PORTRAIT OF A KILLER: JACK THE RIPPER CASE CLOSED by PATRICIA CORNWELL
The number-one New York Times-bestselling novelist Patricia
Cornwell is known the world over for her brilliant
storytelling, the courage of her characters, and the state-
of-the-art forensic methods they employ.
In this headline-making new work of nonfiction, Cornwell
turns her trademark skills for meticulous research and
scientific expertise on one of the most chilling cases of
serial murder in the history of crime-the slayings of Jack
the Ripper that terrorized 1880s London. With the masterful
intuition into the criminal mind that has informed her
novels, Cornwell digs deeper into the case than any
detective before her-and reveals the true identity of this
Enlisting the help of forensic experts, Cornwell examines
all the physical evidence available: thousands of documents
and reports, fingerprints, crime-scene photographs,
original etchings and paintings, items of clothing,
artists' paraphernalia, and traces of DNA. Her unavoidable
conclusion: Jack the Ripper was none other than a respected
painter of his day, an artist now collected by some of the
world's finest museums.
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