JACK THE RIPPER
and
PRE 20th CENTURY TRUE CRIME
BOOKS

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.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

BALCHIN Nigel 
The Anatomy of Villainy

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.
$15 C/B
Collins 1950 first edition, 256pp.
[TRC6 ]



BIRKENHEAD Earl of 
Famous Trials

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.
$25 C/C
Hutchinson undated approx 1930? 567pp + plates.
[#1599 ]



BIRKENHEAD Earl of 
More Famous Trials

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.
$15 C/C
Hutchinson 1938 first edition, 575pp + plates.
[TRC4 ]



CORNWELL Patricia   Portrait of A Killer Jack The Ripper - Case Closed FIRST EDITION
VG- top rear corner bumped VG unclipped DW rubbed to top edge with some folding creasing $15 B/C Little Brown 2002 first UK hard cover, 387pp + plates. Cornwell believes she has un-masked the identity of Saucy Jack, as a prominent Victorian artist Walter Sickert. ISBN 0316861596 [#1883 true crime]

DOUGLAS Hugh  Burke & Hare: the true story of the bodysnatchers VG rubbed spine. $8 A/A New English Library 1974 paperback 191pp.Nineteenth century grave robbers supplying the anatomists with subjects to dissect. Contains a good bibliography at the rear. ISBN 450019055 [PB# 20 truecrime]

FOUCAULT Michel ed. translated by Frank Jellinek 
I Pierre Riviere, having slaughtered my mother, my sister and my brother...
A Case of Parricide in the 19th Century
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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.
ISBN0803268572
french, france, murder, sociology

VG softback with light wear, sunned spine
$15 C/B
Bison / Univ Nebraska 1982, 288pp
[TRC1 ]



FRANKLIN Charles  The World's Worst Murderers Exciting and authentic accounts of the great classics of murder
VG- two small holes to bottom edge of lower board lacks DW $10 C/C Odhams 1965 first edition hard cover, 320pp + plates. Includes Jack the Ripper, Peter Kurten, Gordon Cummins, Christie, heath, Haigh, Landru, Petiot, Bela Kiss, Fernandez and Beck ( The Honeymoon Killers), Crippen, Lizzie Borden, William Palmer, Neil Cream, George Joseph Smith, Peter Manuel, James Hanratty, Donald Hume, Leopold and Leob and Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme ( the New Zealand lesbian lovers guilty of matricide and filmed by Peter Jackson in 'Heavenly Creatures'). [# 714 truecrime]

GRAHAM Anne E. and Carol EMMAS 
The Last Victim

The life of Florence Maybrick, the wife of James Maybrick, claimed by some to have been Jack the Ripper.
ISBN9780747262060

VG paperback
$10 A/A
Headline 1999, 327pp + plates [PB1430 true crime]





GRECIAN Alex 
The Yard
Advanced Reading Copy
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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.
ISBN9780718159160
Jack the Ripper, Victorian policing, crime, fiction

VG softback.
$35 C/C
Penguin/ Michael Joseph 2012 first edition/ ARC, 523pp.
[#4304 ]



HAN Jeanette and ANN Ann 
Death of a Prince; Jack the Ripper and Other Souls.
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An Australian psychic's three week 'psychic tour' of England uncovers new information about Jack the Ripper, the Royal Family and the Titanic disaster.
ISBN1740510623
esp, psychometry, Psychic Questing, Druids, Prince Eddy Clarence

VG paperback
$20 A/B
Arrow 2001 first edition, 242pp
[PB1638 ]



HARTMAN Mary S 
Victorian Murderesses
cover image of Victorian Murderesses, a true history of thirteen respectable French and English women accused of unspeakable crimes, for sale in New Zealand

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'.
ISBN0805206272
victorian, women, murder, crime

Good paperback with reading creases to spine, opens flat at centre.
$10 C/B
Schocken Books 1977, 318pp.
[TRC12 ]



JAKUBOWSKI Maxim and Nathan BRAUND (editors) 
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper
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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.
ISBN9781845297121
true crime, murder, victorian, saucy jack, evidence, anthology, non-fiction

VG+ paperback
$15 C/B
Robinson Publishing 2008, 502pp.
[#4211 ]



JAMES P D & T A Critchley 
The Maul and the Pear Tree
The Ratcliffe Highway Murders 1811

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.
ISBN089296152X

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Top edge remainder striped
$15 C/C
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.
$20 C/C
Mysterious Press 1986 first US edition in quarter cloth, 234pp, illustrated. [#2851 true crime, criminology, history ]





McCORMICK Donald 
The Identity of Jack the Ripper
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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.
$15 A/B
Great Pan 1962 first paperback edition, 224pp.
[PB1630 ]



PLAIDY Jean 
A Triptych of Poisoners
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Inside the minds of three infamous murderers.
Cesare Borgia / Marie D'Aubray / Edward Pritchard.
ISBN0352303476
murder

VG paperback, name to first page
$7 A/A
Star 1979,186pp
[PB# 1028 ]



RUMBELOW Donald 
The Complete Jack the Ripper
revised edition.
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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.
ISBN9780140173956
true crime, murder, serial killer

VG softback with AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION SIGNATURE to first page.
$15 A/B
Penguin 1988 revised edition, 310pp.
[#3548 ]





TAYLOR Bernard 
There Must be Evil: The Life and Murderous Career of Elizabeth Berry
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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.
ISBN9780715651209
murder, true crime, British

VG softback
$15 C/B
Duckworth Overlook 2016, 242pp.
[#3459 ]





WILKINSON George Theodore  The Newgate Calendar volume 1
G+ cover wear, aged paper stock $7 A/A Panther 1972 paperback, 254pp. Selection from the annals of Seventeenth and Eighteenth century Briitsh crime cases. ISBN 05860249722 [PB# 860 true crime]

WILKINSON George Theodore  The Newgate Calendar volume 3
G+ cover wear, aged paper stock, lacks prelims but includes original title and contents list $7 A/A Panther paperback, 220pp. Selection from the annals of Seventeenth and Eighteenth century British crime cases. ISBN 05860249992 [PB# 869 true crime]


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