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The Big Book of Jack the Ripper

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Oct 04, 2016 | 864 Pages
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Advance Praise for Otto Penzler and The Big Book of Jack the Ripper

“A monumental collection. . . . [Penzler] leaves no stone unturned.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Ambitious [and] comprehensive. . . . As with previous Big Books, Penzler’s dogged research has enabled him to include undeservedly obscure stories. . . . High-quality tales original to this volume, from such 21st-century masters as Daniel Stashower, Lyndsay Faye, and Jeffery Deaver, are another bonus.” —Publishers Weekly 
“If there’s some star around which the mystery world orbits, it might well be Otto Penzler, who is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on the genre.” —Los Angeles Review of Books
“Readers familiar with Penzler. . . . want to be him when they grow up. . . . He’s a fantastic judge of what his readers want.” —The Seattle Times

“When Mr. Penzler speaks, the mystery world listens.” —The Wall Street Journal

Table Of Contents

Introduction by Otto Penzler


Victims in the Night
David Abrahamsen

The Jack the Ripper Murders

Key Texts
Witness Statements
Autopsy Reports
The “Ripper Letters”
Maxim Jakubowski and Nathan Braund, eds.

London’s Ghastly Mystery

The East End Murders: Detailed Lessons

Blood Money to Whitechapel
George Bernard Shaw

Who Was Jack the Ripper?
Peter Underwood  

Mystery Solved!

“Frenchy”—Ameer Ben Ali
Edwin M. Borchard

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick
Stephen Hunter

Copy Murders and Others
Robin Odell


In the Fourth Ward
Theodora Benson

Anne Perry

Spring-Fingered Jack
Susan Casper

The Uncertain Heiress
Isak Dinesen

Tim Sullivan

A Kind of Madness
Anthony Boucher

The Sparrow and the Lark
Lyndsay Faye

The Decorator
Boris Akunin

Guardian Angel
Gwendolyn Frame  

In the Slaughteryard

The Lodger (short story)
Marie Belloc Lowndes

The Lodger (novel)
Marie Belloc Lowndes

The Sins of the Fathers
Scott Baker

Don’t Fear the Ripper
Holly West

The Mysterious Card Unveiled
Cleveland Moffett

Jack Be Quick
Barbara Paul

A Matter of Blood
Jeffery Deaver

A Study in Terror
Ellery Queen


G.I. Jack
Loren D. Estleman

The Legacy
R. L. Stevens

Jack’s Little Friend
Ramsey Campbell

The Stripper
H. H. Holmes

The Ripper Experience
Daniel Stashower

The Treasure of Jack the Ripper
Edward D. Hoch

The Hands of Mr. Ottermole
Thomas Burke


Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper
Robert Bloch

A Toy for Juliette
Robert Bloch

The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World
Harlan Ellison

Gentleman of the Shade
Harry Turtledove

The Adventure of the Grinder’s Whistle
Howard Waldrop

Ray Russell

The Demon Spell
Hume Nisbet

My Shadow is the Fog
Charles L. Grant

By Flower and Dean Street
Patrice Chaplin

The Final Stone
William F. Nolan  

The Gatecrasher
R. Chetwynd-Hayes

A Punishment to Fit the Crimes
Richard A. Gordon

From Hell Again
Gregory Frost

An Awareness of Angels
Karl Edward Wagner

A Most Unusual Murder
Robert Bloch

Jack the Ripper in Hell
Stephen Hunter

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