The Complete Jack the Ripper

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Penguin Books Limited, 3. juuni 2004 - 400 pages
Discover the theories and facts surrounding the Whitechapel murders in David Rumbelow’s The Complete Jack the Ripper ... It is 1888 in London’s Whitechapel district, where one by one a group of prostitutes are brutally murdered. Opium smoking Inspector Fred Abberline is called upon to investigate these horrific murders and through his visions track down and trap Jack the Ripper. David Rumbelow’s casebook sets the crimes firmly in their historical setting, examines the evidence comprehensively and scrupulously, disposes of a number of theories and legends and relates the murder to popular literature and to later similar sex crimes. In addition he has had the advantage of access to some of Scotland Yard's most confidential papers.

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Kasutaja arvustus  - piquant00 - LibraryThing

This was the first Ripper book I ever read, so I gratefully blame Donald Rumbelow for my "addiction." Some of the info may be a bit dated, but this is still one of the better overall views of the case. VERY difficult to put down. Read full review

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Kasutaja arvustus  - musecure - LibraryThing

Excellent introduction to the Jack the Ripper crimes, the suspects and theories as well as the impact on our culture. Rumbelow is very readable. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Donald Rumbelow lectures on crime and London history and is a former chairman of the Crime Writers Association. He is a London Tourist Board Blue Badge Guide. He is married and has two children. Among his interests are travel, theatre, collecting books and the English Civil War.

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