Jack the Ripper

The Murders, the Mystery, the Myth

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The first highly-illustrated work to explain the full story of Jack the Ripper, including the history, the conspiracy theory, and his enduring popularity as a character in the mass media.

Over a century ago terror stalked the streets of Whitechapel. Jack the Ripper's brutal campaign of murder panicked Victorian London at the time, but his legacy reaches out to the present day. If anything the story of Jack is now more confusing, obscure and mysterious than ever.

With each passing generation, new theories and suspects spring up, adding a new page to a legend that has turned Jack from a historical figure into a mythical character who has become a star of folklore, literature and cinema.

Within these pages Victor Stapleton embarks on a quest , retracing the serial killer's bloody tracks through the foggy alleys of London to finally reveal the true story of Jack the Ripper.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Oh, Murder!
Chapter 2: The Inquests
Chapter 3: Policing Ripper Street
Chapter 4: Suspects of the Day
Chapter 5: Suspects of Today
Chapter 6: Jack in the Books
Chapter 7: Caught on Film

Further Reading and Acknowledgements

Product details

Published Oct 20 2014
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472806079
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 20 b/w; 27 col
Series Dramatis Personae
Short code DRP
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Victor Stapleton

Victor Stapleton has studied Victorian criminology…


Darren Tan

Born and raised in Malaysia, Darren Tan grew up dr…


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