Jack the Ripper has haunted the world’s imagination since his murderous reign drew to a close in 1888. Exploring the social context of the crimes, this invaluable survey includes police reports, letters purporting to be from the notorious killer, and newspaper clippings from the time. These documents enable readers to become armchair detectives, sifting through the evidence, sorting out the complex and contradictory theories, and assessing all the clues and conclusions gathered through the decades.
Richard Jones is an internationally renowned Jack the Ripper expert, and head guide on the widely acclaimed Jack the Ripper Walks. He has written 16 books, many of which have been published worldwide, including Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland (New Holland UK) and Uncovering Jack the Ripper’s London (New Holland UK) in 2007. He has made frequent appearances in Europe and the US on TV programs about Jack the Ripper, and was featured on the DVD that accompanied the Johnny Depp movie From Hell. He also wrote and presented the acclaimed documentary Unmasking Jack the Ripper.