The Fifth Victim, Paperback Book
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A direct descendant of Jack the Ripper's last victim tells her ancestor's story.

Between August and November 1888, five women were murdered in Whitechapel, and for more than 100 years the murders have remained among one of the world's greatest unsolved crimes.

Author Antonia Alexander is a direct descendant of Jack the Ripper's last victim, Mary Kelly.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
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  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781782194415

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This book presents no proof whatsoever that the proposed suspect, John Williams, a prominent physician to the royal family, was Jack the Ripper. And it starts off saying that the author is a direct descendant of Ripper victim Mary Kelly...except not only does she present no proof of that, but she also says in the last chapter that in fact the Ripper victim Mary Kelly had "borrowed" the name and identity of her great-great-grandmother Mary Kelly, and so she wasn't a descendant of THAT Mary Kelly all.