The Complete and Essential Jack the Ripper

The Complete and Essential Jack the Ripper Discover the truth behind the myth in The Complete Jack the Ripper by Paul Begg and John Bennett Whitechapel a spate of brutal murders becomes the most notorious criminal episode in London s his

  • Title: The Complete and Essential Jack the Ripper
  • Author: Paul Begg John Bennett
  • ISBN: 9781405913362
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Discover the truth behind the myth in The Complete Jack the Ripper by Paul Begg and John Bennett Whitechapel, 1988 a spate of brutal murders becomes the most notorious criminal episode in London s history The killer, chillingly nicknamed The Whitechapel Murderer , Leather Apron and, most famously, Jack the Ripper , is never brought to justice for the slaughter and mDiscover the truth behind the myth in The Complete Jack the Ripper by Paul Begg and John Bennett Whitechapel, 1988 a spate of brutal murders becomes the most notorious criminal episode in London s history The killer, chillingly nicknamed The Whitechapel Murderer , Leather Apron and, most famously, Jack the Ripper , is never brought to justice for the slaughter and mutilation of at least five women in the slums of East London But the mystery is deepened by a letter sent From Hell to Scotland Yard, accompanied by half of a preserved human kidney In this comprehensive account of London s most infamous killer, the foremost authorities on the case explore the facts behind the most grisly episode of the Victorian era Setting the scene in the impoverished East End, the authors meticulous research offers detailed accounts of the lives of the victims and an examination of the police investigation The Complete Jack the Ripper is the definitive book by Paul Begg and John Bennett, exploring both the myth and reality behind the allusive killer Paul Begg and John Bennett are researchers and authors, widely recognized as authorities on Jack the Ripper Paul Begg s books include Jack the Ripper The Facts, Jack the Ripper The Definitive History, and he is a co author of The Jack the Ripper A to Z John Bennett has written numerous articles and lectured frequently on Jack the Ripper and the East End of London He has acted as adviser to and participated in documentaries made by television channels worldwide and was the co writer for the successful Channel 5 programme Jack the Ripper The Definitive Story He is author of E1 A Journey Through Whitechapel and Spitalfields and co author of Jack the Ripper CSI Whitechapel.

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    1. Did what I needed it to, ie give me an indication of life and death that summer and took me through both the canonical and contextual victims. Attention to detail good.A thoroughly readable book; I may come back to it for the rest of the argument at some future date

    2. Book which covers the crimes, the suspects and the theories but doesn't expect you to accept that the author has solved the ultimate question.

    3. this book is the 1st book i read on j.r the author deals with the facts and some of the false information on the subject.

    4. London 1888. Whitechapel District. Adjacent to a port this is where the lower working class of london 19th century belonged. Home to the Sewage cleaners, bottom manufacturers, poster makers, day labourers, The Whitechapel district, together with the East End, was an embarrassment to the elite London society, a breeding ground for criminals, prostitutes, and layabouts; a centre for depravity, degradation and disease. The immigrants, including the Jews, from different parts of the world coming to [...]

    5. The Complete and Essential Jack the Ripper is as the title suggests a book about Jack the Ripper. It is split up into three parts: The Whitechapel Murders, Theories and Mythologies.The first part, which is the longest, is essentially what happened back in 1888-1889. It gives us the stories of nine possible Jack the Ripper murders. We are told how each body was found, who they were, how they spent their last day. In total as much as we probably know about the victims. And we are told how the pres [...]

    6. After reading "Did She Kill Him? about murder of James Maybrick in 1889, got intrigued about Jack the Ripper as Maybrick was purported to be a be a suspect. He certainly ticks boxes - shady character, frequent trips to London, good timing etc. I'm not a true crime afficianado, but this book seemed to be a perfect introduction and summary about the Jack the Ripper case, about which I realised I knew very little. It tells the story in a "just the facts, ma'am" way in the first half. It then analys [...]

    7. Something of a misnomer: while it arguably does provide the most essential information on the Ripper murders, it's much less complete than several other books in my collection (including one co-authored by Begg, my reason for buying this rather slim volume). It would, however, be an excellent introduction to the topic, and it is commendably up-to-date in its discussion of how the Ripper has become a legendary figure and one of the East End's best-known characters. The book doesn't claim to solve [...]

    8. Boring and mundane are the two words i'd like to describe this book as. The initial 40% if the book good , when the books takes you along the dark alleys of East end London, and the Ripper's modus operandi on his victims. But after that this book plumments down to the depths of hell.The authors did very well in accumulating the information, but they ended up giving too much information which makes reading this book a very tedious process. It was an ordeal to say the least. There is no proper nar [...]

    9. The only saving grace about this book was the subject matter.I appreciate that the authors are experts in their field but there was no depth or life to this. I had a hard timeaging any of the people talked about actually existed and felt bombarded with information but by the end no more knowledgeable than before I started. This was very clinical and unfortunately made a very interesting series of events feel very boring and mundane.

    10. Read this in just over a day as for non fiction was gripping. I still don't know who "Jack" is although there was lots of theory's in the book. The one thing that is interesting though is the concept of "Jill" the ripper as everyone assumed it was a man and midwives were everywhere in London in 1888 so the mind boggles

    11. A decent overview and introduction, and one with no axe to grind, but there are more comprehensive books, including one or two by Begg. Feels like it was written in haste and carelessly towards the end.

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