Jack the Ripper, the Works of Francis Thompson Paperback / softback
Francis Thompson in 1888. He was an ex-medical student with a dissecting scalpel, and a history of mental illness and trouble with the police.
He had just broken up with a prostitute and had written about cutting women's stomachs open.
At the same time, a few yards from his refuge, a woman was knifed, as part of a spate of prostitute murders, which one coroner said was by someone who had considerable anatomical skill and knowledge.
Richard A. Patterson sets out a compelling case for English poet Francis Thompson as the prime suspect for Jack the Ripper in this must-read for Ripperologists the world over.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 399 pages, Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
- Publication Date: 28/02/2017
- Category: Humamities
- ISBN: 9781786934499