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 Post subject: Portrait of a Killer
PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:40 pm 
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i'm reading portrait of a killer by patricia cornwell. according to cornwell she has the jack the ripper case all figured out. it is a great book and she makes a lot of connections that really make sense. is this guy really jack the ripper? anyone else ever read this book? she might make a great guest on coast.


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 Post subject: Re: Portrait of a Killer
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:04 am 
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Of 609 reviews at amazon, 212 gave it 1 out of 5 stars. 82 gave it five stars.


http://www.casebook.org

is a pretty good web site to learn more about the Ripper and a bunch of the candidates.


sickert ranks third among the candidates at that web site, behind
1) James Maybrick
2) Francis Tumblety.

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 Post subject: Re: Portrait of a Killer
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:37 am 
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I read it a long time ago, I remember thinking it was good, but not "case closed". I came across this Ripper book at the used bookstore today, didn't buy it but I might go back and get it.

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 Post subject: Re: Portrait of a Killer
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I read it a number of years ago. I agree with Area 51. She makes some intriguing analysis, but does not close the case imo.

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 Post subject: Re: Portrait of a Killer
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I haven't read it yet, but I remember when it first came out I saw a documentary or something where she laid out her whole scenario and it seemed compelling.

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 Post subject: Re: Portrait of a Killer
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it is compelling but i agree with afeent1 and area51 she does not close the case.


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