In the chilly summer of 1888, the city of London was introduced to an innovation in evil. A brutal series of prostitute murders cast the city into a frenzy of fear and suspicion, pushing it to the brink of ethnic strife not seen in centuries. Jack the Ripper had arrived. "'The Passion of the Ripper' is a different kind of Ripper story: not a whodunit, but an unflinching exploration of the killer, his city, and his times. It tells this well-known story from the inside out, from the points of view of the cops, his final victim, and the man who--years later--became the case's prime suspect. Contrary to legend, Jack's career didn't end with his last mutilation. After chasing a phantom for years, will Scotland Yard see Jack's handiwork in a series of seemingly unrelated murders? Will the world's most notorious serial killer be brought to justice at last?
Praise for this book
"A disturbing, engrossing tale. Nicastro takes you to hell and back with the larger than life mystery--and the man--behind the name Jack the Ripper." - Douglas Clegg
Used availability for Nicholas Nicastro's The Passion of the Ripper
June 2010 : USA Paperback
June 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition