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Jack the Ripper: An Encyclopedia

by John J. Eddleston

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This is actually an excellent and not over-sized encyclopedia which may be of great interest to ordinary people (not experts) interested in the Ripper killings in 1888. The encyclopedia includes entries on most suspects, including the ones which has only come to light in recent years, the police officers involved in the chase, the victims and witnesses and some other people connected with the case.

As is the case with all Ripper scholars, Eddleston has his own "favourite" Ripper candidate, but he doesn't let it destroy the arguments for or against the other suspects.

If you're very much into the case already, there isn't likely to be all that much new stuff for you in this encyclopedia, but it really is an excellent little work of reference. ( )
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The gruesome, unsolved murders by the first media-sensationalised serial killer, Jack the Ripper, continue to fascinate us after more than a hundred years. John Eddleston re-checks, re-examines and re-evaluates the facts, conjectures, newspaper accounts, eyewitness reports and official pronouncements.… (more)

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