The case of Jack the Ripper has at last been cracked by the one man most qualified to do so--a former murder squad detective. Marriott casts aside the rumors which have for so long dogged the most famous police case of all time. Revealing the techniques used by modern police, he leads us straight to the criminal world's best-kept secret: the identity of Jack the Ripper. He shows the tally of victims may be far higher than previously known and that the real killer is a completely new suspect with unique access to the area of the murders. For more than a hundred years, the Ripper has evaded capture, but this time his luck has finally run out.--From publisher description.
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There have been countless attempts to solve the brutal murders committed overÃÂ 100 years ago by Jack the Ripper, but this most famous of British criminal cases finally benefits from a clear, professional eye to analyze the evidence with all the benefits of modern investigative techniques. Former murder squad detective Trevor MarriottÃÂ considers a mystery that has enthralled millions. Casting aside the rumors, fantasies, and urban legends which have haunted this case for so long, he produces some startling results: whileÃÂ it has long been accepted that Jack the Ripper killed only five women, Marriot believes there were up to nine victims. Most astonishingly of all, a previously unconsidered suspect who alsoÃÂ committed murders in America and GermanyÃÂ has been firmly put in the frame. All previous theories are refutedÃÂ in what may possibly beÃÂ the final word on the Ripper murders.