Naming Jack the Ripper

Russell Edwards

02 July 2015
336 pages


Bringing together ground-breaking forensic discoveries – including vital DNA evidence – and gripping historical detective work, Naming Jack the Ripper constructs the first truly convincing case for identifying the world's most notorious serial killer.

In 2007, Russell Edwards, fuelled by fascination and determination, discovered a shawl – an unexpected key in the historical mystery of Jack the Ripper.

With an intriguing blend of forensic investigation and historical research, the book explores the gripping evidence, a blood-stained shawl, connected to the universally infamous criminal, Jack the Ripper.

Persistent and fearless, Edwards embarks on a captivating seven-year quest to authenticate the shawl and unearth its concealed truths. His search takes him deeper into the heart of one of history's most chilling real crime stories.

Tested meticulously by top forensic scientists, the shawl is not just proven to be genuine, but also revealing – it carries the blood of Catherine Eddowes, the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper.

In an earth-shattering revelation, the extracted DNA leads Edwards to the most elusive truth – the identity of the notorious Victorian serial killer, Jack the Ripper . . .