldgate. All were prostitutes; one was found on a common landing, one in the street, one in a backyard, one in an entry, one in a public square and the sixth in a house. The murders provoked massive interest in the press and dozens of letters quickly appeared, claiming to have been written by the killer. The origin of the name Jack the Ripper itself was a letter, famously written to 'Dear Boss,' the head of the Central News Agency. Certain letters have been reproduced or quoted in previous books but Stewart Evans and Keith Skinner are the first to have read and examined every one. This book reproduces and transcribes all the letters, including the 'Dear Boss' correspondence and the horrific letter sent to the chairman of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee together with a piece of human kidney. The authors relate the letters to the complete story of the Whitechapel murders, tracing the hysteria and misconceptions that dogged both the police and Fleet Street during 1888-9 and providing revealing insights into the Victorian psyche.For the first time the cases of three people arrested by the police for sending 'Jack the Ripper' letters are explored, including that of Maria Coroner, the attractive 21-year-old Bradford girl. Evans and Skinner also examine the letters of seven suspects, including Dr. Roslyn D'Onston Stephenson and Nikaner Benelius. The story of the Ripper letters ends by posing a controversial question: was Jack the Ripper merely a press invention?

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper

Author: Philip Sugden
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1780337094
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The murders in London between 1888-91 attributed to Jack the Ripper constitute one of the most mysterious unsolved criminal cases. This story is the result of many years meticulous research. The author reassesses all the evidence and challenges everything we thought we knew about the Victorian serial killer and the vanished East End he terrorized.

Complete Jack The Ripper

Author: Donald Rumbelow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 075354993X
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Fully updated and revised, Donald Rumbelow’s classic work is the ultimate examination of the facts, theories, fictions and fascinations surrounding the greatest whodunit in history. The Complete Jack the Ripper lays out all the evidence in the most comprehensive summary ever written about the Ripper. Rumbelow, a former London Metropolitan policeman, and an authority on crime, has subjected every theory – including those that have emerged in recent years – to the same deep scrutiny. He also examines the mythology surrounding the case and provides some fascinating insights into the portrayal of the Ripper on stage and screen and on the printed page. More seriously, he also examines the horrifying parallel crimes of the Düsseldorf Ripper and the Yorkshire Ripper in an attempt to throw further light on the atrocities of Victorian London.

Jack the Ripper

Author: Stewart Evans
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752499254
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Drawing on their unparallel knowledge of the Jack the Ripper murders and their professional experience as police officers, the two doyens of serious Ripper writing join forces for the first time to write the definitive book on the case from the perspective of the police investigation. As the title declares, this is the complete investigation and is full of new insights and information on the murders and who might have committed them. The authors reopen every aspect of the case and offer a balanced account that does not favor any one suspect or motive. By viewing the case through the lens of police procedure, they have uncovered clues and links that have remained undetected for more than a hundred years. Evans and Rumbelow also extend the investigation beyond the “canonical” five victims and add other murders investigated at the same time that bring the total to twelve. This study strips away much of the nonsense that has accumulated since 1888 and draws the reader into the world of police investigation in Victorian London, reopening files on a case that will perhaps never be solved, but will always fascinate.

Capturing Jack The Ripper

Author: Neil R. A. Bell
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445621681
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Explores life in the Victorian police force from the time of Jack the Ripper, from training to discovering a murder.

Jack the Ripper

Author: Richard Whittington-Egan
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445617862
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The definitive work on Jack the Ripper and the various theories from the time of the murders to the present day

Jack the Ripper

Author: Richard Whittington-Egan
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445617862
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The definitive work on Jack the Ripper and the various theories from the time of the murders to the present day

Little Book of Jack the Ripper

Author: The Whitechapel Society
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750958901
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London's premier society for the study of Jack the Ripper presents a compact guide to the most famous case of them allThe Jack the Ripper mystery is recognized as being the greatest "whodunnit" the world has ever seen. Conjuring up images of swirling fog, top hats, and dark alleys, it is easy to see why this fascinating tale still continues to capture the imagination. This little book is crammed full of hundreds of true facts and anecdotes about this most enduring of mysteries—a book which you can dip in and out of during the twilight hours, if you're brave enough. Compiled by the Whitechapel Society, and drawing on their incredible archives, it will delight true-crime enthusiasts everywhere.

Victorian Demons

Author: Andrew Smith
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719063572
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Victorian Demons provides the first extensive exploration of largely middle-class masculinities in crisis at the fin de siècle. It analyzes how ostensibly controlling models of masculinity became demonized in a variety of literary and medical contexts, revealing the period to be much more ideologically complex than has hitherto been understood. Andrew Smith demonstrates how a Gothic language of monstrosity, drawn from narratives such as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Dracula, increasingly influenced a range of medical and cultural contexts, destabilizing these apparently dominant masculine scripts. He provides a concise analysis of a range of examples relating to masculinity drawn from literary, medical, legal and sociological contexts, including Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man), the Whitechapel murders of 1888, Sherlock Holmes's London, the writings and trials of Oscar Wilde, theories of degeneration and medical textbooks on syphilis.