The crimes of Jack the Ripper have haunted the imagination of the world since his murderous reign drew to a close late in 1888. This Casebook is an invaluable survey of the killer, his times and the web of complex and contradictory theories that have sprung up in his wake.
Containing a fully illustrated 64-page book with 18 removable items that have have been painstakingly researched, the Casebook allows the reader to become the detective, presenting all the information, evidence and conclusions gathered since he killed his last victim over a hundred years ago.
The authentic documents include: A police notice issued on 30 September 1888 asking for information on the first three murders; Chief Inspector Swanson's report on the murder of Elizabeth Stride; the 'Dear Boss' letter - the first letter purporting to be from the Whitechapel murderer using the name 'Jack the Ripper'; Sir Melville Macnaghten's report identifying the three main suspects.
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Richard Jones has written books on the Jack the Ripper murders, Dickensian London, the myths and legends of Britain and Ireland, and magic. He is a fully qualified London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, is Member of the prestigious Magic Circle, and was the originator of the acclaimed Jack the Ripper Tour, the London Ghost Walk and Charles Dickens London tours. He regularly appears on television, and was historian on the popular cult show, Most Haunted Live, for several years. He was the writer and presenter of the acclaimed drama/documentary Unmasking Jack the Ripper.
Table of Contents
The East End; People of the Abyss; Unfortunates and Escape; Policing the Ripper; The Whitechapel Murders Begin; Mary Nichols; Annie Chapman; Suspects, Lunatics and the Leather Apron; Jack the Ripper Social Reformer; Elizabeth Stride; Catherine Eddowes; The City Police and the message on the Wall; Ripper Letters; Mary Kelly; More Murders; Murder Methods, Inquests and Medical Knowledge; Melville Macnaghten and Thomas Cutbush; M J Druitt; George Chapman; Kosminski; Ostrog; Tumblety; James Maybrick and the Diary; The Art of Murder - Walter Sickert; The Royals and the Masons; The Power of the Press; The Ripper in Literature; Jack the Ripper's London Today.
Jack the Ripper: The Casebook by Richard Jones
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