Complete Jack The Ripper

Complete Jack The Ripper

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Fully updated and revised, Donald Rumbelow's classic work is the ultimate examination of the facts, theories, fictions and fascinations surrounding the greatest whodunit in history.

The Complete Jack the Ripper lays out all the evidence in the most comprehensive summary ever written about the Ripper. Rumbelow, a former London Metropolitan policeman, and an authority on crime, has subjected every theory - including those that have emerged in recent years - to the same deep scrutiny. He also examines the mythology surrounding the case and provides some fascinating insights into the portrayal of the Ripper on stage and screen and on the printed page. More seriously, he also examines the horrifying parallel crimes of the Dusseldorf Ripper and the Yorkshire Ripper in an attempt to throw further light on the atrocities of Victorian London.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 26mm | 293g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • 0753541505
  • 9780753541500
  • 134,293

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"an enjoyable work of popular history." --"Curtis Bowman Blog" "Brilliant. Rumbelow makes a Herculean effort to strip Jack naked of romantic myths, and to present all the theories soberly and impartially." --"Spectator"" an enjoyable work of popular history. "Curtis Bowman Blog"" "It's difficult to believe that any future Ripperologists will provide a fuller account." --P. D. James "an enjoyable work of popular history." --Curtis Bowman Blog
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About Donald Rumbelow

Donald Rumbelow was a serving City of London policeman. He lectures on crime and London History and is a former Chairman of the Crime Writers Association.
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