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  • Published: 29 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780718178246
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

The Complete and Essential Jack the Ripper




The definite account of the Jack the Ripper mystery

Every fact, theory and myth behind the 1888 Whitechapel killings scrutinized, dissected and analysed by today's leading Ripperologist.

In this comprehensive account of London's most infamous serial killer, Paul Begg, the foremost modern authority on the case, explores the facts behind the most grisly episode of the Victorian era: the slaughter of several prostitutes over a two-month period.

Setting the scene in the impoverished East End, Begg's meticulous research offers detailed accounts of the lives of the Ripper's female victims and a thorough examination of the police investigation. It looks at the many suspects uncovered over the years and the way in which they have often mirrored contemporary concerns, and he examines the growth and development of the myth in film and literature.

The Complete Jack the Ripper is the definitive book, exploring both the myth and reality of Britain's most famous murderer and his victims.

  • Published: 29 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780718178246
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

About the authors

John Bennett

Born in 1969, John Bennett comes from Kingston-upon-Spey, a small village in Morayshire, in the north-east of Scotland. He is the author of Sea Otters Gambolling in the Wild, Wild Surf.

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