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Description - The Trial of Jack the Ripper by Euan Macpherson

Jack the Ripper was put on trial for murder on 28 March 1889...but nobody noticed! In this sensational and ground-breaking book, Euan Macpherson challenges all the myths that have built up around the mysterious figure of Jack the Ripper. Many of the exotic theories about the identity of Jack the Ripper have pointed the finger at members of the Royal Family or eminent Victorians such as a notable surgeon or even a famous artist. But none of these theories have been able to answer the most puzzling of questions: why did Jack the Ripper end his reign of terror in November 1888? At the very moment when the murders had reached unparalleled heights of brutality and bloodthirstiness, Jack the Ripper suddenly vanishes from the scene. A serial-killer must continue to satisfy his blood lust until he dies or is caught. Jack the Ripper was not caught and he was such a successful murderer that the police had absolutely no idea what his identity might have been. If he was not in fear of being caught, why did he stop? Are we really to believe that, after a murderous campaign that built to a crescendo of violence in the last, shocking murder, Jack the Ripper simply retired, his blood lust satisfied? The explanation, says Euan Macpherson, is simple. In fact, it is so simple that it is astonishing no previous researcher has followed this most obvious line of enquiry. Jack the Ripper did not retire in the autumn of 1888 and, in fact, the Ripper murders did not stop. This cold and calculating killer simply packed his bags in the winter of 1888-9 and moved to another part of the country. In an astonishing piece of logical detective-work, Euan Macpherson follows the footsteps of Jack the Ripper as the world's most successful serial-killer got on a boat in January 1889 and sailed out of London with murder still on his mind.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845960117
ISBN-10: 1845960114
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Euan Macpherson

Euan Macpherson is a librarian who has written for a number of publications in both the UK and USA.