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murphytherot | 12:34 Thu 24th May 2007 | Arts & Literature
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Hello! Does anyone know of any good books about Jack The Ripper? I'm interested in reading about him/the events that took place and also about the conspiracies surrounding him. Thanks x

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Jack the Ripper; a bibliography and review of the literature, by Alexander Garfield Kelly; Colin Wilson; Association of Assistant Librarians. Language: English Type: Book
Publisher: London, Association of Assistant Librarians, 1973.

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ISBN: 0902248030 | OCLC: 714628 | Cite this Item
Subjects: Jack, -- the Ripper | Whitechapel (London, England) -- History -- Bibliography. | Serial murders -- England -- London -- History -- Bibliography. | More Subjects ...
The Man Who Hunted Jack the Ripper, By Stewart Evans and Nicholas Connell

Jack the Ripper: Anatomy of a Myth, by William Beadle

Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders, by Stewart Evans and Keith Skinner

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper by Philip Sugden
Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates by Stewart P. Evans, Donald Rumbelow

Ripperology: A Study of the World's First Serial Killer and a Literary Phenomenon (True Crime Series) by Robin Odell

The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook: An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Stewart P. Evans, Keith Skinner

.........Don�t read the one by Patricia Cornwell, its rubbish.
Try 'The Ripper and the Royals' - can't remember authors name but it explores the whole Royals/Freemasons theory
This may sound like a yarn but my ex husband's nan was born in the same building as one of the victims was found, george yard buildings and then when i was reading up about the case on the very very informative web site about the victims, which is an aspect people overlook, i was reading through all the witness statements about the known last sightings and movements of the women and one of the investogating constables that took the statements was called hawkes and he lived in the same borough of london as my ex husbands paternal ancestors, his nan was his maternal side.
try 'Uncle Jack' by a guy called Tony Williams. Its really fascinating and of all the theories i've read its pretty convincing. You can get it online at www.whsmith.co.uk for �6.39. The author basically started to trace his family tree and uncovered all sorts of info that could credibly support the claim that Jack was in fact the highly respected John Williams

Philip Sugdens Complete history is by far the best becasue it dosnt expound a theory,,it give you the most likely and unlikey options...the real gem however it the research quality and the de-bunking of myths grown out of irresponsible journalism and historical research by authors trying to sell books.

I agree about the P Cornwell book...it is terrible, using the most tenuous facts to try to tie her suspect to the crimes.
Using her methodology, i could have been the ripper because i used to live in London!!!

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