Introduction by Ripperologist Paul Begg
In Whitechapel in 1888 at least five women were horribly murdered and mutilated. Their killer quickly became known as Jack the Ripper. Though there were many suspects, no one was ever caught, and over a hundred years later the world is still fascinated by the mystery.
Written in the 1920s, this book introduces a new suspect. It is a recently discovered memoir by James Willoughby Carnac, a man who claims to have been Jack the Ripper. It covers his life from childhood to death, including his account of those terrible few months in 1888.
Ultimately it is for you, the reader, to decide whether you believe the mystery has been solved at last, or whether this is one of the very earliest fictional writings about Jack the Ripper. If so, as it was written in the 1920s, it is a fascinating piece of period writing and a worthy addition to the Ripper canon. We believe it is more than that. We believe you are about to read the words of Jack the Ripper himself.show more