Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Casebook

Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Casebook

by Richard Whittington-Egan

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Overview


For more than 100 years, police and Ripperologists have tried in vain to put a name to the faceless silent killer. In 1975, Richard Whittington-Egan published A Casebook on Jack the Ripper, now eagerly sought but long out of print and only obtainable at mammoth prices, in which he documented the history, the crimes, the investigations, the investigators, and added his new discoveries. Now, in a completely revised and very considerably enlarged edition of the 1975 Casebook, he has taken a new look, from a longer perspective, at the theories and the personages who advanced them, from the time of the murders up to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445686547
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 496,291
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


Richard Whittington-Egan spent 30 years as a journalist and has been pursuing the study of Jack the Ripper for longer than anyone else alive. He has reviewed books for the Times, New York Times, and London Evening Standard among others.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8

Prologue 10

Part 1 The Seeding of the Killing Field: The Murders of 1888 21

1 Genesis of a Panic 22

2 The Shaping of Jack the Ripper 36

3 The Men on the Killing Ground 44

4 The Medicine Men of the East 53

5 The Early Scribes 71

6 Hardback Pioneers 79

Part 2 The Terrible Harvester: The Proposed Identities of Jack the Ripper 89

7 Jack the Wig: Montague John Druitt 90

8 Jack the Witness: George Hutchinson 93

9 Royal Jack: The Duke of Clarence 95

10 Jack and Jill the Ripper: The Midwife 98

11 Jack the Cricketer: Montague John Druitt 104

12 Jack the Poet: James Kenneth Stephen 111

13 Jack the Mage: Roslyn Donston Stephenson 113

14 Jack the Poisoner: Dr Thomas Neill Cream 131

15 Jack the Prince: Prince Albert Victor 135

16 The Legal Ripper: Montague John Druitt 139

17 The Binomial Ripper: Kosminski or Cohen 141

18 The Dundonian Ripper: William Bury 148

19 Jack the Artist: Walter Sickert 150

20 Joe the Ripper: Joe Barnett 153

21 Jack the Two-Backed Beast: Prince Albert Victor and James Kenneth Stephen 156

22 Tom the Ripper: Thomas Cutbush 168

23 Robert the Ripper: Robert Donston Stephenson 172

24 Jack the Jew 176

25 American Jack: Dr Francis Tumblety 179

26 Looking-Glass Jack: Lewis Carroll 189

27 The Reverend Jack: Reverend John Moses Eppstein 192

28 Jack the Ghost 195

29 George the Ripper: George Hutchinson 200

30 Never-Was Jack 210

31 Jack the Medic: Sir William Gull 213

32 Jack the Cobbler: Edward Buchan 217

33 Jack the Chiseller: James Kelly 219

34 Jack the Gynaecologist 230

Part 3 Points of View: The Historical Backdrop Interpreted 233

35 The Socio-Politic View 234

36 The Sexo-Psychological View 239

37 The Pathologist's View 248

38 The Historian's View 277

39 The Policeman's View 281

40 The Fictive Detectives' VIEW 289

Part 4 The First Century: The Centenary of the Whitechapel Murders 295

41 The Bloody Centenary 296

42 The Hundred Years' War of Words 298

43 Centennial Spawnings 309

Part 5 The Great Hoax: The Diary of Jack the Ripper 315

44 The Diary of a Diary 316

45 The Diarist 344

Part 6 Dreads and Drolls: A Meaningful Miscellany 375

46 The Knight's Tale 376

47 The Ninth Decade 389

48 The Buff Envelope 390

49 Jack and the Feminists 393

50 The Ripper Profiled 397

51 Mr Lusk's Renal Postbag 400

52 Pictures of the Dead 410

53 A Victimology 414

54 A Child's Guide to Ripperland 420

55 Ostrog Unmasked 423

56 Launching Ripperana and Floating the Ripperologist 426

57 Palmer's Index 430

58 A Ripperish Who's Who 433

59 Trow's Plight 435

60 Parlour Games 447

61 Jack's Baedekers 456

62 Jack in the Belfry 458

63 Jack's Enchiridion 463

Epicedium 467

Appendix A Stephen Knight: A Memorial 470

Appendix B Ripperature: The Literature about Jack the Ripper 476

Notes 482

Bibliography 499

Index 503

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