The Complete History of Jack the Ripper

  • Filename: the-complete-history-of-jack-the-ripper.
  • ISBN: 9781780337098
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Philip Sugden
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

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.

Portrait of a Killer

  • Filename: portrait-of-a-killer.
  • ISBN: 0751537225
  • Release Date: 2005-12
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Using the firsthand expertise she has gained through writing the bestselling Dr Kay Scarpetta novels, Patricia Cornwell has used the demanding methods of modern forensic investigation to re- examine the contemporaneous evidence in the Jack the Ripper murders. These include state-of-the-art DNA testing on various materials, computer enhancement of watermarks and expert examinations of hand- writing, paper, inks and other relics. She has also used her knowledge of profiling on the possible suspects, as well as consulting experts in the field. On presenting her conclusions to a very senior Metropolitan Police officer she learned that had the investigators of the time been presented with the facts she has unearthed her suspect would definitely have been arrested and would probably have faced trial. In the first edition of this book Patricia Cornwell named the killer as the artist, Walter Sickert. This paperback includes even more evidence for her compelling and credible conclusion. Visit the author's website on www patricia-

Dust and Shadow

  • Filename: dust-and-shadow.
  • ISBN: 9781416583301
  • Release Date: 2009-04-28
  • Number of pages: 325
  • Author: Lyndsay Faye
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A carefully researched vintage-style reimagining of the case of Jack the Ripper pits the nineteenth-century serial killer against Sherlock Holmes, who endeavors to identify and outmaneuver his adversary against a backdrop of their time and without modern technology.


  • Filename: ripper.
  • ISBN: 1503936872
  • Release Date: 2017-01-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing expos� of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder--and the police force that failed to solve it. Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art--as well as extensive evidence--points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected never-before-seen archival material--including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause--and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny. Incorporating material from Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include eight new chapters, detailed maps and hundreds of images that bring the sinister case to life.

The Green Ripper

  • Filename: the-green-ripper.
  • ISBN: 9780449224816
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: John D. MacDonald
  • Publisher: Fawcett Books

"McGee has become part of our national fabric." SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER Beautiful girls always grace the Florida beaches, strolling, sailing, relaxing at the many parties on Travis McGee's houseboat, The Busted Flush. McGee was too smart--and had been around too long--for many of them to touch his heart. Now, however, there was Gretel. She had discovered the key to McGee--to all of him--and now he had something to hope for. Then, terribly, unexpectedly, she was dead. From a mysterious illness, or so they said. But McGee knew the truth, that Gretel had been murdered. And now he was out for blood...

Jack the Ripper

  • Filename: jack-the-ripper.
  • ISBN: 075093770X
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Stewart P. Evans
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing

Presenting conclusions garnered from a careful survey of all the documents associated with Jack the Ripper--including the gore-spattered letters written by the killer--the authors offers a thorough examination of the compelling serial murder case. Reprint.

The Simple Truth

  • Filename: the-simple-truth.
  • ISBN: 9780330514408
  • Release Date: 2009-08-21
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: David Baldacci
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Simple Truth is a tense courtroom drama with a fast-paced plot from bestselling author, David Baldacci. As a young conscripted soldier, Rufus Harms was jailed for the brutal killing of a schoolgirl. Yet, after twenty-five hard years of incarceration, a stray letter from the US army reveals new facts about the night of the murder - and the evil secret shared by some of Washington's most powerful men. Fearful for his life, Harms seizes his one chance to escape. But within hours the only people who knew about the appeal have been hunted down and eliminated. As the unknown assassins close in on Harms, ex-cop turned criminal attorney John Fiske is drawn into the web. His younger brother is already a victim, the woman he loves is under threat. For the truth and the chance of a future, he will never give up the fight. But for both men time is already running out. Their enemy is buried deep within the system and completely ruthless when protecting the truth . . .

Red Sparrow

  • Filename: red-sparrow.
  • ISBN: 9781471112614
  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Jason Matthews
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A scorching hot global thriller with more suspicion than Homeland and more twists and turns thanTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. A Russian honey trap agent targets a young CIA operative to uncover a senior-ranking mole at the heart of the Russian Intelligence service. Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin's Russia, the country she loved, and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel. American Nate Nash, idealistic and ambitious, handles the double agent, codenamed MARBLE, considered one of CIA's biggest assets. He needs to keep his identity secret for as long as the mole can keep supplying golden information. Will Dominika be able to unmask MARBLE, or will the mission see her faith destroyed in the country she has always passionately defended? * 'A great and dangerous spy-game is being played today between Russian intelligence and the CIA. Very few people know about it, including many of our politicians in Washington. But Jason Matthews does, and his thrilling Red Sparrowtakes us deep inside this treacherous world. He's an insider's insider. He knows the secrets. And he is also a masterful story-teller. I loved this book and could not put it down. Neither will you.' Vince Flynn


  • Filename: ripper.
  • ISBN: 9781101560556
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Stefan Petrucha
  • Publisher: Penguin

Panic grips the city! There is a killer loose in New York City, and Carver Young is the only one who sees the startling connection between the recent string of murders and the most famous serial killer in history: Jack the Ripper. Time is winding down until the killer claims another victim, but Carver soon sees that, to The Ripper, this is all a game that he may be destined to lose. “Petrucha’s story hits the ground running and doesn’t let up…”—Publisher’s Weekly “A rollicking story full of cannot-put-it-down twists an turns.” —VOYA “A well-crafted romp through yesteryear’s New York.” —Kirkus Reviews

At Risk

  • Filename: at-risk.
  • ISBN: 9780748109241
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

A 'one-off' from the best-selling creator of the Dr Kay Scarpetta series, based on the serialisation in the New York Times. Moving between the chill of Cambridge, Massachusetts and the sultry humidity of Knoxville, Tennessee, Winston Garano, a police investigator, is instructed to look into a twenty-year-old murder case. Although Win reckons there are many more pressing current cases which should have higher priority, he gets on with the task, unaware of the can of worms he will prise open. With her hallmark qualities of deft characterisation, perfect research and tense story-telling, Patricia Cornwell has created a novel which entertains, intrigues and satisfies.

Tooth And Nail

  • Filename: tooth-and-nail.
  • ISBN: 9781409107699
  • Release Date: 2009-05-14
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Ian Rankin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The third Inspector Rebus novel from 'Britain's best crime novelist' DAILY EXPRESS. They call him the Wolfman - because he takes a bite out of his victims and because they found the first victim in the East End's lonely Wolf Street. Scotland Yard are anxious to find the killer and Inspector Rebus is drafted in to help. But his Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't happy at yet more interference, and Rebus finds himself dealing with racial prejudice as well as the predations of a violent maniac. When Rebus is offered a serial killer profile of the Wolfman by an attractive female psychologist, it's too good an opportunity to miss. But in finding an ally, he may have given his enemies an easy means of attack.

I Ripper

  • Filename: i-ripper.
  • ISBN: 9781476764870
  • Release Date: 2015-05-19
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Stephen Hunter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

“[A] dark, bloody triumph...convincingly mad, alternatively even-tempered, hallucinatory and cackling...the book’s characters are great, its race to capture the murder is beautifully tense, and it has one of the best twists I can remember in any recent historical thriller.” —The New York Times Book Review “Absolutely riveting....Authentic in tone, well researched, and darkly atmospheric of Victorian London, this historical thriller combines the quiet plausibility of the psychopath in Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon (1981) with the menacing tone of Kenneth Cameron’s The Frightened Man (2009).” —Booklist The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time: Jack the Ripper.

Stalking Jack the Ripper

  • Filename: stalking-jack-the-ripper.
  • ISBN: 9780316273503
  • Release Date: 2016-09-20
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Kerri Maniscalco
  • Publisher: jimmy patterson

Presented by James Patterson's new children's imprint, this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion... Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world. The story's shocking twists and turns, augmented with real, sinister period photos, will make this dazzling debut from author Kerri Maniscalco impossible to forget.


  • Filename: moriarty.
  • ISBN: 9781409109495
  • Release Date: 2014-10-23
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Anthony Horowitz
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and deduction, Chase must hunt down this shadowy figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, a man determined to engulf London in a tide of murder and menace. The game is afoot . . .

Happy Like Murderers

  • Filename: happy-like-murderers.
  • ISBN: 9780571265060
  • Release Date: 2011-09-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Gordon Burn
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber

An account of two people - Fred and Rose West - who lived together, raised (and killed) children, provided sexual services for anyone interested, and pretended to provide social services for single women. Investigated and told by one of the greatest journalists and writers of the last twenty years, this is the most powerful and upsetting true crime book you will ever read.

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