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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,250 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Between August and November 1888, at least seven women were murdered in London's Whitechapel area. The gruesome nature of the their deaths caused panic in the East End for months, and gave rise to the sobriquet that was to become shorthand for a serial killer, Jack the Ripper.

For over a hundred years the murders have remained among the world's greatest unsolved crimes. Using her forensic skills, Patricia Cornwell has applied the discipline of 21st-century police investigation to the extant material, and presents the perpetrator as the world-famous artist Walter Sickert.

With her knowledge of criminal investigation and her consummate skills as a best-selling writer, Patricia Cornwell has produced a book that pays due respect to the people whose deaths spawned one of the 20th century's least attractive entertainment industries; Mary Ann Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddows, Mary Kelly, and others. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa E. | 2/14/2014

    " Fascinating true crime exploration of a victorian serial killer from a forensic perspective. After nights of being steeped in Ripper lore and speculation, this book gave me nightmares! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl | 2/11/2014

    " Well, this book had interesting parts/info but I really wouldn't recommend it to any one. I forced myself to finish the book but got 3/4ths the way through and really wasn't interested any longer. The famous mystery writer Patricia Cornwell researched the Jack the Ripper murders and gave her opinion through this research who she felt his identity was. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Iris | 1/28/2014

    " The author uses bad logic and highly suggestive arguments for her case. Obnoxious to say the least. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Libby Conners | 1/26/2014

    " Fascinating! Beware, if you don't have a strong stomach this is not the book for you. Patricia Cornwell presents some interesting evidence against Mr. Sickert. I could not put this down, I wanted to know more and more. "

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