Jack the Ripper: The Facts

By Paul Begg

In the autumn of 1888 a series of murders in London’s poverty-ridden East End caused a sensation around the world. The killer was never caught, perhaps never identified, but became known to posterity by the chilling nickname ‘Jack the Ripper’. This book is the story of those murders, free of theories and speculation, by one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subject.

Using contemporary documents, police files, Home Office papers and newspaper reports, Jack the Ripper: The Facts recreates the notorious crimes and police investigation of 1888 to provide the best available overview of this ‘Great Victorian Mystery’, the greatest unsolved true-crime story of all time.

Written by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the case, this book is an enduring classic of Ripper literature. It follows the crimes chronologically and records the most significant events, witness testimonies and aspects of the police investigation, including photographs. As well as objectively examining the primary police subjects, the author provides a fascinating ad authoritative insight into related political issues and background events.

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