The murders in London between 1888 and 1891 attributed to jack the Ripper constitute one of the most mysterious unsolved criminal cases. In this book, the result of many years of meticulous research, Kendell reassesses all the evidence and challenges everything we thought we knew about the Victorian serial killer and the vanished East End he terrorised. Distilling the truth from the infamous unsolved mystery, the author finally unmasks Jack the Ripper. Complemented with illustrations and supported by historical evidence, this is compelling reading for anyone interested in the Whitechapel Murderer.
Colin Kendell became a professional genealogist in 1988 and has been able to combine research into the Ripper murders with my work. He had several articles published in the now defunct "Criminologist" magazine, including one suggesting that the badly disfigured woman found dead in the room of the final victim Mary Kelly was not actually her. Other authors have since taken up that idea. He conducts the occasional "Ripper Walk" around Whitechapel. He also has had a lifelong interest in Puccini. He took Puccini as his specialist subject in the Mastermind semi-final in 1995. He lives in Middlesex.