The Jack the Ripper Suspects

Persons Cited by Investigators and Theorists

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About the Book

The legendary Jack the Ripper murdered as many as ten women between the years of 1887 and 1891 in the East End of London. The debate over his true identity has never been resolved. This unbiased history of the various suspects, including two women, will give any reader a grounding on which to make an informed decision on the identity. Suspects include influential artist Walter Sickert, children’s author Lewis Carroll, Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill (father of Winston Churchill), and others ranging from doctors and politicians to wandering lunatics.
The encyclopedic entries provide such features as major events and other biographical data in a suspect’s life, a complete case chronology for particular suspects, and an analysis of the theories. The entries describe the research and reasons that have contributed to the suspect’s positive or negative candidacy as a viable suspect. Within these pages may lie the true Jack the Ripper—the author places all the available facts before the reader.

About the Author(s)

Author and screenwriter Stan Russo lives in Mount Vernon, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Stan Russo
Foreword by Christopher-Michael DiGrazia
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 190
Bibliographic Info: bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6624-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1066-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Foreword by Christopher-Michael DiGrazia      1

Preface      5

Introduction      7

Frederico Albericci      11

Albert Victor Christian Edward of Saxe-Coburg, Duke of Clarence      12

Robert Anderson      20

Thomas Barnardo      22

Daniel Barnett      23

Joseph Barnett      25

Edward Buchan      32

William Henry Bury      33

Lewis Carroll      36

Dr. Frederick R. Chapman      38

Frederick Nicholas Charrington      39

George Charles Spencer Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough      41

Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill      42

David Cohen      44

Claude Conder      46

John Courtenay      48

Dr. Thomas Neill Cream      49

Thomas Hayne Cutbush      50

Dr. Morgan Davies      52

Frederick Bailey Deeming      53

Ernest Dowson      55

Montague John Druitt      57

Frank Edwards      71

Henry James Fitzroy, Earl of Euston      72

Joseph Fleming      73

Fogelma, the Norwegian sailor      74

John George Gibson      75

George Robert Gissing      77

William Grant Grainger      79

Dr. William Gull      80

Dr. John Hewitt      84

George Hutchinson      85

“Jill the Ripper”      88

Nathan Kaminsky      89

James Kelly      90

Severin Klosowski      93

Vassily Konovalov      97

Aaron Kosminski      101

Leopold II (Louis Phillippe Marie Victor), King of Belgium      107

Alonzo Maduro      108

James Maybrick      109

John McCarthy      115

“Dr. Merchant”      117

Frank Miles      118

Morford      119

“Mr. Moring”      120

John Netley      120

Mikhael Ostrog      122

Dr. Alexander Pedachenko      125

Portuguese Cattlemen      128

Oswald Puckridge      129

Francis Charles Hastings Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford      130

George William Francis Sackville Russell, 10th Duke of Bedford      131

Dr. Jon William Sanders      131

John William Smith Sanders      132

Walter Sickert      133

Clarence Simm      140

G. Wentworth Bell Smith      141

Henry Arthur George Somerset      142

“Dr. Stanley”      143

James Kenneth Stephen      144

Robert Donston Stephenson      151

Algernon Charles Swinburne      158

Alois Szemeredy      159

Olga Tchkersoff      161

Dr. William E. Thomas      161

Francis Thompson      162

Francis Tumblety      164

Charles Warren      169

Nicolai Wassili      173

Dr. William Wynn Wescott      174

Index      177

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent”—Ripperologist; “very much up-to-date…fresh and informative…helpful mini-bibliography is offered at the end of each suspect review…Russo is not shy…commendable…a very enjoyable read…quite useful”—Casebook: Jack the Ripper.