London's Only Jack The Ripper Specialist Dealer

AVAILABLE NOW - THE WHITECHAPEL ALBUM Jack the Ripper's East End in 1995. Numbered Limited Edition. Compiled by Loretta Lay and Adam Wood  PRICE : £25.00 + postage at the local rate.

This 50-page hardback book, with Index, features a nostaligic look back at 'Jack's' East End as it was captured, in colour, in 1995 by enthusiastic photographer and Ripperologist, Ray Luff. Having recently acquired Ray's catalogue of over 430 photographs and with Adam Wood's expertise and in-depth knowledge of the East End, we are publishing the results with 87 carefully selected photographs to represent the area as it was 21 years ago, along with six rare black/white photographs taken in the mid-1960s.

The book's publication coincides with The Whitechapel Society's 21st anniversary (in 1995 it was known as The Cloak and Dagger Club) and is limited to 100 numbered copies - so don't delay in obtaining your copy.

Please contact me at : to order your copy.


NOW IN STOCK - THE MASTER GHOST HUNTER A Life of Elliott O'Donnell BY RICHARD WHITTINGTON-EGAN. SIGNED. Illus. + Appendix (List of Stories by Elliott O'Donnell), Bibliography and Index. 312pp. 8vo h/back. With a SIGNED LABEL. Price £20 + postage at the local rate.

NOW IN STOCK - THE SINS OF JACK SAUL The true story of Dublin Jack and the Cleveland Street scandal. BY GLENN CHANDLER (creator and writer of 'Taggart'). SIGNED. Illus. + Index. 292pp. softcover. Price £12.00 + postage at the local rate.

NOW IN STOCK  -  THEY ALL LOVE JACK - BUSTING THE RIPPER BY BRUCE ROBINSON. Price £35 with a SIGNED LABEL, plus postage at the local rate. This is a heavy book (850pp. weighing 1.4kg with packaging) so will require additional postage.

NOW IN STOCK - PRISONER 4374 BY A.J. GRIFFITHS-JONES. Illus. 113pp. p/back. SIGNED COPIES £9 + postage at the local rate.

NOW IN STOCK - JACK THE RIPPER - CASE SOLVED 1891 BY J.J. HAINSWORTH. Price £30 with a SIGNED LABEL, plus postage at the local rate.

 'MAKE ME AN OFFER'. If I have a higher priced title on the website which, in the current climate, is a little out of reach financially for you, please feel free to make contact via the link and, literally, make me an offer. I will consider all/any offers made and get back to you with a yes or no, or possibly negotiate. I will be listing the titles that are available over the next week or so, and will include any 'newly added' titles which fall into this category as I catalogue them.

Welcome to Loretta Lay Books website, which you will see caters for those interested in not just antiquarian and out-of-print true crime books, but also some of those elusive Jack the Ripper titles.

Payments can be made via PayPal, as well as by cheque (as long as it is in sterling on a British bank), or directly into my bank account (details will be provided upon request). Unfortunately I will no longer be processing credit cards myself - so apologies to those customers this is likely to affect, but it is very simple to sign-up with PayPal. I would actually recommend that you open an account with Loretta Lay Books via the website, for ease of transaction. All information provided is secure, and doesn't involve any credit card information.

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Loretta Lay

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