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The Last Victim: The Extraordinary Life of Florence Maybrick, the Wife of Jack the Ripper

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An historical re-evaluation of one of the most extraordinary and true crime puzzles of all times, is the remarkable story of the woman married to - and convicted of the murder of - the man now believed to have been Jack the Ripper. The authors examine her life and assess it in the light of the Ripper connection.
Unknown Binding, 236 pages
Published 1999 by Headline Book Publishing
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Janellyn51
I've always been fascinated by Jack the Ripper and had read the Diary of James Maybrick a few years ago....I'm thinking it's on the level. Florence Maybrick who was married to said James Maybrick, I don't know....I found it hard to be sympathetic to her. I don't believe she poisoned him. But, she was a creep. I don't think you can assume that if a woman has an affair, of a few that she would graduate to murder any more than I think if you smoke pot it follows you would become a heroin addict, bu ...more
Helen
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
As an account of the story of Florence Maybrick, this is quite good (especially on the questionable trial and her life in prison and afterwards, down to her sad old age as a mad cat lady). To be honest I thought the Jack the Ripper bit was nonsense: the alleged diary seemed to have very vague provenance and the book is full of unanswered, leading rhetorical questions. There did not seem to be much in the way of evidence placing James Maybrick at the scene of the Ripper murders or indeed any expl ...more
Lara
Nov 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
Didn't get too far beyond the foreward when the history of the 'diary' is said to have passed into the hands of "Anne, Mr. Barrett's recently estranged wife (who) told Paul Feldman that she had seen the Diary and its contents in 1968, though she was not more than mildly curious, being only a teenager."

I call Shenanigans.

There is absolutely no way that a teenager wouldn't pore over every gory detail of what was purportedly a diary of Jack the Ripper. FAKE.

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