Ripperology is rife with books claiming to be an objective study, yet actually are just the platform for the author's pet theory about Jack's identity, carefully selecting the evidence to support it better.
This is where Sugden's book proves invaluable. No sensational "Jack finally identified!" claims here, but a careful, detailed look at the facts. To avoid repeating once more the factual errors and inventions that, with time, came to be considered as canonical, the author set out to re-examine most, if not all, surviving documents of the time, including recently resurfaced ones, and based his account on this factual evidence only. The resulting 500+ pages make up the best retelling of the Whitechapel murders to date, exhaustive and objective. A gem....Continua