Jack the Ripper – a person known but unknown. A person of almost mythical stature who stills haunts us today. Many authors have postulated his identity but have failed to explain the terrible motive behind his hideous murders – that is until now. ‘Jack the Ripper: A Confession’ is the chilling account on why the murders occurred and why they ceased so abruptly. It also reveals the identity of the man, known as Jack the Ripper, who, towards the end of the nineteenth century, held the entire district of Whitechapel, London, England, in a grip of unparalleled terror.
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Unlike other Spitalfields whores, Mary Jane Kelly is young, attractive, impetuous, flirtatious and reckless. Plummeting from a Knightsbridge bordello to a foul East London brothel, Kelly habitually seeks the security of men who will shield her from destitution.
Two men, one of the Victorian privileged class, the other raised in abject poverty, become increasingly obsessed with the Limerick prostitute. Born into a hypocritical society, one of the men desires to see Kelly dead, the other, infatuated with her, begins to plot ritual murder to gain her love.
Candidly explicit, A Confession exposes the degenerate underbelly of Victorian England where, towards the end of the nineteenth century, a young frivolous prostitute unwittingly provoked a series of terrible murders that eventually drove the inhabitants of her impoverished neighbourhood to the brink of panic.
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