In 1888, the Whitechapel area of London was transfixed by a series of brutal murders. The horrific deaths of five women, all of whom were prostitutes, have been linked to various suspects, including an American Doctor, a businessman from Liverpool, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria's grandson. To this day, the identity of the killer remains unknown. Whoever he was, the murderer taunted the police with letters, signed with a pseudonym destined to strike a chill in our hearts even now, over one hundred years later, Jack the Ripper. "Jack the Ripper: the Definitive History" is the one book to which people will turn for the facts behind one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era. Up-to-date with all the latest findings, it chronologically recounts the events, giving a detailed account of the lives and movements of each of the victims. It revealsimportant insight into the mystery surrounding the true identity of the Whitechapel Murderer by discussing some fascinating and interesting facts. Ripper expert Paul Begg draws on his vast knowledge of the case to give the fullest account of the story to date. Paul Begg is a leading authority on the subject of Jack the Ripper. He regularly appears on TV documentaries on the Ripper, has advised the novelists Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell on the facts behind the mystery and has given talks to the FBI on the subject. He is a full time writer and current Editor of the Ripperologist magazine. His previous books include, Jack the Ripper: The Uncensored Facts (Robson, 1988) and the Jack the Ripper A-Z (Hodder).
|Hardcover Book, 328 pages||English|
|Longman Publishing Group (Unknown)||Unknown|
|9780582506312||6.38 x 9.44 x 1.29 inches|
|General British History|