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Ripper Code
By Thomas Toughill

The Ripper Code

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Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill

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In "The Ripper Code", Thomas Toughill, the author of the masterly "Oscar Slater, The Immortal case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle", applies his detective skills to the greatest mystery in British Criminology, the identity of Jack the Ripper. The result is a book which is as original as it is enthralling. Toughill suggests that Jack the Ripper was a former 'friend' of Oscar Wilde and that Wilde dropped hints about this in several of his works, most notably "The Picture of Dorian Gray", which Wilde wrote in 1889, the year after the Ripper murders took place. In fascinating detail, the author argues that Wilde's story, that of a privileged man whose life of vice in the East End of London turns him into a murderer, is in fact a coded message about the Ripper's identity. However, "The Ripper Code" is not just a fascinating voyage through the writings of Oscar Wilde and others. It is also a striking example of original detective work.Here, as in his previous books, Toughill unveils stunning evidence from a hitherto untapped source and uses it to devastating effect in arguing his case. Jack the Ripper apart, Toughill's research into Oscar Wilde will force a major reappraisal of that most charismatic of writers. Wilde boasted that he enjoyed 'feasting with panthers'. Here is a fresh insight into what he meant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750948753
ISBN-10: 0750948752
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Thomas Toughill

Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill Ripper Code, Paperback (November 2009)

Shows that the official Ripper files contain little of forensic interest. This book approaches the subject of the killer's identity from a different angle - the life and works of Oscar Wilde. It suggests that the Ripper was a 'friend' of Oscar Wilde, and that Wilde dropped clear hints about this in several of his works.

Oscar Slater by Thomas Toughill Oscar Slater, Paperback (August 2006)

In 1909, Oscar Slater, a German Jew, was convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Marion Gilchrist, an elderly Glasweigan spinster. His trial is known to have been one of the most scandalous miscarriages of justice in the annals of legal history. This book is provides an account of this infamous case.

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Author Biography - Thomas Toughill

Thomas Toughill is also the author of 'Oscar Slater: The Immortal Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle'. He lives in Gibraltar. He cohosted the recent BBC4 programme 'Conan Doyle for the Defence'.

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