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Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed Book Review Summary

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This is a book about using science/facts to determine who Jack the Ripper was, therefore it's hard to really classify this book. It focuses on Walter Richard Sickert, a famous artist, and compares Sickert's life with Jack the Ripper's. There is a strong if unbreakable case for Sickert being the Ripper.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   criminal (killer) Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1800's

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   German Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally Ill

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France    -   Germany Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   sewers/subways Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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