The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories

The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper StoriesMaxim Jakubowski, Together With Nathan Braund, Edited The BestsellingMammoth Book Of Jack The Ripper , Which Has Reprinted Several Times And Was Reissued In In A Revised And Expanded EditionThe Book Focused On The Countless Theories That Have Been Put Forward With Regard To The Identity Of The Notorious Victorian Serial Killer And Offered An Extensive Page Section Presenting All The Known Facts In The Case It Included Essays Written By The Most Famous, Often Controversial Ripperologists Putting Forward Their Own Theories It Remains One Of The Few Titles To Offer A Series Of Alternative Solutions To Jack The Ripper S Identity And The Truth Behind The Whitechapel Murders But How Many New Theories And Identities Can Researchers Come Up With In This Wonderful Collection Of Brand New Stories, Jakubowski Has Compiled An Extraordinary Array Of Explorations Into The Identity Of Jack The Ripper This Time Unabashedly Fictional, Unrestrained By History And The Known FactsContributors Include Carol Anne Davis, Martin Edwards, Peter Guttridge, Barbara Nadel Alvaro Zinos Amaro And Sally Spedding Jack The Ripper Has Appeared In A Number Of Novels, As The Lead Character In Some, Beginning With Marie Belloc Lowndes S The Lodger , Filmed By Hitchcock Authors As Diverse As Michael Dibdin, Lindsay Faye, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Fredric Brown, Ramsey Campbell And Colin Wilson Have All Used Poetic Licence To Revive The Notorious KillerThe Varied Stories In This Fantastic New Collection Continue This Tradition With Many Possible Identities Put Forward, Some Already Suggested By Historians, Others Speculative, Including Famous Names From History And Fiction Even Sherlock Holmes Is On The Case

Maxim Jakubowski is a crime, erotic, and science fiction writer and critic.Jakubowski was born in England by Russian British and Polish parents, but raised in France Jakubowski has also lived in Italy and has travelled extensively Jakubowski edited the science fiction anthology Twenty Houses of the Zodiac in 1979 for the 37th World Science Fiction Convention Seacon 79 in Brighton He also con

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  • 21 March 2018

10 thoughts on “The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories

  1. says:

    As a long time fan of the Ripper mythology I was keen to get my hands on this one, and wasn t disappointed A huge range of tales on the Ripper and his her impact on society Naturally in a book of so many stories, there were a few that didn t grab me, but many many that did.First of I want to give a shout out to two of my friends in the Australian horror field who made the cut Stephen Dedman and Brett McBean well done chaps Stephen s tale, Oh Have You Seen the Devil reflects on the theme of Liz Stride s de facto, Michael Kidney, being her actual killer on the night of the double event, a factor the Ripper himself makes clear to Kidney he is well aware of Brett s story, A Child of the Darkness , is wonderfully inventive in presenting perhaps the one person who benefits from the Ripper s bloody deeds.Several other tales I really enjoyed include Josh Reynolds A Mote of Black Memory , where two spiritualists conjure up old Jack only to find that his spirit is ingrained in the very brickwork of the East End Terry Davis and Patrick Jones Ripper Familias has JtR released from Bedlam and bundled onto the Titanic on its maiden and only voyage Martin Gately s The Robuck Cabal posits Dr Rees Llewellyn as the Ripper fingering an innocent for the crimes 20 years hence and getting a great sexual charge when his colleagues fall for the ruse and murder the unfortunate dupe and all of his family Finally, Nicky Peacock s Madame X is one of the bizarre and sexually charged tales in the collection Certainly one of the most sexually explicit and beautifully crafted Invoking a bit of magical realism into the mythology.Overall there are lots of great stories in this collection, and I am sure any keen student of Ripperology and quality horror literature will enjoy it immensely, perhaps almost as much as Saucy Jacky enjoyed carving up his poor victims.

  2. says:

    Everyone has their favorite Jack the Ripper theory or suspect The odds are, we will NEVER know definitively who was responsible That said, This book is full of fictional stories based on various old and new theories as well as just plain imagination It will get us no closer to solving the crimes, but it does give us enjoyable reads of various possibilities Some of my favorites from the book were His Last Victim by KG Anderson, It s All in the Genes by Cara Cooper, Bluebeard s Wife by Catherine Lundoff and Autumn of Terror by CL Raven.

  3. says:

    The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories really is mammoth With nearly forty stories about the mysterious serial killer, this book had it s ups and downs Some stories were interesting and but frustratingly short, which is probably why I hardly ever read short story collections Some stories were down right boring, and I have to admit, I skipped a few of them after only a few sentences Notable mentions include Bertie by Barbara Nadel, which immerses you in the 1800 s and The Ripper Legacy by John Moralee, which is a modern retelling of the fear and trepidation the killer inspired Unfortunately, the bad stories outweighed the good, making this a below average read.

  4. says:

    The individual stories were simply too short and there wasn t anything for me to really sink my teeth into I enjoyed the first few and then lost interest after that.I found it very confusing that the same characters were mentioned in numerous stories but in different contexts I found this very confusing and ultimately off putting.

  5. says:

    An interesting mix of stories involving Jack the Ripper with some modern ones thrown in Some are better than others, but that is partly due to personal tastes I recommend for anyone wishing to read short stories with different takes on the Ripper and the victims.

  6. says:

    Like most story collections, this is a mixed bag I love the subject matter and some of the stories are super great Others less so But over all, it s a great collection I look forward to reading another collection of Jack the Ripper stories soon because I am a twisted individual.

  7. says:

    As the title says, the book is mammoth Forty stories about Jack the Ripper Some of them vaguely supernatural, and all downright creepy.Don t read alone in the dark.

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