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Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed, by Patricia Cornwell
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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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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Andi | 2/20/2014

    " No matter how many times I tried I just COULD not get interested enough in this one to get even half way through it...major disappointment as I am a HUGE Cornell fan :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Leah | 2/14/2014

    " This is SUCH a good book!!!! It's non-fiction by Patricia Cornwell. she used her own money and staked her reputation on the research of this book. Very fascinating for those interested in who the real Jack the Ripper might have been. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Joey | 1/28/2014

    " Read this one a while ago and wanted to put it up on the shelf as a MUST read. Killer book, no pun intended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Ambermoon | 1/26/2014

    " Read it 4 times ! Cornwell's masterpiece. Very accurate. "

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About the Author
Author Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. It is the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year. She has since gone on to become a #1 New York Times bestselling author, with some of her more recent bestsellers including The Bone Bed, Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. To date, Cornwell’s books have sold more than 100 million copies in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries. Her character Dr. Kay Scarpetta won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. When not writing from her home in Boston, Cornwell tirelessly researches cutting-edge forensic technologies to include in her work.

About the Narrator

Kate Burton is best known for her work on Broadway (Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife, Spring Awakening) and television (Grey’s Anatomy, Empire Falls). Her films include Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Unfaithful, and Remember Me. She can also be heard on the audiobooks Port Mortuary and The Scarpetta Factor.