Friday, January 20, 2012

Jack the Ripper Update

Jack the Ripper ‘Autobiography’ Hits Shelves: Written in the 1920s and rediscovered in 2008, a first-person account of what may be the most legendary cold case in history was published today as “The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper.” Its author, whose identity remains a mystery, presents himself as the eponymous serial killer who butchered at least five women in London’s Whitechapel district during the fall of 1888. Has “James Carnac”—who dedicated his manuscript to “the retired members of the Metropolitan Police Force in spite of whose energy and efficiency I have lived to write this book"—finally confessed to his crimes?

1 comment:

Kelly Robinson said...

“Whoever wrote the manuscript had knowledge that does not appear to be derived from newspapers or other publications at the time it was written.” But it's knowledge that's available now. I call modern forgery.