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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.

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper edited by Maxim Jakubowski and Nathan Braund. Fifteen experts on Jack the Ripper -- called "Ripperlogists" -- introduce all the facts of the famous case and presents some of the most convincing, if conflicting, theories of the murderer's identity. Out of print, but available from Alibris.

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.

Sickert, Stephen, and Prince Eddy

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.

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.

Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution by Stephen Knight presents the convoluted but intriguing theory that the Ripper was actually a group of three Masons, including a doctor who served the royal family, bent on hiding evidence of Prince Eddy's secret marriage to a Catholic shopgirl. Out of print, but available from Alibris.

Prince Jack by Frank Spiering. The author claims to have found evidence that Prince Eddy was Jack the Ripper. Out of print, but available from Alibris.

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.) The novel is out of print, but available from Alibris.

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Documentaries & Movies

These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.

Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death. Documentary from A&E's Biography series. FBI specialist John Douglas reveals how his agency would investigate the case today, and explores the steps taken by Scotland Yard. Includes crime scene photos.

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.

Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (1980). This documentary blames the Ripper murders on Masons trying to cover up Prince Eddy's secret marriage.

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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