I, Ripper

I, Ripper

A Novel

Book - 2015
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In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London's seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill--he ripped with a butcher's glee--and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught. I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack's personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman's blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines. Dripping with intrigue, atmosphere, and diabolical twists, this is a magnificent psychological thriller from perennial New York Times bestseller Stephen Hunter, who the San Francisco Examiner calls "one of the best storytellers of his generation."--Dust jacket.
"I, Ripper is a vivid reimaging of Jack's personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2015
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476764856
1476764859
1476764867
9781476764863
9781476764870
Branch Call Number: M HUNTER STEPHEN
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 25 cm

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dannnn
Dec 30, 2015

I kept expecting the "nailer" to show up and blow Jack to hell.

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glenna14
Aug 06, 2015

Too grotesqueness for my liking. The description of Jack slicing his victims was plenty detailed. I thought it would be based on the detectives work and their thoughts. Guess I should have taken the title literally.

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ZoeWilliams1
Jul 31, 2015

This is a new interesting take on Jack the Ripper.

Between the chilling narrative and often times grotesque description this thriller will keep you engrossed through twists and turns till the last page.

Great read and well written.

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mab45
Jul 07, 2015

I find most of Hunter's books to fall into the very good to excellent range. This novel, while displaying the author's excellent writing style, was a major disappointment. Could not have been more bored. Do not waste your time

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gtct
Jun 27, 2015

Not that he didn't do a good job ... but I still prefer his Swagger novels.

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