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  • Title: Jack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer
  • Author: M.J. Trow
  • ISBN: 9781845631260
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Hardcover

  • For a hundred and twenty years, the identity of the Whitechapel murderer known to us as Jack the Ripper has both eluded us and spawned a veritable industry of speculation This book names him Mad doctors, Russian lunatics, bungling midwives, railway policemen, failed barristers, weird artists, royal princes and white eyed men All of these and have been put in the frFor a hundred and twenty years, the identity of the Whitechapel murderer known to us as Jack the Ripper has both eluded us and spawned a veritable industry of speculation This book names him Mad doctors, Russian lunatics, bungling midwives, railway policemen, failed barristers, weird artists, royal princes and white eyed men All of these and have been put in the frame for the Whitechapel murders Where ingenious invention and conspiracy theories have failed, common sense has floated out of the window.M.J Trow, in this gripping historical reinvestigation, cuts through the fog of speculation, fantasy and obsession that has concealed the identity of the most famous serial murderer of all time.
    M.J. Trow
    Meirion James Trow is a full time teacher of history who has been doubling as a crime writer for seventeen years Originally from Ferndale, Rhondda in South Wales he now lives on the Isle of Wight His interests include collecting militaria, film, the supernatural and true crime.


    Commentaires:

    ☆Ruth☆
    So disappointing! The book started well, the author had obviously done a great deal of research and was able to make a good case for dismissing many of the usual suspects within the first few chapters. I therefore had high hopes for an intelligent, logical discussion of further candidates. Instead the author suddenly produced his own contender and gave him the persona of 'Jack the Ripper', with not only no plausible reasoning, but adding his own completely fabricated embellishments and details t [...]

    Andrew Garvey
    What is it with Jack the Ripper? No, I'm not asking why his gruesome killings still fascinate people. That's fairly obvious. But what is it about Jack the Ripper and writing a book about him (or her) that seems to make people lose their minds in the single-minded pursuit of proving their pet theory is correct?Last year I suffered through the much-hyped, but emptily DNA-fetishistic and maddeningly pompous ramblings of Russell Edwards' 'Naming Jack the Ripper'. And while MJ Trow's own telling of t [...]

    Cecilia Jones
    I found it interestingThe author is very detailed in presenting his theory for who was and who was not the ripper. It dragged on a bit but I did find it interesting.

    Aoife
    Long before writing this book Trow contributed an essay to The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper in which he brings up a suspect and then goes through all the details explaining why that person must be Jack the Ripper. At the end he says that he doesn't really believe that this man did it but he wanted to show how easy it is to frame somebody more than a century after the murders happened. Knowing that it's a bit odd reading this book because part of me expected it to end with a 'Trolololol didn't [...]

    Oliver
    I should have read more reviews before purchasing - sadly, I bought the book after reading the first two preview chapters, which were an excellent summary and discreditation of many of the ridiculous theories floating about. Almost immediately following that, the author dives into his own pet theory, with absolutely zero basis in facts, just a bunch of conjecture, literally naming Mann as Jack from that point forward. I couldn't even finish it. Not recommended.

    Kelli
    The author seems to have it all figured out on Jack's true identity. How could nobody figure this out at the time? The pieces seem to fit together a bit too conveniently.

    Brian Dyer
    An interesting theory on who the Ripper was but falls into the trap it rails against In the first chapter of insisting on the suspect presented as the only viable suspect.

    Mike
    Interesting theory, which certainly is plausible. However, we are still far from knowing with certainty 'whodunnit'.

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      Published :2018-08-07T07:52:04+00:00