Jack the Ripper


Author: Andrew Cook
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 1848683278
Category: History
Page: 253
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Andrew Cook goes in search of the real story of Jack the Ripper - and this story isn't set in the brothels of the East End but in the boardrooms of Fleet Street. This is a tale of hysteria whipped up by competing tabloid editors and publishers.

Jack the Ripper 2018

Aktuelle Erkenntnisse der Ripper-Forschung
Author: Daniela Mattes
Publisher: TWENTYSIX
ISBN: 3740752610
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Der Name Jack the Ripper ist praktisch jedem geläufig. Dieses Pseudonym des immer noch unbekannten Serienmörders, der 1888 das Londoner East End in Angst und Schrecken versetzte, wird in vielen Büchern, Filmen und anderen Medien verarbeitet. Die damaligen Umstände und die vergleichsweise bescheidenen polizeilichen Möglichkeiten führten leider dazu, dass der Serienmörder ungehindert entkommen konnte. Interessanterweise tauchen aber auch jetzt noch, nach so vielen Jahren, neue Hinweise auf den Fall und auf den Mörder auf, wodurch sich eine ganz neue Perspektive eröffnet. Wenn wir heute einen Blick auf die aktuellen Forschungsergebnisse werfen, die die neuen Untersuchungsmethoden und die unermüdliche Kleinarbeit privater Forscher hervorgebracht haben, können wir den Täterkreis einengen und einige der beliebten Verdächtigen ausschließen. Wer bleibt am Ende noch übrig? Lässt sich 2019 der Ripper endlich demaskieren?

Jack the Ripper


Author: Mark Whitehead,Miriam Rivett
Publisher: No Exit Press
ISBN: 9781904048695
Category: Serial murder investigation
Page: 160
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No-one in the annals of crime is capable of arousing such passionate debate as the perpetrator of the Whitechapel Murders in 1888. Was he a demented royal, a Masonic assassin, a misogynist don, a member of the czarist secret police or even an escaped gorilla? Over 100 years have passed since the unknown Ripper murdered East End prostitutes without detection, despite an enlarged and watchful police presence. Includes an introductory essay, a summary of the Ripper's crimes, victims and the ill-fated investigation and thorough consideration of proposed identities.

Jack the Ripper


Author: Jennifer Joline Anderson
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1614784701
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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CSI meets history and investigative journalism in this series that includes both classic and contemporary unsolved mysteries. Unsolved Mysteries bridges the gaps among social studies, applied sciences, modern folklore, and technology not only by diving into the narrative explanations of the cases but also by exploring how researchers work to solve them and why these cases continue to fascinate readers. This series provides readers with historical information on well-known unsolved mysteries as well as the current standings of investigation and explains how scientists, theorists, and others have examined the evidence of each case, sighting, killing, or disappearance. Readers will be left with a clear understanding of why the subject still stumps investigators as well as why so many people are fascinated by it--and what modern technology can provide to us in possibly answering each of these questions. Unsolved Mysteries is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Der bayerische Jack the Ripper


Author: Kurt Retter
Publisher: XinXii
ISBN: 3946679617
Category: Fiction
Page: 39
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Den Krimi "Der bayerische Jack the Ripper" hätte Kurt Retter ohne die langjährige Erfahrung in der bayerischen Staatsverwaltung wohl kaum schreiben können. Vermutlich haben ihn auch skurrile Filme zu seiner Story angeregt. Am Anfang stand jedoch - mit völlig anderen Vorzeichen - der Besuch einer Aufführung von Alban Bergs Oper Lulu, die er in seiner Jugend hörte, und in der der Londoner Jack the Ripper gegen Ende aufblitzt.

Jack the Ripper

An Encyclopedia
Author: John J. Eddleston
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576074145
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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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

Complete Jack The Ripper


Author: Donald Rumbelow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 075354993X
Category: True Crime
Page: 400
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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 Düsseldorf Ripper and the Yorkshire Ripper in an attempt to throw further light on the atrocities of Victorian London.

Jack the Ripper and the London Press


Author: L. Curtis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133691
Category: True Crime
Page: 368
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Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fourteen London newspapers—dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow—presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social norms. L. Perry Curtis surveys the mass newspaper culture of the era, delving into the nature of sensationalism and the conventions of domestic murder news. Analyzing the fourteen newspapers—two of which emanated from the East End, where the murders took place—he shows how journalists played on the fears of readers about law and order by dwelling on lethal violence rather than sex, offering gruesome details about knife injuries but often withholding some of the more intimate details of the pelvic mutilations. He also considers how the Ripper news affected public perceptions of social conditions in Whitechapel.

Jack the Ripper

The Definitive History
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866320
Category: History
Page: 398
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'The clearest, most accurate, and most up-to-date account of the Ripper murders, by one of Britain's greatest and most respected experts on the "autumn of terror" in Victorian London.' William D. Rubenstein, Professor of Modern History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and moving towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency... all these things combined to create a feeling of uncertainty and fear. The East End of London became the focus of that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everything that was wrong with the area and with society as a whole. He was fear in a human form, an unknown lurker in the shadows who could cross boundaries and kill. Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History is not yet another attempt to identify the culprit. Instead, the book sets the murders in their historical context, examining in depth what East London was like in 1888, how it came to be that way, and how events led to one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era.

Jack The Ripper and the East End

Introduction by Peter Ackroyd
Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407013262
Category: History
Page: 288
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In 1888, Whitechapel - at the heart of the inner East End - was the most (in)famous place in the country, widely imagined as a site of the blackest and deepest horror. Its streets and alleys were seen as violent and dangerous, overflowing with poverty and depravity. This book aims to uncover the reality of East End life. Sections look at slum housing, immigration, attitudes to women, poverty, violence and crime. The book examines how the brutal killings were reported and how the police tried to identify the murderer. A final section shows how Jack the Ripper has shaped our vision of London, and influenced our popular culture. Jack the Ripper and the East End coincides with an exhibition organised by the Museum of London at their Museum in Docklands. Key surviving documents from the National Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives will be on display - in addition to material from the collections of the Museum of London such as photographs of the Whitechapel Mission. The illustrations for the book will include rare and unpublished photographs, sections of the 'master' Booth Map of Poverty, detectives' reports and original letters. The introduction will be written by Peter Ackroyd, who is the acknowledged expert on London, its darker aspects and how its history has seeped into its very stones. Leading historians and curators will provide additional insights. This is a book which will be valued for years to come for its enduring and important portrait of the Victorian East End.

Alias Jack the Ripper

Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects
Author: R. Michael Gordon
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786408986
Category: Social Science
Page: 363
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Over a century ago, a depraved killer skillfully moved through the dark and filthy slums of London's East End. Despite the increasingly watchful eyes of investigators, the serial murderer--known as "Jack the Ripper" from a signature on a piece of correspondence that has been attributed to him--was never certainly identified. R. Michael Gordon provides a comprehensive look at the crimes and the case evidence, and then discusses the life of the man he believes was the actual killer, detailing the reasons why this person may have been driven to kill. Beginning with an overview of the terror created in the East End of 1888, the book describes the five major periods of the Ripper's deadly career: early life and schooling; a step-by-step view of the murders, including the Thames Torso Murders that authorities attempted to cover up; the Ripper's American connection; a return to London where his final victims were subjected to poison; and the capture and execution of the probable--but never proven--Ripper. To most people who worked closely on the Ripper and poisoning cases, justice was finally served.

Jack the Ripper


Author: iMinds
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921746246
Category: History
Page: 5
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Learn about the crimes of Jack The Ripper with iMinds insightful knowledge series. In late 1888, a series of brutal murders took place in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. At least five women were attacked. The killer liked slitting the throat of the victims. The victims' abdomens were then sliced and several organs were removed. This serial killer became known as Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper's killing spree is believed to have ended with the murder of Mary Jane Kelly on 9th November 1888. But no one can be certain that Jack the Ripper never killed again, because he was never caught. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

Jack the Ripper


Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481479466
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be considered one of the worst figures in history, with this second book in a brand-new nonfiction series that focuses on the most nefarious historical figures. In 1888, London was terrorized by a mysterious man with a knife. Between the end of August and beginning of November, this man committed five known murders—possibly more. Then, just as suddenly as they started, the killings stopped. Dubbed “Jack the Ripper” by the press, he slipped through the dark, foggy streets of London’s Whitchapel district, targeting women and leaving no witnesses and no clues as to his identity. The police were stumped. The press went wild. But no one could find Jack the Ripper. Even today, Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate. Amateur detectives, known as “Ripperologists”, books, movies, and walking tours all focus on one question: who was Jack the Ripper? Get a little closer to finding out with this biography that takes a deeper look at Jack the Ripper…because while he may be one of history’s worst people, his legend lives on.

Jack the Ripper

The Final Solution
Author: Stephen Knight
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9780897332095
Category: History
Page: 314
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Who really was Jack the Ripper? Was he a solitary assassin lurking in the shadows of gaslit London? Or was Jack the Ripper three men: two killers and an accomplice? In this work the author investigates all aspects of this strange case shrouded in mystery and misconception. The discovery of the murders is described by the men who were there, and evidence reveals that the hitherto unsolved Ripper murders were in fact a culmination of a full-scale cover-up organized at the highest level of government.

Jack the Ripper

media, culture, history
Author: Alexandra Warwick,Martin Willis
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780719074943
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 251
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Jack the Ripper: Media, Culture, Historycollects together some of the best academic work on the most important and sensational murder case of the nineteenth century. Leading scholars in the fields of history, media and cultural studies debate the influence of the Whitechapel Murders on race, gender, the press, fiction, film and the city of London. This is the first collection of its kind to take the Whitechapel Murders seriously as a vital ingredient in the creation of modern Britain, and the first collection of essays from diverse fields of scholarship to offer academic analysis of the representations and influence of the Whitechapel Murders on both the nineteenth century and the contemporary world.

Jack the Ripper

The Definitive Casebook
Author: Richard Whittington-Egan
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445617862
Category: True Crime
Page: 352
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The definitive work on Jack the Ripper and the various theories from the time of the murders to the present day

Jack the Ripper

His Life and Crimes in Popular Entertainment
Author: Gary Coville,Patrick Lucanio
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476607370
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 203
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The identity of Jack the Ripper has consumed public curiosity since he first tormented the East End of London in 1888. Numerous theories have been offered as to his identity, but he remains in the shadows where, it seems, only imaginative literature has been able to elucidate his meaning to the modern world. This work surveys the literary, film, television, and radio treatments of Jack the Ripper and his crimes. The works of fiction are thoroughly analyzed, as are the major nonfiction works that have offered various theories about the Ripper’s identity. Works whose narratives are obviously inspired by Jack the Ripper and his crimes are also discussed.

Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case Closed


Author: Patricia Cornwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101204443
Category: True Crime
Page: 528
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Now updated with new material that brings the killer's picture into clearer focus. In the fall of 1888, all of London was held in the grip of unspeakable terror. An elusive madman calling himself Jack the Ripper was brutally butchering women in the slums of London’s East End. Police seemed powerless to stop the killer, who delighted in taunting them and whose crimes were clearly escalating in violence from victim to victim. And then the Ripper’s violent spree seemingly ended as abruptly as it had begun. He had struck out of nowhere and then vanished from the scene. Decades passed, then fifty years, then a hundred, and the Ripper’s bloody sexual crimes became anemic and impotent fodder for puzzles, mystery weekends, crime conventions, and so-called “Ripper Walks” that end with pints of ale in the pubs of Whitechapel. But to number-one New York Times bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell, the Ripper murders are not cute little mysteries to be transformed into parlor games or movies but rather a series of terrible crimes that no one should get away with, even after death. Now Cornwell applies her trademark skills for meticulous research and scientific expertise to dig deeper into the Ripper case than any detective before her—and reveal the true identity of this fabled Victorian killer. In Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed, Cornwell combines the rigorous discipline of twenty-first century police investigation with forensic techniques undreamed of during the late Victorian era to solve one of the most infamous and difficult serial murder cases in history. Drawing on unparalleled access to original Ripper evidence, documents, and records, as well as archival, academic, and law-enforcement resources, FBI profilers, and top forensic scientists, Cornwell reveals that Jack the Ripper was none other than a respected painter of his day, an artist now collected by some of the world’s finest museums: Walter Richard Sickert. It has been said of Cornwell that no one depicts the human capability for evil better than she. Adding layer after layer of circumstantial evidence to the physical evidence discovered by modern forensic science and expert minds, Cornwell shows that Sickert, who died peacefully in his bed in 1942, at the age of 81, was not only one of Great Britain’s greatest painters but also a serial killer, a damaged diabolical man driven by megalomania and hate. She exposes Sickert as the author of the infamous Ripper letters that were written to the Metropolitan Police and the press. Her detailed analysis of his paintings shows that his art continually depicted his horrific mutilation of his victims, and her examination of this man’s birth defects, the consequent genital surgical interventions, and their effects on his upbringing present a casebook example of how a psychopathic killer is created. New information and startling revelations detailed in Portrait of a Killer include: - How a year-long battery of more than 100 DNA tests—on samples drawn by Cornwell’s forensics team in September 2001 from original Ripper letters and Sickert documents—yielded the first shadows of the 75- to 114 year-old genetic evid...