A new anthology from Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler, centered around the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper.
Of all the real-life serial killers whose gruesome deeds have splashed across headlines throughout human history, few have reached the near-mythical status of Jack the Ripper. Terrorizing the world with a rash of violent murders in London s East End in the fall of 1888, Saucy Jack seemed to vanish just as quickly, leaving future generations to speculate upon the Ripper's identity and whereabouts and living on in some of the most spectacularly unnerving fiction and nonfiction ever written. Collected here, for the first time ever, are 41 tales featuring the infamous slasher, from classics by Marie Belloc-Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen to never-before-seen stories by contemporary masters Jeffery Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more. Also featured in this volume are essential true-crime artifacts of Jack the Ripper lore, including genuine witness statements, autopsy reports, contemporary news articles, and astonishing theories from the world s foremost Ripperologists as is only proper for a case that is truly as chilling as fiction
What did I think of it:
Ok so a lot of you might think why would I give this book 5 when its about Jack The Ripper, will that one of the reason right there, another is I love reading any thing that deal with Jack The Ripper, and this book differently does have a lot of stuff on him, I love how you get to read about him and then there are chapters where the case itself is broken down step by step and you get to see how the cases was handed, this is a case that may never be solved , but it still has a way of catching your eye , each author in this book has a different way of presenting what they wrote about Jack the Ripper . Its a must have book to add to your library if your into Jack the Ripper. Why is it a must to have , it has both faction and fiction accounts in it, the first part of the book is the part where you find the non fiction part which includes:"The True Story" and is a collection of information. There are articles, interviews, and testimony by doctors and detectives and witnesses from the time of the murders. There are autopsy reports and copies of Jack the Ripper's letters. More contemporary articles - many in-depth - about the identity of the Ripper are in this section as well. While the second part is the fiction . So go check it out for yourself, with that said I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion and review and that these are 100 % my own thoughts to what is truly a great book