THE MYSTERY OF JACK THE RIPPER The World's Greatest Crime Problem

Author: Matters (Leonard)
Year: 1929
Publisher: Hutchinson
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 150.00
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Hardback. In the autumn of 1888 the whole East End of London was under a Terror: a Master Criminal, "Jack the Ripper," stalked the streets and claimed his victims. One brutal murder succeeded another - from the East End the terror spread all over London. Men, women and children were affected by it. Only those who had to be out at night, or those who had first assured themselves of ample protection, left their homes after nightfall; and the lonely woman wayfarer, abroad when darkness came, hurried through the streets with the spectre of a murderer clutching at her shoulder. Who was this villainous "Jack the Ripper"? Why did he kill only in the East End of London? Why were all his victims women? Why did the murders cease after the death of Marie Kelly, and why did the police never catch him? All these questions were answered in this book dealing with the greatest criminal mystery of the ages, and the author put forward an original solution which was the most lucid and probable yet advanced, at the time. The first full-length English language study of the murders, praised at the time for its presentation of the facts in the case. In two parts: Part One Fact; Part Two Theory. The author was regarded as the first 'Ripperologist' with his Dr. Stanley theory, ie Stanley was avenging his son's death by murdering the prostitutes of Whitechapel. With 10 illus. and 5 diagrams. 254pp. 8vo. h/back. V. lightly foxed edges, with the usual faded sp. which has bright, gilt titles. A Vg+ copy of one of the definitive 'Ripper' titles.

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