The Complete History of Jack the Ripper, Paperback Book

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The murders in London between 1888-91 attributed to Jack the Ripper constitute one of the most mysterious unsolved criminal cases.

This story is the result of many years meticulous research.

The author reassesses all the evidence and challenges everything we thought we knew about the Victorian serial killer and the vanished East End he terrorized.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560 pages, facsimiles, , portraits
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: True crime
  • ISBN: 9781841193977

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If you are interested in Jack the Ripper but don't have the time to wade through all the material on him, just read this book. It's a comprehensive study of the Ripper murders and the best book written on the subject, in my opinion. Sugden is one of the few Ripperologists who is also a trained historian, and he puts his skills to good work here, dissecting the available evidence. Also, unlike many other Ripper writers, he's not trying to propogate one "solution" theory or another -- he simply presents the facts and lets the reader make up their mind. This is top-of-the-line history, as good as it gets.

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Love this book!!! Sugden really impresses by using primary sources and not newspaper accounts or a policeman's musings 30 years later. N.B. Don't read before going to bed!

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I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about the Whitechapel murders and Jack the Ripper. The author sticks to the facts, which is essential in this kind of book. There is a lot of misinformation out there, but this book seems very scholarly and trustworthy.<br/><br/>This book is very detailed, and thus has very detailed descriptions. I have the ebook version, which doesn't include illustrations or photographs. That's probably a good thing, because I accidentally saw the murder scene photos on the internet and they are not nice to look at. At least they were poor quality black-and-white photos...