This vivid thriller weaves jacks personal story with that of an irish journalist covering the gruesome case. Sep 26, 2019 the first two books on this list were told from the perspective of the people trying to solve the ripper case. Perhaps the best advice i can give to someone who is interested in the study of jack the ripper is not to start reading books that present a theory as to who a. In short of the more than 50 books ive read on the ripper case, this is. Although jack was not the first serial killer, his case was the first to cause a worldwide feeding, or should i say reading frenzy, and helped begin the publics insatiable. He holds nothing back, down to the almost clinical details of jacks mutilations. Some of the guides on this tour have actually written the book on the notorious case, so you can trust that the information they offer will be very accurate. Dec 23, 2019 supported by three of the top criminology experts in the world, dr. Jack the ripper, the notorious serial killer who terrorized whitechapel in 1888, features in works of fiction ranging from gothic novels published at the time of the murders to modern motion pictures, televised dramas and video games.
The complete history of jack the ripper is, fortunately, in the latter category, and is an excellent starting point both for anyone new to the ripper story and for those who have extensive prior knowledge of the subject. Apr 08, 2019 jack the rippers identity has been endlessly scrutinized. Well researched, with information partially gathered from a cache of edwardian letters, one of which was written by the head of the secret dept later to become special branch in my own opinion this book points to the most viable suspect. Best collection of 300 jack the ripper books at bishopsgate institute. Best jack the ripper books my dad is super interested in history of jack the ripper.
A new theory in the mystery of jack the ripper crimereads. Rumbelow, a former london metropolitan policeman, and an authority on crime, has subjected every theory including those that have emerged in recent years to the same deep scrutiny. This list includes stories about the actual jack the ripper case, then there are ones that have jack the ripper as a supporting, passing, or background character, others that are contemporary settings with jack the ripper style murders, and lastly some of these are related to jack the ripper in name alone. Click on the top link to see which books made the list of jack the ripper books to read. Stephen hunter, with i, ripper, has taken all of the evidence and shown us how the murders may have happened from the rippers perspective. Whitechapel mural will celebrate the lives of jack the. I, ripper by stephen hunter offers a new perspective. His complete jack the ripper a to z offers a terrific overview of all the books, theories, etc. The best books about jack the ripper book scrolling.
The author doesnt speculate whom the murderer is or what his motivations were, rather he quickly and succinctly presents the facts and leaves it up to you, which is refreshing. The complete history of jack the ripper sugden, philip on. The best imho is philip sugdens the complete history of jack the ripper. As a bonus, he isnt out to make a case against a specific suspect, which i find nearly always requires at least one ridiculous leap of logic, what with so many years between us and the events, and with no physical. A top murder squad detective reveals the rippers identity at last.
A jack the ripper expert has sparked debate in the uk after accusing the socalled ripper industry of celebrating the notorious serial killer and ignoring key facts about his victims. Five great reads about jack the ripper bbc america. Hallie rubenhold claims the ballie gifford prize for exploring the lives of ordinary people killed by the ripper. Several books have been published this year to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the whitechapel murders. In 1888, jack the ripper stalked the streets of london, claiming at least five lives.
Randy williams is suggesting a new theory on these murders, one that puts forward three individual men as the killers. This revisionist work challenges the commonly held belief that the canonical five were merely sex workers, placing them in the larger social context of impoverished. Jul 28, 2017 jack the ripper is not a typical serial killer, we couldnt even find the original name, identity or even we are not sure whether that person is a male or female. Jack the ripper, the notorious serial killer who terrorized whitechapel in 1888, features in works of fiction ranging from gothic novels published at the time of the murders to modern motion pictures, televised dramas and video games important influences on the depiction of the ripper include marie belloc lowndes 19 novel the lodger, which has been adapted for the stage and film, and. Great starter piece on the whitechapel jack the ripper canonical 5 murders. He was one of the most notorious serial killers in history. At the same time, there is a failure on their part to address several curious questions raised by wallace. Jack the ripper books i love jack the ripper, and i have read all the non fiction, what i love is fiction novels that have him in it.
While the list of jack the ripper titles available is exhaustive, ive rounded up nine of my favorite books about jack the ripper, featuring both. She also had a poster of a shark in the closet which also terrified me at the time. The mysterious serial killer known as jack the ripper has captivated the imaginations of people around the world since the victorian era. Rachel tells us the difference between a psychopath and sociopath and where on the scale jack the ripper might fall. For all of you true crime fans, step back in time with me to victorian london and check out these 5 one book for each of his known victims.
Top 5 more facts about jack the ripper pt 2 famous. Most students of carroll and the ripper unhesitatingly refute these works. Book about jack the rippers victims wins top uk nonfiction. Get caught up in the latest full episodes of bbc america shows. Supported by three of the top criminology experts in the world, dr. There are thousands of books on jack the ripper, in fact it is probably the most written about case in criminal history some books are mustreads and have a place on the bookshelves of all serious students of the crimes. While jack the ripper isnt the sole focus of the book, he is possibly the most famous killer to commit murder on dorset street, and its extremely interesting to learn about its notorious reputation. There is undeniable evidence that carroll was a master anagram creator and riddler. Ripper street five great reads about jack the ripper. Slash your way into terrifying jack the ripper film. Get caught up in the latest full episodes of bbc america shows see full schedule. The ripper character here is, appropriately, a surgeon, which parallels the anatomical knowledge suggested by the almost surgically mutilated bodies of his female victims. Wells as he chases his suspect through the future in a time machine he himself invented.
The top 9 titles, all appearing on 2 or more best jack the ripper book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. His birthday is coming up and hes super hard to buy for so i wanted to get him a book on jack the ripper. Though most books about jack the ripper focus on the identity of the notorious killer himself, the five by hallie rubenhold focuses on the lives of the ripper s five victims. In this book, four years have passed since the last of the slayings in whitechapel but as the pitts discover, the reign of terror of jack the ripper. Although there were various suspects, no one was ever arrested for the crimes, and the case is one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of english crime. The top five jack the ripper suspects jacktheripper. Compiled from years of meticulous research, the escape of jack the ripper moves from the suffering of impoverished whitechapel to genteel london society, picturesque dorset, the inner temple and the anonymity of the private asylums of france and england. Keep reading for a snapshot of the top five jack the ripper suspects. Montague john druitt the jack the ripper murders ended as abruptly as they started, and over the years many historians and amateurs alike have a feeling that the killer had either died or been locked away, for these crimes or others. New investigative books with a focus on the early jack the ripper murders.
Review of i, ripper by stephen hunter jack the ripper. He has become the most notorious felon in the annals of crime. Jack the ripper is a sixpart bbc television drama made in 1973, in which the case of the jack the ripper murders is reopened and analysed by detective chief superintendents barlow and watt stratford johns and frank windsor, respectively. The mystery of jack the ripper by matters, leonard. The social historian hallie rubenhold is planning to commemorate the lives of the women murdered by jack the ripper with a new mural in whitechapel, which she hopes will be a. The untold stories of the women killed by jack the ripper by hallie rubenhold is published by transworld. Jack the ripper was an unidentified serial killer who terrorized london in 1888, killing at least five women and mutilating their bodies in an unusual manner, indicating that the killer had a. New finds, new evidence, and a fresh evaluation of the facts. Jack the rippers identity has been endlessly scrutinized.
Aug 17, 2019 top 10 interesting facts about jack the ripper updated on 17 august, 2019 at 11. Though the five is not the first book to explore the lives of the ripper victims, it is the first to avoid any speculation as to the identity of their killer. Henry c lee, this may be the truth behind the riddle of jack the ripper. The first two books on this list were told from the perspective of the people trying to solve the ripper case. But we know one thing for sure, jack the rippers victims are countless. Book about jack the rippers victims wins top uk nonfiction prize. The majority of the evidence claim the killer is a male. Thanks to the popularity of this theory among fiction writers and for its dramatic nature, gull shows up as the ripper in a number of books and films including a 1988 tv film jack the ripper starring michael caine and the graphic novel from hell written by alan moore.
Top 5 more facts about jack the ripper pt 2 famous serial. The sugden book still reading it does go through more of the actual evidence that remains at the moment i am enjoying it without knowing where this is leading. More books have been written about him than any other murderer. Jack the ripper, pseudonymous murderer of at least five women, all prostitutes, in or near the whitechapel district of londons east end in 1888. Jack the ripper expert uncovers shocking myth about. Slash your way into terrifying jack the ripper film classics. May 02, 20 the complete jack the ripper lays out all the evidence in the most comprehensive summary ever written about the ripper. Whitechapel mural will celebrate the lives of jack the ripper. Oct 06, 2016 the only jack the ripper film to have a top 40 pop song named after it follows h. With jack the ripper on the loose, 1888 was not a great year to be a. Annies addiction propelled her from the top of the working class, wife of the head coachman on a country estate, into a handto. Then, and ever since, some or all of these horrific crimes have been ascribed to an unidentified serial killer known as jack the ripper. Jan 09, 2002 the complete history of jack the ripper is, fortunately, in the latter category, and is an excellent starting point both for anyone new to the ripper story and for those who have extensive prior knowledge of the subject.
Written by three of the worlds leading, and most respected, authorities on the case. The complete jack the ripper lays out all the evidence in the most comprehensive summary ever written about the ripper. While the list of jack the ripper titles available is exhaustive, ive rounded up nine of my favorite books about jack the ripper, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles depending on whether you like your history factual or fictional. Ripper street five great reads about jack the ripper advertisement. This company has been providing educational jack the ripper tours since 1982. Nov 20, 2019 book about jack the rippers victims wins top uk nonfiction prize. Feb 10, 2020 the social historian hallie rubenhold is planning to commemorate the lives of the women murdered by jack the ripper with a new mural in whitechapel, which she hopes will be a counterpoint to the. Top 10 interesting jack the ripper suspects listverse.
As for suspect books, bruce paleys jack the ripper the simple truth offers a candidate i find implausible but does an excellent job describing the social conditions of whitechapel at the time of the killings. Review jack the rippers identity has been endlessly. I would stay at my grandmas house on my birthday every year and i remember she had a bookshelf of murder mystery books along with really frightening books, like one on jack the ripper. As far as i know, hes the only academic historian to tackle the subject, and he does a fantastic job. In this book, four years have passed since the last of the slayings in whitechapelbut as the pitts discover, the reign of terror of jack the ripper. These characters were hugely popular with uk tv viewers at the time from their appearances on the longrunning police series zcars and its sequels softly. On this page you can view a selection of books on the jack the ripper and. This is one of the best researched, most comprehensive histories out. The only jack the ripper film to have a top 40 pop song named after it follows h. There are thousands of books on jack the ripper, in fact it is probably the most written about case in criminal history some books are mustreads and have a place on the bookshelves of.208 1055 1397 336 1587 1582 898 294 1375 1013 1161 821 867 1106 1295 497 1585 550 1314 1380 1498 1310 604 973 1219 1009 958 1286 802 517 1334 243 1209 353 1425 1045 1559 631 506 1092 408 567 1025 1476 852 1380 510 694 652