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Title The big book of Jack the Ripper / edited and with an introduction by Otto Penzler.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M BIG    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction, Mystery    M BIG    Available
Description xv, 848 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series Vintage crime/Black Lizard
Vintage crime/Black Lizard.
Note Subtitle on cover: The most complete compendium of Ripper stories ever assembled.
Two columns to the page.
Summary "A new anthology from Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler, centered around the historical enigma whose name has become synonymous with fear: Jack the Ripper. A VINTAGE CRIME/BLACK LIZARD ORIGINAL. Of all the real-life serial killers whose gruesome deeds have splashed across headlines throughout human history, few have reached the near-mythical status of Jack the Ripper. Terrorizing the world with a rash of violent murders in London's East End in the fall of 1888, Saucy Jack seemed to vanish just as quickly, leaving future generations to speculate upon his identity and whereabouts--and living on in some of the most spectacularly unnerving fiction ever written. Collected here, for the first time ever, are forty-one tales featuring the infamous slasher, from classics by Marie Belloc-Lowndes, Robert Bloch, and Ellery Queen to never-before-seen stories by contemporary masters Jeffery Deaver, Loren D. Estleman, Lyndsay Faye, and many more. Also featured in this volume are essential true-crime artifacts of Jack the Ripper lore, including genuine witness statements, autopsy reports, contemporary news articles, and astonishing theories from the world's foremost Ripperologists--as is only proper for a case that is truly as chilling as fiction"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The true story: Victims in the night / David Abrahamsen -- The Jack the Ripper murders / Anonymous -- Key texts. Witness statements ; Autopsy reports ; The "Ripper letters" / Maxim Jakubowski and Nathan Braund, eds. -- London's ghastly mystery / Anonymous -- The East End murders : detailed lessons / Anonymous -- Blood money to Whitechapel / George Bernard Shaw -- Who was Jack the Ripper? / Peter Underwood -- Mystery solved! / Anonymous -- "Frenchy"--Amir Ben Ali / Edwin M. Borchard -- Jack be nimble, Jack be quick / Stephen Hunter -- Copy murders and others / Robin Odell.
Mystery, crime, suspense--stories: In the Fourth Ward / Theodora Benson -- Jack / Anne Perry -- Spring-fingered Jack / Susan Casper -- The uncertain heiress / Isak Dinesen -- Knucklebones / 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 / Anonymous -- 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.
Red Jack--an inspiration: 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.
Saucy Jack--timeless: 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 -- Sagittarius / 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.
Subject Jack, the Ripper -- Fiction.
Jack, the Ripper.
Serial murderers -- Fiction.
East End (London, England) -- Fiction.
London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Historical fiction, American.
Serial murders -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Whitechapel (London, England) -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
True crime stories.
Added Author Penzler, Otto, editor.
Added Title Jack the Ripper
ISBN 9781101971130 (paperback)
1101971134 (paperback)

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