Four American women dead at the hands of a prime suspect in the Jack the Ripper case....
|Title||:||The American Murders of Jack the Ripper: Tantalizing Evidence of the Gruesome American Interlude of the Prime Ripper Suspect|
|Publisher||:||Lyons Press 1st edition May 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||891 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The American Murders of Jack the Ripper: Tantalizing Evidence of the Gruesome American Interlude of the Prime Ripper Suspect Reviews
Jack the Ripper stands as an iconic bogeyman. The unsolved nature of the Whitechapel murders of the late 19th Century has helped populate libraries with a seemingly endless series of imaginative journeys into the heart of darkness. If you are interested on a book that takes you away from the foggy courtyards and alleys of London, this is a book you might wish to consider. R. Michael Gordon pulls together evidence that that ripper might have traveled to the United States during his hiatus in London. There are plenty of interesting clues/coincidences and the book is fascinating reading. It is downright disturbing to think that Jack might have taken his show on the road. I recommend it for those interest in unsolved crimes and Jack the Ripper. It is a good read.
Although it is confirmed that Chapman was a serial killer, his crimes differed too much from the savage Jack the Ripper crimes, much less the Thames Torso Killer's, and even the American murders, which may or may not have been done by a serial killer, that i am sure was not the London Ripper or the Torso killer, but if you like reading about this subject, or on unsolved possible serial killings in early America than this is a great book for you, but if you are looking for a serious Ripper suspect, than you might want a different title, but it is well written & does provide some photos, i also think the writer had the best of intentions when writing this book, as he devotes his book to the victims, something i personally liked. But could Chapman be the Ripper, ofcoarse, but so could Francis Tumblety, James Kelly, Carl Feigenbaum, Kosminski, Walter Sickertt, sir William Gull, Dr. Neil Thomas Cream & even Prince Eddy and the Elephant Man were around the area at the time, so we may never know.
I have read a lot worse. five stars? no. one star? no. solid three star book. I gave it five to avg. out at three, because I didn't think the prior review should have given a one. I loved his first book Alias Jack the Ripper. This is the third book, and I consider Chapman as the possible Ripper in the U.K. As for the U.S.A. it's a big stretch. However, not impossible, because as other books site, and newspaper articles, and police files Chapman was in fact in the New York area during at least part of this time..... It cannot be disproved like some suspects we know they were in prison at the time and so on. It is also a fact that around this time 'The Yard' sent an investigator from the U.K. to the U.S.A ......... The crimes are gone into great detail and here is the strong point of the book. Of course there is very little to connect Chapman to these murders in New York, and New Jersey. However, if you enjoyed his first book, and consider Chapman a Ripper Suspect...... I'd suggest for you to get this book..... You will enjoy. If your after a good solid case, I'm sorry the evidence just isn't enough to convict..
This author is a bit obsessed with his "Severin Klosowski is Jack the Ripper" theory. In this book, as in all his others, he treats his theory as fact, cites his own previous books as authorities without mentioning their authorship, and tries to pin a number of very different murders in America on Klosowski/Jack. Only one was a Ripper-style murder, a prostitute who was strangled, her throat cut, her abdomen mutilated. One woman was shot. One elderly woman was stabbed to death when she surprised a burglar at her home. Gordon also includes several British murders which are by no means certain Ripper crimes -- in fact, some of them were most definitely NOT.
This book is a follow up to Mr Gordon's first 'Ripper' book titled