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The electrifying new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter takes you deep inside the mind of the most notorious serial killer of all time: Jack the Ripper.

In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London’s seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill—he ripped with a butcher’s glee—and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught.

I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack’s personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman’s blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines.

Dripping with intrigue, atmosphere, and diabolical twists, this is a magnificent psychological thriller from perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter, who the San Francisco Examiner calls “one of the best storytellers of his generation.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] dark, bloody triumph…The book’s characters are great, its race to capture the murderer is beautifully tense, and it has one of the best twists I can remember in any recent historical thriller.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Intriguing…Details such as the ingenious speculations about the graffiti message that the murderer left on the night he slaughtered two prostitutes are sure to fascinate Ripperologists.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Absolutely riveting…Authentic in tone, well researched, and darkly atmospheric of Victorian London.”

    Booklist

  • “Hunter excels at a carefully constructed, suspense-driven plot with clear ties to history…[A] frightening, well paced, effortless read.”

    BookPage

  • “Sherlock Holmes, deductive reasoning, a classic frame-up, spot-on Cockney dialogue, erudite social observations, and pervasive anti-Semitism…Hunter solves the crime, and the Prince of Wales wasn’t the culprit.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Through the killer’s diary entries, a prostitute’s letters, and Jeb’s comments, Michael Page’s performance offers a mind-boggling assortment of characters and personalities. He convincingly takes listeners into the mind of the crazed killer the press calls Jack the Ripper. Page is frightening as a coolly determined Jack thrills at each murder, he’s sharp-tongued as Jeb makes inappropriate (if often darkly funny) remarks, and he creates the ambiance of Whitechapel—the fog, the damp, and the desperation—through the unsent letters of a down-on-her-luck ‘Judy’ to her mother. Stephen Hunter’s descriptions are gruesome and historically accurate, and when Jeb reveals the monster’s name, Page will make listeners believe it.”

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