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The Crimes of Jack the Ripper

"Roland provides a well-balanced overview ... extensively illustrated and with timely coverage of some of the latest theories and research."
-Stephen P. Ryder, Editor, Casebook: Jack the Ripper

More than a century after he stalked the streets of London's East End, Jack the Ripper continues to exert a macabre fascination on the popular imagination.

After scrupulously re-examining official documents of the time, investigative journalist Paul Roland strips away decades of myth and misconceptions to reveal the identity of a brand-new suspect who has never been seriously considered until now. If you are expecting a finger to be pointed at one of the usual suspects, be prepared to have your assumptions turned on their head.

If these crimes were being investigated today, what would the authorities consider to be the vital clues? How would their profilers describe England's first serial killer and who would they be looking to convict?

As Roland makes clear in this book, nothing about the Whitechapel murders can be taken at face value.

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