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On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper: His Final Secrets Revealed

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Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper, remains the most infamous serial killer in British criminal history.

His reign of terror saw 13 women brutally murdered and the largest criminal manhunt in British history.

Just like Jack the Ripper, his Victorian counterpart of 1888, he remains a killer of almost mythical proportions, yet the locations and circumstances surrounding his
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 27th 2019 by Pen and Sword True Crime
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Susan
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Over the years, I have read a few books about the Yorkshire Ripper case and they all have different things to offer in terms of viewpoint or focus. This is a fairly straightforward re-telling of events, which looks at the mistakes the investigation made and how, had things been done differently, then the case should have been closed much more quickly. Of course, hindsight is a good thing, but certainly there were errors that were made and links that were not. The stone in the sock, incident and ...more
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I thought that this book, On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper: His Final Secrets Revealed was excellent, it was a completely additive read and I flew through the pages.

I love reading books on true crime and this was a very detailed book that covered the horrific murders and attacks of the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe.

I read the book spread over a few evenings and I have to say that the book was
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Ellesse
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Yorkshire Ripper murdered 13 women and attacked a number of others before he was caught and locked away. There were missed opportunities and misdirections within the search.  

The book covers the trail of Peter Sutcliffe's attacks in chronological order, in addition to the attacks the book covers the police work. The book is very well researched piecing together a lot of information from a number of different sources giving a full picture. 

Sadly at the time, the police missed a lot of facts -
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Tina
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

When the Yorkshire Ripper was on the loose I was a young child living in the North West of England. This case fascinated me especially knowing how frightened women were and I desperately wanted him to get caught. Being young and impressionable I thought that the police would catch him quickly and lock him up in prison forever, that obviously didnt happen. Throughout the years I have watched countless documentaries and
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Simon Zohhadi
Oct 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
Not a bad account of the Yorkshire Ripper killings but far from a definitive look at the man and his crimes. At just over 200 pages, it provides a concise description of his 13 murders and attempted murders. Does this book reveal new information as the author claims ? I cant see it myself; there doesnt appear to be much, if anything, new. Is the author considering setting up a tourist trail of the locations of the Ripper killings as he provides current photographs, diagrams and descriptions of ...more
Eadie
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
This is a very interesting but very scary book. Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper, remains the most infamous serial killer in British criminal history. This book takes another look at the crime scenes and gives us the real story of the Yorkshire Ripper murders. The truth can now be told with the use of DNA, police reports, newspaper accounts and eye witness testimony. In the past a lot of the information was not clear and now the confusion has been set straight. I thoroughly enjoyed Cobb's ...more
Hazel
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper was an excellent book.

It is well written, researched and is easy to read. The Author is mindful of the fact that some victims are still thankfully alive. It follows the attacks in a chronological order. Explaining what happened at each attack and giving directions as to where you would find each site now, hence being on the trail.

It explains how the police failed in charging Peter Sutcliffe much sooner due to many factors. (Sadly lots being Police error.)

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Simonne Lambert
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
On the trail of the Yorkshire Ripper covers the murder of 13 women and the attack on several others in and around the Leeds/Bradford area of England in the seventies to early eighties. It gives an insight into the police work at that time and terrible frustration they must have felt before the age of computers to compile hundreds of thousands of pieces of information. They had no real way to cross check little bits of info so things got missed in a case of this magnitude. The book does a great ...more
Martha Brindley
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very interesting account of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper. It is written with sensitivity and respect to all the victims and is well researched. The attacks by Peter Sutcliffe are detailed in chronological order and the book is easy to read. Police errors are well documented, as is each murder site. A great insight into police work at that time, without the benefit of forensics and computers. A very interesting and informative read. My thanks to Net Galley for my ARC.
Heather Bennett
Jul 31, 2019 rated it liked it
A interesting and informative book about the Yorkshire Ripper. A book that was respectful to the victims. Well written and easy to read.
Susan
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book follows the story of the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, from his first non-fatal attacks on women, through to the murder of his first known victim, and to his eventual capture and trial.

The book is well researched, and author gives these involved respect something that has not been often done in the past. There is a clear narrative throughout making it easy to read and understand.

Would I recommend it, yes definitely definitely if you are interested in true crime
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