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5.0 von 5 Sternen Exciting World of mysteries
As I read this book for the first time I havent't got any knowledge about Jack the Ripper, but after this book I've a got a good view and description about the Ripper and London in the 19th century. In some sections of the book, I felt like ''overinformed'' by the pathological descriptions, you almost must have studyed some semestras in medicine to understand...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen OK as starting point for people who are interested in the subject.
This book is somewhat hard to rate, as I think overall it achieved what it's supposed to do (i.e. give you an overview some of the theories on Jack the Ripper) but it could have done it a lot better.

The book is divided into three parts. The first gives you just the cold facts based on the police-records, eye-whitness accounts etc. and this is just written...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen OK as starting point for people who are interested in the subject., 1. November 2012
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This book is somewhat hard to rate, as I think overall it achieved what it's supposed to do (i.e. give you an overview some of the theories on Jack the Ripper) but it could have done it a lot better.

The book is divided into three parts. The first gives you just the cold facts based on the police-records, eye-whitness accounts etc. and this is just written horribly. Main clause after main clause. It reads like it was written by a fourth-grader...however I do get used to bad writing rather quickly (is that a good or a bad thing?) and it is not too long anyway.
In that first part you also get a selection of the eywhitness-reports which seems rather random (I think for each canonical victim there is one whitness-statement) and the coroner-reports on the victims.
The largest part is the second, a collection of various essays on the identity of the Ripper and before I read this I had no idea how special Ripperologists were. I actually never watch talent-shows and such but you can't quite escape them and from what I hear about them an awful lot of time seems to be spent with the contestants calling each other fat, stupid and ugly...this book is similar, just that they call each other's theories stupid and implausible. A lot of essays don't start with the authors own theorie but by pointing out how wrong the others are. Sometimes just a general 'oh these conspiracy-theories are so stupid' and sometimes they pick on two or three authors and explain why their theories just have to be wrong.
If you ignore all that you are left with some theories that are on the spectrum somewhere between 'Yeah, these are good points' and 'What exactly is this doing in a non-fiction book?'. I kind of want to do an in-depth rant about at least half of the theories but I give you an abridged version:
One - at least aptly called 'A novelists speculation' - doesn't even get the basic facts right: not all Ripper-victims had fingers or an ear missing.
One guy seems far too busy pointing out how awesome he is, how many tv-appearances he made and how much the others suck so that there's not much space to flesh out his theory.
Another rightly points out that it's hard to find information about possible suspects that were 'everyday people' because there aren't many records about them. He then goes on to give a fascinating - totally fictional - account about his suspects mental state, how desperate he was, how madly in love, only very little of it is verified by outside-sources. This is especially stupid as there is another essay, suggesting the same suspect (Mary Kelly's boyfriend) which gives more facts and actually managed to convince me that he might be one of the likelier candidates.

I could go on and on about this. From all the essays there's only a small number that managed to convince me that this theorie might be worth looking at more cloesely. But after all, that's the point of a collection of essays. It's just that I'm now wondering if all Ripperologists are that mad and self-centered or if that was a bad selection.

The last part throws some more semi-facts at us. It contains one chapter about possible other victims and one chapter is called 'Other suspects?' which is a strange title as most of those have already been mentioned in the main-part, some in passing, some with whole essays dedicated to them.
Finaly we get a rather extensive Bibliography and Filmography of works dealing with Jack the Ripper.

Overall a good starting-point if you're interested in the Ripper but I had expected more.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Exciting World of mysteries, 11. April 2000
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As I read this book for the first time I havent't got any knowledge about Jack the Ripper, but after this book I've a got a good view and description about the Ripper and London in the 19th century. In some sections of the book, I felt like ''overinformed'' by the pathological descriptions, you almost must have studyed some semestras in medicine to understand everything. On the other side , it comes along very well,without pictures, because of the explicit descriptions. You are impressed by all of these theories ,given in the book, and the sections are logically seperated from each other. At the end, a good book for a beginner.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Interesting read!, 4. August 1999
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I enjoyed reading all the different theories, most of which I have previously encountered, but some were new to me. This story always intrigues me, especially since it seems like new facts are coming to light as the years go by and opening up other possibilities to the Ripper's identity.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A good beginner's compendium, 5. Juni 1999
Sugden's COMPLETE HISTORY OF JACK THE RIPPER should be the first book anyone interested in the Ripper murders should read ... and this excellent collection should be the second. Introduces all the major suspects, not through a single author, but through the mouths of those who front the theories. In short: the way it should be done!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A good place to start, 5. Juni 1999
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If you're curious about Saucy Jack, this book and the one by Sugden are the places to start. The contributions by various Ripperologists that conclude this collection will convince you that there are two or three Ripper "experts" as loonie as the Ripper himself. The one fact I away with from reading this book that I had not previously realized was that there were probably 100 males living within a couple of blocks of the sites of the Ripper crimes, all working men who would normally be on the street at the time of the crimes, who had all the background "qualifications" of the modern serial killer. So what are the odds the actual Ripper has ever been named or suspected by anyone?
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