THE ULTIMATE COMPENDIUM OF THE LEGACY AND LEGEND OF HISTORY'S MOST NOTORIOUS KILLER JACK THE RIPPER Fact, Fiction, Legend

Author: Penzler (Otto) Sel. by:
Year: 2016
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Edition Details: 1st UK Edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg+
ISBN: 9781784976248
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. 1st UK edn. The predatory ritual, the escalating savagery of the crimes, the grisly trophies taken from his victims' bodies, the games played with his pursuers, the cannibalism: Jack the Ripper's reign of terror in London's East End during the autumn of 1888 casts a long shadow. Many have murdered more, but few have killed so brutally and none have forged such an enduring legend. For over a century and a quarter, the Ripper's crimes have appalled and fascinated in equal measure, inspiring over 100 theories about this prototypical serial killer's identity and spawning thousands of works of fiction. This collection is the ultimate exploration of the Ripper legend. It sifts through Jack's legacy, blending the true story (told via contemporary reports and a century's worth of the best analysis) with the best crime and horror fiction his depraved deeds have inspired. Some of these stories are classics, some have been written especially for this volume. Contributors include : Jeffrey Deaver, Anne Perry, George Bernrd Shaw, Ellery Queen, Boris Akunin, Ramsey Campbell, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, David Abrahamsen, Peter Underwood, Robin Odell, Patrice Chaplin + many more. With Permissions Acknowledgements. 994pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. Ribbon Bookmark present. F. in Vg+ dw. A heavy book which will require additional postage

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