My Ripper book of the week 15

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This week I am a little late in writing about the Ripper book that has my vote this week, purely because I got so engrossed in it!

After what seemed like forever, the book finally landed, and I was not disappointed. It’s smooth black cover and folding magnetic flaps ooze with class, but the real magic is contained within.

What follows are a series of well written, well presented dissertations on the victims, suspects, police officials, people and social conditions, and my fave chapter - The Press!

Some nice pictures, with colour and black and white used effectively to draw one into reading but there is more…

Contained within are a selection of Rare and removable facsimilie documents and memorabilia, including Ripper Letters, the Ripper Postcard, Notice to the Occupier sign, and loads loads more!!

The idea being, that when you reach a certain point in the case, you can read and look at the primary sources from the period! 

The book is not just an ideal starting point for new students to the case, but seasoned veterans will enjoy this too.  I know I did!

This book is going to become a classic, well done Richard!!

Jack the Ripper The Casebook is written by Richard Jones and available NOW!

Published by Andre Deutsch
ISBN: 978-0-233-00257-6
RRP: £19.99
Year: 2008

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