Jack The Ripper

Jack The Ripper : The Final Chapter

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The Diary of Jack the Ripper, which came to light in 1991, revealed the identity of the world's most notorious serial killer. At the time it was widely believed to have been a hoax, yet, incredibly, not one person has managed to prove how it was forged or by whom. This, argues Paul Feldman, is because the diary was genuine. Discover how the largest and most detailed investigation on the subject ever to be undertaken led the author through the smokescreen of an official cover-up, via the Royals and the Masons, to the true provenance of the Diary, Jack the Ripper's watch and, ultimately, his identity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 132 x 192 x 30mm | 421.84g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 2x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753513161
  • 9780753513163
  • 805,887

Review quote

"One of the most important and definitive books on Jack the Ripper" -- Colin Wilsonshow more

About Paul H. Feldman

Paul H Feldman became aware of The Diary of Jack the Ripper while researching for a video production in 1992. Although he initially viewed the diary with a great deal of scepticism his early research surprised him enough to inspire the most detailed and expensive investigation into the Whitechapel murderer.show more

Back cover copy

The autumn of 1888 saw a series of savage murders perpetrated in the Whitechapel area of London. These killings came to be known as the work of Jack the Ripper. When a diary was discovered in 1991, written by a man who claimed to be the notorious murderer, the book was widely dismissed as a hoax. But no one has ever conclusively proved that it was a forgery. This, argues Paul H Feldman, is because the diary was genuine. Feldman recounts the largest and most detailed investigation ever to be undertaken on the veracity of Jack the Ripper's diary. Behind the smokescreen of an official cover-up, via royalty and the Masons, the author divulges crucial evidence from Home Office files and uncovers the truth about the origins of the diary and Jack the Ripper's watch. This is also a story of the diarist who was poisoned and his wife who was wrongly imprisoned for his murder, and of the illegitimate descendants still alive today, who have rejected the potential financial rewards and battled to conceal the truth. And of course, it reveals the identity of one of the most infamous criminals of all time: Jack the Ripper himself.show more

Review Text

"One of the most important and definitive books on Jack the Ripper"show more

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