JACK THE RIPPER: THE CASEBOOK

Author: Jones (Richard)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Deutsche
First Edition
Signed by the author
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780233002576
Price: 12.00
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Hardback. SIGNED. The crimes of Jack the Ripper have haunted the imagination of the world since his murderous reign drew to a close late in 1888. This 'book' is an invaluable survey of the killer, his times and the web of complex and contradictory theories that have sprung up in his wake. Containing a fully illustrated 64-page book with 18 items of removable memorabilia, the book allows the reader to become the detective presenting all the information, evidence and conclusions gathered so far. The authentic documents enclosed include : A police notice issued on 30 September 1888 asking for information on the first three murders. Chief Inspector Swanson's report on the murder of Elizabeth Stride. The "Dear Boss" letter - the first letter purporting to be from the Whitechapel murderer using the name "Jack the Ripper". A letter sent to the head of the Mile End Vigilante Committee, along with a piece of human kidney, signed "From Hell." The "Saucy Jack" postcard sent just after the double murder of Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes and claiming to come from "Jack the Ripper." Front cover of 'The Illustrated Police News' with reports on the murders. Sir Melville Macnaghten's report identifying the three main police suspects. Illus. with 130 colour and b/w photographs and illustrations + Index. 64pp. 4to h/back. With tipped-in label SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. F. dw. not required. A heavy item which will require additional postage, particularly if shipped overseas.

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