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Books About Jack the Ripper

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Book categories: Ripper, Sickert & Eddy, Fiction, Victoria, Edward VII, British Royalty

Jack the Ripper

The Complete History of Jack the Ripper by Philip Sugden. This highly acclaimed study of the Ripper murders is regarded as a classic.

Jack the Ripper: Letters From Hell by Stewart P. Evans and Keith Skinner. Analyzes the hundreds of letters sent to police by people claiming to be Jack the Ripper, including a few which may be legitimate.

The Complete Jack the Ripper by Donald Rumbelow. Subjects every theory to deep scrutiny, and also examines the mythology surrounding Jack the Ripper.

Sickert, Stephen, and Prince Eddy

The Ripper and the Royals by Melvyn Fairclough. According to this book, the Ripper murders were the joint enterprise of a group of high-ranking desperadoes acting to protect the Duke of Clarence from blackmail.

The Prince, His Tutor and the Ripper by Deborah McDonald. Presents evidence linking James Stephen, tutor of Queen Victoria's grandson Prince Eddy, to Jack the Ripper's Whitechapel Murders.

Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell. Best-selling novelist Cornwell explains why she believes artist Walter Sickert was the Ripper.

More Books About Prince Eddy


From Hell by Alan Moore. Graphic novel (comic book) based on the theory that the Ripper crimes were committed to cover up Prince Eddy's marriage to a shopgirl. The Johnny Depp movie was based on this novel. (See below for the movie.)

Related Books

Books About Queen Victoria
Books About Edward VII
Books About British Royal History

Documentaries & Movies

These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.

History's Mysteries: The Hunt for Jack the Ripper. The search for one of history's most infamous killers winds from the dark streets of Victorian London to modern forensic labs. From the History Channel.

From Hell. 2001 movie about Jack the Ripper starring Johnny Depp, based on the theory that the Ripper crimes were committed to cover up Prince Eddy's marriage to a shopgirl.

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