Exactly who was Jack the Ripper, the infamous Victorian serial killer? The Jack the Ripper FAQ explores this question in depth, with a thorough overview not only of the world s most notorious serial killer, but also of the cultural impact that remains as powerful more than 130 years on from his murderous spree. Every murder attributed to him is discussed in depth, together with a number more that may have been his work; the book also details the myriad different suspects that have been mentioned over the years. Jack the Ripper FAQ investigates the world in which the Ripper operated, with chapters discussing the factors that made it possible for him to act with such apparent impunity. Also covered are the policemen who tried to capture him, the journalists who tried to illustrate his motives, and the private investigators who raised theories that are still being discussed today.
DAVE THOMPSON (Newark, DE) is a pop culture historian and the author of numerous books, including editions in the FAQ series on such cult classics as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, and The Twilight Zone, as well as biographies of David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Roger Waters, and Robert Plant.