Jack The Ripper Diary

I got an Amazon e-mail telling me about a price drop for a book I had shown interest in. I just wanted to pass it along incase anyone else is interested in the book. I believe it’s down to $8.99 now or around that. To go to the book click here. Below is some information about the book from Amazon.com.

From Library Journal
This controversial title, originally scheduled for publication by Warner Books and subsequently dropped, makes its American debut amid great speculation and skepticism. Is it real? Maybe, and then again maybe not. The diary’s alleged author is James Maybrick, a Liverpool cotton merchant who began his ghastly reign of terror as the infamous Ripper after discovering that his wife was unfaithful. The volume is divided into three sections: a lengthy explanation of the case that tries desperately to convince the reader of both Maybrick’s guilt and the diary’s genuine pedigree; photographs of the original handwritten entries and a typed transcript of the diary’s text; and a critical report on the dating of the diary by document specialist Kenneth Rendell, which is rebutted by the diary’s British publisher, Robert Smith. Before releasing the volume, Smith consulted several psychologists, forensic experts, and noted “Ripperologists,” several of whom agree the diary could be authentic. Many of the supposed clues clinching Maybrick’s guilt, however, are as flimsy and ambiguous as those of the “Paul is dead” craze of 1968. True or false, this chilling read is still worth purchasing.
– Michael Rogers, “Library Journal”
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.


~ by B on September 16, 2006.

4 Responses to “Jack The Ripper Diary”

  1. Interesting…

    BTW, I haven’t forgotten you or the project. I am still trying to get some people. I’ll keep you posted… 🙂

  2. I also tend to like to read “controversial” books. I dont think there is anything weird about it, really its just an interest in something that his so hard to fathom that you want to read and hope you might find something there other than pure evil. I recently purchased “Sins of the Brother” about the Backpack killings and I find it intriguing.

    I mostly enjoy reading mystery suspense thrillers though.

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  3. I read the book. I enjoyed it, although it has been proven as fiction now. James Maybrick was not the Ripper……let the hunt continue!

  4. I don’t believe we will ever really know with certainty who the Ripper was. One of those mysteries of the ages … but thank you for the book recommendation, even if it proves to be fictional it sounds like a fun read on a cold Autumn night.

    Cheers from Toronto!

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