The Fifth Victim Paperback
A direct descendant of Jack the Ripper's last victim tells herancestor'sstoryBetween August and November 1888, five women were murdered in Whitechapel, and formorethan 100years 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.
Antonia's grandmother, also named Mary, has now decided to tellthe story of Mary Kelly, her owngreatgrandmother, via Antonia.
Rummaging through her grandmother's belongings, Mary found a small wooden box containing Mary Kelly's locket.
The locket contained a picture of a man; a man she had always thought was her great grandfather.
Now she realizes that the photo contained in the locket is that of Sir John Williams.Here we hear for the first time ever the true compelling story of Mary Kelly and her relationship to the latest Ripper suspect Sir John Williams.
There were stories told toMary by her grandmother stories about Mary Kelly and her affair with a prominent doctor by the name of John Williams, stories that she kept to herself until now.
This is possibly the last chance she has to tell the world what she knows: what really happened to her great grandmother."
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/08/2013
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781782194415
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Review by meggyweg
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.