Edgar Award–winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology takes its inspiration from the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper. Of the real-life serial killers whose gruesome acts have been splashed across headlines, none has reached the mythical status of Jack the Ripper. In the Ripper's wake, terror swept through the streets of London’s East End in the fall of 1888. As quickly as his nightmarish reign came, Saucy Jack vanished without a trace—leaving future generations to speculate upon his identity and whereabouts. He was diabolical in a way never seen before—a killer who taunted the police, came up with his own legendary monikers, and, ultimately, got away with his heinous crimes. More than a century later, the man “from hell” continues to live on in the imaginations of readers everywhere—and in some of the most spectacularly unnerving stories, both fiction and nonfiction, ever written. The Big Book of Jack the Ripper immerses you in the utterly chilling world of Red Jack’s London, where his unprecedented evil still lurks. Including: · Legendary stories by Marie Belloc Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen · Captivating essays from George Bernard Shaw, Stephen Hunter, and Peter Underwood · Riveting new stories by contemporary masters Jeffrey Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more · Astonishing theories from the world’s foremost Ripperologists From the Ripper Vault: · Demonic letters from Jack himself · Gruesome postmortem exams documenting all the bits and pieces of the cases · Harrowing witness statements taken on those hellish nights · Breaking newspaper accounts of the East End hysteria From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Some say he was the greatest serial killer of all time. And to this day, nobody has ever discovered his name."Lost and alone one night on the streets of London, Maddie Harper knows she shouldn't go near the abandoned house on Cathmore Street. She's heard stories about the place, about how everyone keeps away. But tonight Maddie's scared and hurt, and she's being hunted through the city's dark, rain-lashed streets. So when she sees a broken window at the back of the house, she decides she has to take the risk.But this is no ordinary house. This house once belonged to a monster.Soon, Maddie starts to realize that something in this house is very wrong. For one thing, the basement is set out more like an old operating theater. For another, there are tattered notebooks detailing a series of gruesome medical procedures. And then there's the bell in one of the old bedrooms, which seems to ring from time to time, even though it's covered in a thick layer of dust.Maddie is about to learn not only that the house's previous owner hid a dark secret, but also that - as she explores these old and abandoned rooms - she might not be quite so alone after all. And the truth of an English legend is about to be revealed.Broken Window is the first book in a new horror series, titled The House of Jack the Ripper. This book ends on a cliffhanger, and the story continues in the next book in the series.
Author: Philip Sugden
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: True Crime
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.
Author: John J. Eddleston
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Social Science
A detailed and meticulously researched encyclopedia on all aspects of Jack the Ripper, one of the world's most famous, and mysterious, serial killers. * 450+ entries arranged around themes such as suspects, victims, police, myths, and errors * Verbatim accounts of eight important letters written at the times of the murders that may be genuine, or that other writers have claimed to be genuine * A timeline of the era of Jack the Ripper, beginning with a poisoning in 1887 and ending with the writing of the Littlechild letter in 1913 * 12 maps detailing the location of each murder * Numerous photographs including explicit postmortem photos of many of the victims attributed to Jack the Ripper
Updated and expanded edition of the fullest ever collective investigation into Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders. This volume collects not just all the key factual evidence but also 20 different arguments as to the identity of Jack the Ripper, such as that advanced by Patricia Cornwell. Contributions are from the world's leading Ripperologists, including William Beadle, Melvyn Fairclough, Martin Fido, Shirley Harrison, James Tully and Colin Wilson. The identity of Jack the Ripper has plagued professional historians, criminologists, writers and amateur enthusiasts. The many suspects include Montague John Druitt, Walter Sickert, Aaron Kosminski, Michael Ostrog, William Henry Bury, Dr Tumblety and James Maybrick. The only certainty is that Ripperologist have not found an invididual on whom they can all agree. The essays are supported by a detailed chronology, extensive bibliography and filmography.
Author: Keith Skinner
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Two experienced Ripperologists have applied their joint knowledge and expertise to the painstaking collation of all the known official records to produce the ultimate Ripper book - a narrative account of the murders encompassing all the known evidence. The most complete work on the Ripper case ever, contains: the entire contents of the Scotland Yard files covering the full series of murders; extensive press reports; witness statements and extracts from police notebooks; documents missing from the official files and many rare photographs. The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook is not only an invaluable reference, but is also a compelling account of the Victorian serial murderer whose identity remains one of criminology's greatest mysteries.
In 1888 the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of some of the most brutal murders ever recorded in history - and yet the case of Jack the Ripper remains unsolved. Steering clear of wild conspiracy theories, and spurious attempts to advance new theories about the identity of the culprit, Paul Begg instead provides the facts behind one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era. The book is a social history of Victorian East London as it is about the murders themselves. Begg argues that the case excited such interest precisely because of the notoriety of the East End at the time. Chronological coverage includes detailed accounts of the lives of each of the victims and an examination of the police investigation.
Author: Donald Rumbelow
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Release Date: 1990-06-01
Genre: True Crime
He was the most notorious killer of all time. Now, after being given unprecedented access to Scotland Yard's most confidential files, the world's foremost authority on Jack the Ripper, Donald Rumbelow, presents shocking new evidence--including postmortem photos of the Ripper's victims, illustrations, letters to the police, and newspaper dramatizations.
Author: Maurice Gee
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2004-09-01
When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past which proves as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed. In My Father's Den is Maurice Gee's third novel and was first published in 1972. It is now an international feature film of the same name. In My Father's Den is directed by Brad McGann and Produced by Trevor Haysom and Dixie Linder, and stars Matthew Macfayden, Miranda Otto and Emily Barclay.
Author: Craig Russell
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Release Date: 2018-09-14
Ein junger Psychologe wird in Prag Zeuge eines Mordversuchs. Die Stadt wird Anfang der dreißiger Jahre von einem Serienmörder in Atem gehalten. In einer Anstalt soll der Psychologe mit hochgefährlichen Psychopathen arbeiten – an seiner Seite zwei undurchsichtige Forscher und eine Frau, in die er sich sogleich verliebt. Währenddessen geht in Prag die Mordserie weiter. Und plötzlich glaubt der junge Wissenschaftler, den Mörder zu kennen: sein alter Studienfreund, der verschwunden ist. Ein Roman, wie ein moderner Lovecraft ihn geschrieben haben könnte.
Manche Geister sollte man nicht sich selbst überlassen Cas Lowood hat eine dunkle Berufung: Er ist ein Geisterjäger. Mit seiner Mutter zieht er quer durchs Land, immer auf der Suche nach den ruhelosen Seelen, die oft schon seit Jahrzehnten die Lebenden in Angst und Schrecken versetzen – bis Cas ihrem Treiben ein Ende bereitet. In einer Kleinstadt in Ontario wartet die berüchtigte Anna im blutroten Kleid auf ihn, eine lokale Berühmtheit, deren Leben in den 50er-Jahren ein grausames Ende fand. Seitdem bringt sie jeden um, der es wagt, das verlassene viktorianische Anwesen zu betreten, das einst ihr Zuhause war. Doch bei Cas macht die schöne Tote eine Ausnahme ...