The Big Book of Jack the Ripper

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 1101971142

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 1051

Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology takes its inspiration from the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper. Of the real-life serial killers whose gruesome acts have been splashed across headlines, none has reached the mythical status of Jack the Ripper. In the Ripper's wake, terror swept through the streets of London’s East End in the fall of 1888. As quickly as his nightmarish reign came, Saucy Jack vanished without a trace—leaving future generations to speculate upon his identity and whereabouts. He was diabolical in a way never seen before—a killer who taunted the police, came up with his own legendary monikers, and, ultimately, got away with his heinous crimes. More than a century later, the man “from hell” continues to live on in the imaginations of readers everywhere—and in some of the most spec­tacularly unnerving stories, both fiction and nonfiction, ever written. The Big Book of Jack the Ripper immerses you in the utterly chilling world of Red Jack’s London, where his unprecedented evil still lurks. Including: · Legendary stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen · Captivating essays from George Bernard Shaw, Stephen Hunter, and Peter Underwood · Riveting new stories by contemporary masters Jeffrey Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more · Astonishing theories from the world’s foremost Ripperologists From the Ripper Vault: · Demonic letters from Jack himself · Gruesome postmortem exams documenting all the bits and pieces of the cases · Harrowing witness statements taken on those hellish nights · Breaking newspaper accounts of the East End hysteria From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849015260

Category: True Crime

Page: 512

View: 9824

Updated and expanded edition of the fullest ever collective investigation into Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders. This volume collects not just all the key factual evidence but also 20 different arguments as to the identity of Jack the Ripper, such as that advanced by Patricia Cornwell. Contributions are from the world's leading Ripperologists, including William Beadle, Melvyn Fairclough, Martin Fido, Shirley Harrison, James Tully and Colin Wilson. The identity of Jack the Ripper has plagued professional historians, criminologists, writers and amateur enthusiasts. The many suspects include Montague John Druitt, Walter Sickert, Aaron Kosminski, Michael Ostrog, William Henry Bury, Dr Tumblety and James Maybrick. The only certainty is that Ripperologist have not found an invididual on whom they can all agree. The essays are supported by a detailed chronology, extensive bibliography and filmography.

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper

Author: Philip Sugden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337094

Category: True Crime

Page: 160

View: 1150

The murders in London between 1888-91 attributed to Jack the Ripper constitute one of the most mysterious unsolved criminal cases. This story is the result of many years meticulous research. The author reassesses all the evidence and challenges everything we thought we knew about the Victorian serial killer and the vanished East End he terrorized.

Jack the Ripper

An Encyclopedia

Author: John J. Eddleston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074145

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1255

A detailed and meticulously researched encyclopedia on all aspects of Jack the Ripper, one of the world's most famous, and mysterious, serial killers. * 450+ entries arranged around themes such as suspects, victims, police, myths, and errors * Verbatim accounts of eight important letters written at the times of the murders that may be genuine, or that other writers have claimed to be genuine * A timeline of the era of Jack the Ripper, beginning with a poisoning in 1887 and ending with the writing of the Littlechild letter in 1913 * 12 maps detailing the location of each murder * Numerous photographs including explicit postmortem photos of many of the victims attributed to Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

The Definitive History

Author: Paul Begg

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405807128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 5379

In 1888 the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of some of the most brutal murders ever recorded in history - and yet the case of Jack the Ripper remains unsolved. Steering clear of wild conspiracy theories, and spurious attempts to advance new theories about the identity of the culprit, Paul Begg instead provides the facts behind one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era. The book is a social history of Victorian East London as it is about the murders themselves. Begg argues that the case excited such interest precisely because of the notoriety of the East End at the time. Chronological coverage includes detailed accounts of the lives of each of the victims and an examination of the police investigation.

Jack the Ripper

The Complete Casebook

Author: Donald Rumbelow

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780425118696

Category: True Crime

Page: 319

View: 4410

He was the most notorious killer of all time. Now, after being given unprecedented access to Scotland Yard's most confidential files, the world's foremost authority on Jack the Ripper, Donald Rumbelow, presents shocking new evidence--including postmortem photos of the Ripper's victims, illustrations, letters to the police, and newspaper dramatizations.

Jack the Ripper

Light-Hearted Friend

Author: Richard Wallace

Publisher: Gemini Press (Melrose, MA)


Category: True Crime

Page: 293

View: 5085

Proves that legendary children's author Lewis Carroll was really Jack the Ripper! -- Movie rights sold. -- Endorsed with an introduction by British expert, Colin Wilson. -- Praised by reviewers for the quality and thoroughness of it's research -- a complete circumstantial case. -- Presented by Harper's Magazine in November, 1996. -- Author's sequel to The Agony of Lewis Carroll. This work presents a complete circumstantial case rivaling any others thus far. It analyzes the unique method of communication Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) used in books he published after the murders to "confess" to the killings. Also includes a motive, psychological profile, knowledge, and opportunity, along with a specially commissioned forensic handwriting analysis.

In My Father's Den

Author: Maurice Gee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742287891

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2542

When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past which proves as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed. In My Father's Den is Maurice Gee's third novel and was first published in 1972. It is now an international feature film of the same name. In My Father's Den is directed by Brad McGann and Produced by Trevor Haysom and Dixie Linder, and stars Matthew Macfayden, Miranda Otto and Emily Barclay.

Dust and Shadow

An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

Author: Lyndsay Faye

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583300

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 3391

A carefully researched vintage-style reimagining of the case of Jack the Ripper pits the nineteenth-century serial killer against Sherlock Holmes, who endeavors to identify and outmaneuver his adversary against a backdrop of their time and without modern technology.

Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper

Author: Robert Bloch

Publisher: Subterranean

ISBN: 9781596064249

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 3908

Presents a collection of short stories, along with a script and an essay, that depict the adventures of Jack the Ripper in various times and places, including 1940s Chicago and aboard the Starship Enterprise.

Der Fluch von Pendle Hill

Ein Fall für Frey und McGray 2

Author: Oscar de Muriel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364118682X

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 9687

Neujahr 1889. In Edinburghs berüchtigter Irrenanstalt ermordet ein gefährlicher Psychopath eine Krankenschwester. Kurz bevor ihm die Flucht gelingt, unterhält er sich mit einer jungen Patientin, die seit Jahren kein Wort gesprochen hat. Wieso hat sie ihr Schweigen gebrochen? Sind die Gerüchte von schwarzer Magie wahr, die in den Fluren der Anstalt kursieren? Inspector McGray geht der Fall sehr nahe, denn die junge Frau ist seine Schwester. Zusammen mit seinem Partner Ian Frey verfolgt er den Mörder durch das ganze Königreich – bis zum Pendle Hill, Sitz der gefürchteten Hexen von Lancashire, wo die beiden genialen Ermittler einem furchtbaren Geheimnis auf die Spur kommen ...

Die Teerose


Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492956025

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 5118

London 1888, eine Stadt im Aufbruch: Während in den Gassen von Whitechapel das Laster blüht, träumt die 17-jährige Fiona von einer besseren Zukunft. Als Packerin in einer Teefabrik beweist die junge Irin ihr Gespür für die köstlichsten Sorten und exotischsten Mischungen. Doch dann muss Fiona ihren Verlobten Joe verlassen und sich im New York der Jahrhundertwende eine Existenz aufbauen... Spannend und voller Sinnlichkeit erzählt dieser Roman die Geschichte der Fiona Finnegan und einer großen Liebe zwischen Sühne, Mut und Leidenschaft.

Wo der Teufel ruht


Author: Craig Russell

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216447

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4847

Ein junger Psychologe wird in Prag Zeuge eines Mordversuchs. Die Stadt wird Anfang der dreißiger Jahre von einem Serienmörder in Atem gehalten. In einer Anstalt soll der Psychologe mit hochgefährlichen Psychopathen arbeiten – an seiner Seite zwei undurchsichtige Forscher und eine Frau, in die er sich sogleich verliebt. Währenddessen geht in Prag die Mordserie weiter. Und plötzlich glaubt der junge Wissenschaftler, den Mörder zu kennen: sein alter Studienfreund, der verschwunden ist. Ein Roman, wie ein moderner Lovecraft ihn geschrieben haben könnte.

From hell

ein Melodrama in sechzehn Teilen

Author: Alan Moore,Eddie Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936480535


Page: 555

View: 6045


Die Winterrose


Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492951686

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

View: 3113

London, 1900: Die junge India Selwyn-Jones bewegt sich in den feinsten Kreisen. Bis sie als Ärztin im berüchtigten Viertel Whitechapel zu arbeiten beginnt– und dort in leidenschaftlicher Liebe zu dem gefürchteten Gangsterboss Sid Malone entbrennt... Voller Dramatik und Sinnlichkeit erzählt Jennifer Donnelly, die Autorin der international erfolgreichen »Teerose«, von ihrer unbeugsamen Heldin India.