Jack the Ripper is an invaluable survey of crimes that have haunted the world's imagination since his murderous reign drew to a close in 1888. Exploring the social context of the crimes, it includes facsimiles of documents such as police reports, letters purporting to be from Jack the Ripper, and newspaper clippings. Putting these directly into the hands of readers enables them to become detectives-sifting through the evidence and clearing away the mess of complex and contradictory theories, to assess all the evidence and conclusions gathered so far.
Richard Jones is an internationally renowned Jack the Ripper expert, and head guide on the widely acclaimed Jack the Ripper Walks. He has written 16 books, many of which have been published worldwide, including Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland (New Holland UK; Barnes & Noble USA; Weltbild Germany) and Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London (New Holland UK; Barnes & Noble USA) in 2007. He has made frequent appearances in Europe and the US on TV programs about Jack the Ripper, and was featured on the DVD that accompanied the Johnny Depp movie From Hell.