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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert | Patricia Cornwell
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."
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jessinikkip
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Mehso-so

This book can be summarized by one of the authors most common phrases - Theres no proof it happened, but theres no proof it didnt.

Full review on my blog : https://infinitepagesbookreviews.wordpress.com/2018/09/20/review-ripper-by-patri...

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jessinikkip
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It is recycled as indisputable that he struck five times out of no where and vanished three months after he started... He left far more victims in his wake than just the "canonical five".

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Anneluthien
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Pickpick

I gave this book a higher rating because of the fantastic job Patricia Cornwell did with her writing and extensive research. However, I should never read books about serial killers... Real life is terrifying...

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Although for me the jury is still out on the case presented by the author, this is a much better book than the first one. Cornwell does introduce some interesting evidence but most of it is circumstantial. Barring a miracle, we likely will never know the truth. Rating: 3.5/5

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What a great way to start the day! 🎉#giveaway #goodreads #tbr

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Reggie I used to love Patricia Cornwell and her Kay Scarpetta series. The tone was so dark and sad and you wondered if Kay, Lucy, and Marino would ever be happy. But then she wrote that book where she switches from first person to third and brings back the dead guy from 2 or 3 books ago. I gave her up after that book. It was like a completely different author wrote it. Here's hoping this one is good for you!!!! 2y
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Books_Wine_Repeat @Reggie Thanks! This will be my first Cornwell. Sounds dark and suspenseful. I'll let you know! 2y
JoeStalksBeck I bought a few of hers at the book sale because I'd never read her and thought I'd give her a read:) 2y
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