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This singular encyclopedic work offers the ultimate in Ripper resources. Solidly researched and profusely illustrated, collated from all the known official records and supplemented by contemporary press reports, it presents for the first time, in one volume, a prime-source reference book on the eleven shocking prostitute murders that took place in the East End of London be ...more
Hardcover, 832 pages
Published December 12th 2000 by Carroll & Graf Publishers
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Riju Ganguly
It is indeed rarest of rare to find a book that is perfectly true in terms of its name, and this book falls under that "category" (are there any other books in that class?). It is truly ultimate as a source-book for the "Jack the Ripper" killing that terrorised London and keeps on horrifying us after all these years. Every year we come across new "theories" propounded either by the Ripperologists, or by rank amateurs trying to cash on our queries. But this book remains true and authentic. If at ...more
Andrew
For my money, the best book on the case yet put together. First off, it's massive. Second off, it contains only the police files with no extraneous "theories" that have been put together over a century after the events. First it contains some set-up of the times: records of labor riots, gang activity, etc. Following, we get into the Whitechapel Murders - not just the "canonical five" (Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly) but the 10+ disputed cases as ...more
Thomas Amo
Own hardbound edition…will review later.
Shawn Martin
The book clears up a few misconceptions regarding the evidence surrounding the murders and stereotypes of Victorian England. It is a great reference for debating whether the Ripper took five victims or more.

I used this book for research on a novel I am currently writing, and it proved to be very helpful. Not to mention it is just a fascinating compilation of everything related to the case.
Chiara Deathsy
Note to the potential reader: it is a Compendium, and as such, you should not expect to enjoy it if it's your first book ever regarding the Ripper Case. All the amateur Ripperologists out there MUST own this book. All the available information from the newspapers to the autopsy files, is to be found in this massive, exhaustive, amazing book.
Lauren
It is definitely an encyclopedia. Not for those with just a passing interest in Jack the Ripper. Great use of source materials ... Excellent pictures. Perfect for those wanting to do research on Jack the Ripper.
Bernard Schaffer
As with the other two, I relied on this book heavily in researching WHITECHAPEL: THE FINAL STAND OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. I'm in Stewart's debt.
Colin
Huge book of primary source material including newspaper articles, police reports and court proceedings.

Surprisingly atmospheric and evocative.
Dr. Andrew
This was enjoyable.
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