Best Book on Jack the Ripper
Naming Jack the Ripper: The biggest Forensic Breakthrough since 1888.
Bringing together ground-breaking forensic discoveries – including vital DNA evidence – and gripping historical detective work, Naming Jack the Ripper constructs the first truly convincing case for identifying the world’s most notorious serial killer.
In 2007, businessman Russell Edwards bought a shawl believed to have been left beside the body of the fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes. He knew that, if genuine, the shawl would be the only piece of crime scene evidence still in existence. It was the start of an extraordinary seven-year quest for Russell as he sought to authenticate the shawl and learn its secrets. He had no idea that this journey would take him so far.
After undergoing extensive forensic testing by one of the country’s top scientists, the shawl was not only shown to be genuine, and stained with Catherine Eddowes’ blood, but in a massive breakthrough the killer’s DNA was also discovered – DNA that would allow Russell to finally put a name to Jack the Ripper . . .
***** Ripping good read. Forensic detail I found fascinating . I for one think he has found the truth. I have recommended this book already to loads of people. Brilliant.
***** A great insight into this ever fascinating story which seems to be finally solved. Despite the gruesome subject matter, this is a page turning read which I really enjoyed.