Jack the Ripper The Complete Casebook Author:Donald Rumbelow In the fall of 1888, a man known as Jack the Ripper stabbed and disemboweled five London prostitutes in a killing spree that, to this day, ranks as one of the most infamous and unnerving of all time. A full 100 years later, the name "Jack the Ripper" still sends chills down the spine, not only because of the horrific nature of the murders, but a... more »lso because the killer was never caught--fueling a century of fervent speculation about the identity and motive of the mad butcher of White chapel.
Donald Rumbelow, a City of London policeman, had unprecedented access to some of Scotland Yard's most confidential papers in writing Jack the Ripper: The Complete Casebook. Readers who think they've guessed the identity of the Ripper will be shocked at the large and surprising body of evidence--much of it from firsthand sources--Rumbelow presents. He takes readers right to the scene of the crime with unbelievably graphic descriptions of the lives and deaths of the victims plus forty-eight pages of illustrations and photographs--including postmortem photos of the Ripper's victims.
A classic entry in the annals of true crime, Jack the Ripper paints the clearest portrait ever of the monster who stepped out from the underside of Victoria's gaslit London to murder women--and to terrify generations.« less