Jack the Ripper - Through the Mists of Time
|Rating||:||4.62 (564 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||214 Pages|
This aspect-coupled with his elementary anatomical knowledge-is used in conjunction with the FBI's appraisal of the case to construct a unique psychological profile. This book compares the fiction with the reality of those ghastly events, and clearly shows how the real killer has been transformed into a creature of the mind-the 'other' Jack the Ripper. Five women fell victim to a man driven by rage and violent fantasy. From the outset, the murderer attained almost mythical status merely by virtue of his name and his uncanny ability to avoid detection. The newspapers of the day gave him a chilling nickname, a name that evokes images of gas-lit foggy streets and a top-hatted sinister figure carrying a Gladstone bag. From the long list of candidates the author reveals his prime suspect for the role of the world's most infamous serial killer.. Over a century ago a series of shocking mutilation murders took place in a squalid, overcrowded district of Victorian London. He explores the institutions and the individuals: the Jewish community and their rituals with meat, the scandal-prone royal family, the Victorian police and their simplistic methods of investigation, the streetwalkers and their trade. Examination of the victims' mutilations reveals the true nature of 'Jack's' grotesque fantasies. The legend of Jack the Ripper was born. Peter Hodgson's detailed and entertaining overview of Ripper lore in fact, film and fiction analyses the
A very interesting approach to the Jack the Ripper Lore D. J. Holland I have read this book thoroughly a few times now & have found it to be a very refreshing & insightful look into the Lore of the ripper mystery by this new author.He successfully explores the fact fantasy & film of the ripper mystery that i have never seen before in a book of this type.Can highly reccommend it to either fans. A good overview of the case. A good overview of the Whitechapel/Jack The Ripper murders. The book encompasses a blend of fact and fiction within its pages, which adds to its overall appeal.