I, Ripper

I, Ripper

A Novel

Book - 2016
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In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper slaughtered five prostitutes in London's seamy Whitechapel District. He did not just kill--he ripped with a butcher's glee--and then, after the particularly gruesome slaying of Mary Jane Kelly, he disappeared. For 127 years, Jack has haunted the dark corners of our imagination, the paradigm of the psychotic killer. We remember him not only for his crimes, but because, despite one of the biggest dragnets in London history, he was never caught. I, Ripper is a vivid reimagining of Jack's personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and at last, stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman's blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2016, c2015.
ISBN: 9781476764863
Characteristics: 402 pages ; 20 cm


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Feb 23, 2018

A little too graphic for my tastes. Not sure why Hunter needed to get into such minute and gory detail. He's a good enough writer that he could have toned down the murder scenes, and still conveyed the gruesome nature of the deed. Gave up on the book at the second murder scene.

Dec 30, 2015

I kept expecting the "nailer" to show up and blow Jack to hell.

Aug 06, 2015

Too grotesqueness for my liking. The description of Jack slicing his victims was plenty detailed. I thought it would be based on the detectives work and their thoughts. Guess I should have taken the title literally.

Jul 31, 2015

This is a new interesting take on Jack the Ripper.

Between the chilling narrative and often times grotesque description this thriller will keep you engrossed through twists and turns till the last page.

Great read and well written.

Jul 07, 2015

I find most of Hunter's books to fall into the very good to excellent range. This novel, while displaying the author's excellent writing style, was a major disappointment. Could not have been more bored. Do not waste your time

Jun 27, 2015

Not that he didn't do a good job ... but I still prefer his Swagger novels.

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