Ripper

Ripper

The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

by Patricia Cornwell

Hardback Publication Date: 03/03/2017

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A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller.

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing expose of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder--and the police force that failed to solve it.

Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art--as well as extensive evidence--points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected never-before-seen archival material--including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause--and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny.

Incorporating material from Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed, this new edition has been revised and expanded to include eight new chapters.

ISBN:
9781503936874
9781503936874
Category:
True crime
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
03-03-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Amazon Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
570
Dimensions (mm):
235x159x36mm
Weight:
1.07kg
Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is recognized as one of the world's top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries.

Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity, and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure prize. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Patricia has written fiction and non-fiction, including a definitive book about Jack the Ripper.

A licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, Cornwell actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work. She was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, NC, and now lives and works in Boston.

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