Fiction and non-fiction related to the Whitechapel Murders attributed to 'Jack the Ripper'
Also other true crime cases from before the 20th century, including serial killers, history of the police and criminology, criminal biographies, famous trials etc.
A study of thirteen infamous villains throughout the ages including Judge Jeffreys; Marquis de Sade; G.J. Smith; Titus Oates; Richard III; Matthew Hopkins; Rasputin, Marquis de Sade.
VG cloth hardback with no dust jacket.
Collins 1950 first edition, 256pp.
Famous cases from Mary Queen of Scots to Landru. Includes Captain Kidd, Marie Antoinette and Joan of Arc.
VG hardback with light fade to spine, rubbed joints, red decorated cloth, aged but still tidy. No dust jacket.
Hutchinson undated approx 1930? 567pp + plates.
Famous cases includes a trial for witchcraft, Dick Turpin, Eugene Aram, Admiral Byng, Rob Roy, Titus Oates, Marshal Ney, Cagliostro and many more with 41 illustrations.
G decorative cloth hardback with well rubbed joints and corners, lacks fep, foxed prelims, name to half title, rear hinge cracked. No dust jacket.
Hutchinson 1938 first edition, 575pp + plates.
To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre decided to kill her.
In June 1835, he cut to death his mother, his sister, and his seven-year-old brother.
In jail, he wrote a memoir to justify the whole gruesome tale.
Foucault collected the relevant documents, and his reconstruction of the case is an exploration of the roots of our contemporary views of madness, justice, and crime.
french, france, murder, sociology
VG softback with light wear, sunned spine
Bison / Univ Nebraska 1982, 288pp
The life of Florence Maybrick, the wife of James Maybrick, claimed by some to have been Jack the Ripper.
Headline 1999, 327pp + plates [PB1430 true crime]
A meticulously researched thriller novel set in Victorian London, where multiple narratives converge in a heart-stopping climax.
Filled with period detail, and real historical figures, this showcases the depravity of the late Victorian city, and the advent of modern theories of criminology.
Jack the Ripper, Victorian policing, crime, fiction
Penguin/ Michael Joseph 2012 first edition/ ARC, 523pp.
An Australian psychic's three week 'psychic tour' of England uncovers new information about Jack the Ripper, the Royal Family and the Titanic disaster.
esp, psychometry, Psychic Questing, Druids, Prince Eddy Clarence
Arrow 2001 first edition, 242pp
A true history of thirteen respectable French and English women accused of unspeakable crimes.
Includes Florence Maybrick accused of killing her husband who has been named as Jack the Ripper in connection with the 'Ripper Diary'.
victorian, women, murder, crime
Good paperback with reading creases to spine, opens flat at centre.
Schocken Books 1977, 318pp.
An updated and expanded edition of the fullest ever collective investigation into Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel Murders.
Contributions from the leading Ripperologists, including William Beadle, Melvyn Fairclough, Martin Fido, Shirley Harrison, James Tully and Colin Wilson.
The identity of Jack the Ripper has plagued professional historians, criminologists, writers and amateur enthusiasts.
The many suspects include Montague John Druitt, Walter Sickert, Aaron Kosminski, Michael Ostrog, William Henry Bury, Dr Tumblety and James Maybrick.
Collects the key factual evidence for 20 different arguments as to the identity of Jack the Ripper, including that advanced by Patricia Cornwell.
First published in 1999.
true crime, murder, victorian, saucy jack, evidence, anthology, non-fiction
Robinson Publishing 2008, 502pp.
The notorious crime that shocked Regency London. P. D. James joins forces with historian T. A. Critchley to re-create the Radcliffe Highway murders, a series of vicious crimes committed in 1811. The scene is the London Docks near Wapping Old Stairs, a sinister neighborhood where pirates were often hanged. The first victims were two hardworking shopkeepers, along with their baby and shop boy. Twelve days later and only a few blocks away, an equally blameless pub owner was found together with his wife and servant, victims of equal cruelty and apparent absence of motive. The serial killings provoked nationwide notoriety and panic. With the atmosphere and pacing of her best novels, James reveals the rudimentary police system of Regency London coping with a major murder investigation, and crimes that rank up there with Jack the Ripper.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Top edge remainder striped
Mysterious Press 1986 first US edition in quarter cloth, 234pp, illustrated. [TRC 15 true crime, criminology, history ]
VG hardback in VG dust jacket with faintly faded spine.
Mysterious Press 1986 first US edition in quarter cloth, 234pp, illustrated. [#2851 true crime, criminology, history ]
A rare Ripper title, after discussing the case in detail the author claims there is good evidence that a certain Russian doctor by the name of Vassily Konovallov was the culprit.
With a nice 'murder by gaslight' cover art by W Francis Phillipps.
true crime, saucy jack, vintage paperback, Great Pan G542
VG- paperback with light wear to wrappers, two line pen inscription to rear cover, top edge soiled, original price stamp to first page.
Great Pan 1962 first paperback edition, 224pp.
Inside the minds of three infamous murderers.
Cesare Borgia / Marie D'Aubray / Edward Pritchard.
VG paperback, name to first page
[PB# 1028 ]
This revised edition sets the Whitechapel Murders by 'Jack the Ripper' firmly in their historical setting, examines the evidence comprehensively and scrupulously, disposes of a number of theories and legends and relates the murder to popular literature and to later similar sex crimes. In addition he has had the advantage of access to some of Scotland Yard's most confidential papers.
true crime, murder, serial killer
VG softback with AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION SIGNATURE to first page.
Penguin 1988 revised edition, 310pp.
In 1887, Elizabeth Berry, an attractive young nurse from the grim Oldham workhouse, found notoriety throughout the nation after the death of her daughter, perceived by many to be the cruellest of murders - performed with a callousness that was almost beyond belief.
There were many who protested her innocence in the affair, but there were also suspicions surrounding another death related to the nurse: that of her mother. Suddenly Elizabeth Berry's dark story began appearing darker still.
Bernard Taylor, investigates the disturbing life of Elizabeth Berry endured during an era of grinding poverty when Victorian England was obsessed with the exploits of murderers and forensic science was in its infancy. He takes a fresh look at the demise of Berry's husband and two other young children, deaths that for a long time were considered to be of natural causes.
murder, true crime, British
Duckworth Overlook 2016, 242pp.