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  • Title: Jack the Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • ISBN: 9780062358486
  • Page: 433
  • Format: ebook

  • From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing expos of one of the world s most chilling cases of serial murder and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London But the ghoulish nature of his arFrom New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing expos of one of the world s most chilling cases of serial murder and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London But the ghoulish nature of his art as well as extensive evidence points to another name, one that s left its bloody mark on the pages of history Jack the Ripper Cornwell has collected never before seen archival material including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause and applied cutting edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny.Incorporating material from Portrait of a Killer Jack the Ripper Case Closed, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include eight new chapters, detailed maps and hundreds of images that bring the sinister case to life.
    Patricia Cornwell
    Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, in 1990 while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia Postmortem, was the first bona fide forensic thriller It paved the way for an explosion of entertainment featuring in all things forensic across film, television and literature Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d Aventure prize the first book ever to claim all these distinctions in a single year To date, Cornwell s books have sold some 100 million copies in thirty six languages in over 120 countries She s authored twenty nine New York Times bestsellers.Patricia s novels center primarily on medical examiner Kay Scarpetta along with her tech savvy niece Lucy and fellow investigator Pete Marino Celebrating 25 years, these characters have grown into an international phenomenon, winning Cornwell the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author, the Gold Dagger Award, the RBA Thriller Award, and the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to literary and artistic development Fox 2000 bought the rights to Kay Scarpetta Working with producer Liz Friedman, Marvel s Jessica Jones and fellow Marvel EP and Twilight Saga scribe Melissa Rosenberg to develop the film and find Scarpetta a home on the big screen After earning her degree in English from Davidson College in 1979, she began working at the Charlotte Observer Cornwell received widespread attention and praise for her series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte From the Charlotte Observer, Cornwell moved to a job with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia a post she would later bestow upon the fictional Kay Scarpetta When not writing from her Boston home, Patricia tirelessly researches cutting edge forensic technologies to include in her work Her interests span outside the literary Patricia co founded of the Conservation Scientist Chair at the Harvard University Art Museums She appears as a forensic consultant on CNN and serves as a member of Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital s National Council, where she advocates for psychiatric research She s helped fund the ICU at Cornell s Animal Hospital, the scientific study of a Confederate submarine, the archaeological excavation of Jamestown, and a variety of law enforcement charities Patricia is also committed to funding scholarships and literacy programs Her advice to aspiring authors Start writing And don t take no for an answer Social and Digital Outletspatriciacornwell facebook patriciar twitter 1pcornwell instagram 1pcornwell Other areas of expertise interestsForensics Forensic Technologies Ballistics Weapons Explosives Pathology Autopsies Crime Historical and Unsolved Criminal Cases Jack The Ripper Helicopter Piloting Suba Diving Archaeological Excavation Experience


    Ok read! the storyline was not what i thought it would be. Even the writing style and plot was way off. Very disappointed of course because i am a huge fan this author(paperback!)

    Biographies come in all shapes and sizes, as has been exemplified throughout my binge over these past few months. Patricia Cornwell's re-release of this biographical piece about Jack the Ripper offers not only a view into the horrible crimes that were committed in London's East End, but also posits that Walter Sickert is the most likely suspect, providing ample proof. Cornwell offers a strong biographical sketch of both Sickert and the killings, while extrapolating the killing spree outside of t [...]

    Medhat The Book Fanatic
    Let me begin this review by stating my opinion: Artist Walter Sickert is Jack the Ripper, and Jack the Ripper is Walter Sickert.This book is a magnificent piece of art and investigation. Author Patricia Cornwell uncovers numerous discoveries with an epic genius and mind-blowing info. While presenting her case, Cornwell sets-up the Victorian era with a fresh and atmospheric writing. We become knowledgeable of the streets, the Unfortunates, their problems and hard-lifetimes, even the social insecu [...]

    Walter Sickert was NOT Jack the Ripper! There is ZERO evidence to substantiate it aside from this woman's twisted imagination and a strong need to prove that she did not destroy priceless works of art in the pursuit of a hunch. He was not even IN THE COUNTRY during at least 2 of the murders. I am so sick of this. Please, stick to fiction and leave history and 'investigations' to those who know what the hell they are talking about.

    Tere Fredericks
    In this, the second edition of the original, Jack the Ripper: Case Solved, there are photographs never before seen and eight extra chapters. I have been wanting to read the original for years, but never seemed to have the money for it (other things clamoring for the money, like rent, food, etc.) This book is available as a Kindle Unlimited book, which I happily snatched up. It is also something called Kindle in Motion. I have read other books in Kindle in Motion, but unbeknownst to me, it was tu [...]

    I rarely stop reading a book, especially when almost half done with it, but this one was so filled with conjecture and lack of actual evidence of her arguments that I just can't keep reading it. It was a free book from - I see now why it was free.

    Mark Sohn
    Dear God it's HER again having subjected myself to her last effort I wasn't expecting much; she claims to have spent $7,000,000 researching this when after dollar one it must have patently clear she was on a loser. There is not a SCRAP of evidence connecting Sickert to the Ripper murders; worse, she contradicts herself and the last book. She tells us Sickert was rendered medically impotent by surgery to correct a penile deformity, asserting he wasn't even capable of coitus. Then she tells us he [...]

    A follow up to Cromwell's prior novel. Filled with fascinating photos, letters, and art.

    Ugh. I can't with Ripper books for a while. My head is swirling. And sadly, this book is just a mess. I promise I'm going to catch up on my reviews. Just not today.Alright, so it's a new day, and I haven't written a proper book review in at least two months. I moved house, and I also found the bookstagram community on Instagram, and between the two, I barely have had enough time to read, let alone sit down and write reviews. Well my friends, it's time. I've been feeling really bad lately for wri [...]

    Zuky the BookBum
    Ahh, I can't wait to read this. It's bringing up so much controversy!Let the record show that I have very little knowledge on Jack the Ripper and Walter Sickert, plus I have not read Cornwell's first novel on this case.

    Brittany (brittanymariereads)
    I received this book from Giveaways. I enjoyed reading the sections of this book that dealt with Jack the Ripper facts. I loved all of the letters, photographs and morgue and police reports. I didn't enjoy the parts that dealt with Walter Sickert as much. Everything regarding Sickert is just a theory and prefer non-fiction books that deal entirely in fact. Just my personal preference. Overall an enjoyable read. I recommend it to anybody who enjoys true crime.

    Sarah Mac
    Apologies for the bullet review; my brain is tired today. LIKES:-Author's discussion of the crime scenes & critiques of autopsy reports/assumptions of the presiding doctors & police. Though she often comes across as patronizing, the majority of her points make good sense. -The wealth of high-quality imagery -- scans of original documents, images, & artwork of the period. Also, THANK YOU for inserting them into the text as they're discussed rather than clumping them together in big bl [...]

    Teresa A. Richardson
    Never was a true crime fan until now. I saw the moving picture of the cover of the eBook that flashed on my kindle and was intrigued. I haven't read much crime novels in my time, some have bored me to tears. This sounds strange but, I felt compelled to read it. I thought for sure I was going to get bored by the forensics but, I found myself captivated from the very first page. I seriously couldn't put down until I was finished.I'm sorry that Ms. Cornwell had to go through so much trouble with w [...]

    John Shaw
    Cornwell seeks to tell us exactly how clever she is, again.This time at volume.Cornwell had previously written a book detailing exhaustively how she, personally,researched the Jack The Rippercase and had come to the conclusionthat the artist Walter Sickert is the one true Ripper.Countless tomes, articles and films have been made to try to explain who the Ripper was. I admit it is a tantalizing mystery, this madmanwho terrorized London in the 1890s and captivated the World ever since. However the [...]

    Book-Lover Book Blog
    An amazing and sensational follow up to this Author's original book; Jack the Ripper: Case Closed. More information and evidence has been brought forward and it has completely solidified my belief in Jack the Ripper being Walter Sickert. I was a firm believer it was after reading the original book, but now I'm just as certain as Patricia Cornwell.Walter Sickert was a man who ran by his own laws. He was a manipulative S.O.B. and in my opinion, a coward. His art is evil, gruesome and compelling. I [...]

    Chris Wolak
    I read Cornwell's first book on the subject, PORTRAIT OF A KILLER: JACK THE RIPPER -- CASE CLOSED, when it first came out in 2002. That first Ripper book had a lot of pre-publication buzz. I read the book because I was a relatively new fan of Cornwell's fiction (I started reading her in 1999) and I thought it would be interesting to see how she applied modern investigative techniques and technology to a historic--and still open--case. Plus, I love reading about the 19th century. This updated and [...]

    Question: What do you get when a best selling crime fiction writer tackles a 130 year old true crime event?Answer: An entertainingly written ball of confusion. Here, Patricia Cornwell offers up another suspect du jour for the infamous Jack The Ripper slayings: artist Walter Sickert. We've often been taken on a Who-Done-It tour with stops at doctors and dentists, nobility, immigrants, scorned lovers, famous authors, and random fishmongers and butchers. Cornwell asks: why not a famous artist? And [...]

    I could not suspend disbelief for this book. I felt like W.S. was being railroaded by P.Cornwell. So, I quit out of getting no enjoyment other than the heft and smell of the actual book. I am okay with not knowing the identity of Jack the Ripper.

    Interesting, but unconvincing.

    I listened to this on Audible, and honestly, it took me nearly a year to finish it. I finally bit the bullet and just listened to the last four hours that had been glaring at me for the last few months but avoiding. This honestly, fascinates me. The theories behind who Jack the Ripper really was has always been something that I just want to delve into further. So I'm really not sure what made this nearly 15-hour audiobook feel like 100. Possibly, it was the narrator, she wasn't my favorite and d [...]

    Gayle Noble
    I read the first book of Cornwell's on the subject and wasn't convinced. This one seems much more coherent. I don't agree with everything, there is a lot of "maybe he did this", "maybe he thought that", but with an old case when forensic science was unavailable, there will likely never be a definitive answer. I think that Cornwell got the character correct; a psychopath, taunting, malicious, wanting to prove he was more intelligent than Scotland Yard. The murders not counted as one of the 'canon [...]

    Thought Provoking and Intriguing ForensicsThis book jumped out at me during a time that I had been feeling a little lost on reading, but Ms. Cornwell certainly pulled me out of that funk. I find the abnormal psychology fascinating, so people who like these explorations will certainly appreciate this book. One of the great aspects is really getting a look into the vast amount of forensic research for this work. Ms. Cornwell presents compelling arguments, but also backs them up with facts as well [...]

    Steven Peterson
    Over the years, I have read a number of books exploring who Jack the Ripper really was. Physician? Royalty? Here, novelist Patricia Cornwell (who has a background in forensics) examines this question. Upfront, she indicates that she speculates that the artist Walter Sickert was the Ripper.She traces his life from painful medical challenges when he was very young onward. She notes that he was in proximity to venues where the Ripper murdered women. She covers his travels, notes some of his paintin [...]

    Book is filled with conjecture. She basically implied that she didn’t dig into information if that information didn’t fit with Sickert being Jack the Ripper. It’s a good thing she took Case Closed off the title. Sickert’s lawyer would have a field day.

    Joy D
    This book is an update of the author's previous book: Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed. I didn't read the first book but I read this one out of a morbid curiosity of how a case as old and notorious as Jack the Ripper could be "solved" by current forensic technology. Well, it wasn't exactly solved, as there is a lack of a direct, provable link to the crime scenes, but the author makes a compelling case based on circumstantial evidence. Her research was very extensive and she ca [...]

    UnforgettableI came across this book by accident really, but as a fan of Patricia Cornwell and also having a morbid fascination with all things "Ripper" I was excited to read what would be a huge turn from her usual writing style and genre.I was not disapounted. Patricia as always doesn't just say something and leave it at that, she backs it up with relentless excavation of fact and or fiction, forensically deploying every available skill and expert to produce an incredibly detailed and shocking [...]

    Eliza Baum
    I don't know enough about the details of the various theories and evidence in this case, but this book was super interesting--if rather (naturally) gruesome at parts. I found myself driving alone at night and wondering what the heck I was thinking to choose this particular audiobook, haha. There's a lot of the author making assumptions sound like they're fact, and I suppose there wouldn't be much to discuss without assumptions, but there were a few times it went a bit too far for me. Can't deny [...]

    Honestly, I don't know too much about Jack the Ripper but I found this a very interesting read. I don't think I'm the hardcore investigator that's into all of the conspiracy theories but I do enjoy listening to theories and this was a well-developed argument.

    Derek Titus
    Excellent read.Really enjoyed this book. My first read on Jack the Ripper. Have always been interested in learning more about the supposed man and that time period. If you are looking for something new and interested in Jack the Ripper at all this would be a great read for you.

    Sarah -
    I mean, maybe?So much of the book is full of probablies, likelies, would'ves, and the like. I guess one has to admire Cornwall's dedication to her own art. Honestly I don't think we are ever going to know who he or she was and at this point everyone needs to accept it. Despite my general aversion to Cornwell's somewhat arrogant, she makes a case.

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