The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper

A complete psychological and pictorial account of the gruesome Ripper murders that shocked a nation This is the thrilling profile of a killer with vivid reconstructions of the actual crimes.
The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper A complete psychological and pictorial account of the gruesome Ripper murders that shocked a nation This is the thrilling profile of a killer with vivid reconstructions of the actual crimes

  • Title: The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper
  • Author: M.J. Trow Tim Craddock
  • ISBN: 9781840240160
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Many Faces of Jack the Ripper”

    1. This is a kind of weird book. It's like it wants to grow up to be a coffee-table book. It's oversized, glossy paper, and full of photographs, but the photographs are either the same double-handful of photographs you get in every Ripper book (and bad reproductions, too) or photographs of Whitechapel as it is now, which are all kind of small and cramped. And then there's the one photo with the girl posed as a chestnut seller Jack the Ripper allegedly spoke to, where she's all young and smooth-skin [...]

    2. This was compulsively readable, and unlike many Ripper books it gives you a good idea as to what it was like to live in the East End during that time, and how the police force worked (and didn't work). It also covers some suspects I had not previously seen. However, some of the photos were mislabeled, and I noticed a few inaccuracies and sweeping generalizations (i.e. "the Ripper was deranged and surgeons are not deranged; therefore he could not have been a surgeon," and "he could not have been [...]

    3. This was a great Ripper book. Went through the evidence and applied it to the favorite suspects and other obscure ones and really kept an open perspective. Full of facts and little known theories and corrections to the many mis-perceptions that have occured over the years. I loved it.

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