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Jack the Ripper (fl. 1888-1889) was a famous serial killer of nineteenth century London. He has never been positively identified. See also: Serial Killers

On the Internet, search for "Famous crimes"; "Nineteenth Century"

In Library of Congress classification, see : Jack, the Ripper



Abrahamsen, David, Murder & Madness; The Secret Life of Jack the Ripper (1992).

Cullen, Tom A., When London Walked in Terror (1965).

Deacon, Richard, The Identity of Jack the Ripper (1970).

Evans, Stewart P., The Lodger: The Arrest and Escape of Jack the Ripper (1995).

Fairclough, Melvyn, The Ripper & the Royals (1991).

Farson, Daniel, Jack the Ripper (1972).

Harris, Melvin, Jack the Ripper: The Bloody Truth (1987).

Rumblelow, Donald, The Complete Jack the Ripper (1975).

Tully, James, Prisoner 1167: The Madman Who Was Jack the Ripper (1997).

Wilson, Colin, and Robin Odell, Jack the Ripper: Summing Up and Verdict (1987).

In Fiction, Film, and the Arts


Gordon, Richard, Jack the Ripper (1980).

Laymon, Richard, Savage: From Whitechapel to the Wild West on the Track of Jack the Ripper (1993).

West, Paul, The Women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper (1991).

West, Pamela Elizabeth, Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1987).

Movies Featuring Jack the Ripper

  • The Bridge Across Time (TV Movie, 1985)

  • The Diary of Jack the Ripper (New Line Cinema)
  • Der Dirnenmoerder von London (1976)

  • Hands of the Ripper (1971)

  • The Incredible Invasion (1968)

  • Jack el destripador de Londres (1971) (also called Jack the Mangler of London; Jack the Ripper; Jack the Ripper of London; Sette cadaveri per Scotland Yard)

  • Jack the Ripper (1959)

  • Jack the Ripper (1974)(TV Miniseries)

  • Jack the Ripper (TV Movie 1988)

  • Jack the Ripper: An A&E Biography (A&E Video, 1998?)
  • A Knife For the Ladies (1974)(also called Jack the Ripper Goes West; Silent Sentence)

  • The Lodger (1932)

  • The Lodger (1944)

  • Man in the Attic (1954)

  • The Ripper (1985)

  • Ripper (1996)

  • The Ripper (TV Movie 1997)

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  The Ripper has also lent his name to a band and a computer virus.

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