The murders, the arrest, the trial. First world publication of the full story.
David Yallop is the investigative writer whose previous books, including the bestselling To Encourage the Others and Beyond Reasonable Doubt?, have solved four murder mysteries. In this, his new book, he turns to the most infamous murderer in the world today - the Yorkshire Ripper.
This is the story of a man who killed his women victims with grotesque cruelty. Who eluded one of the greatest hunts in history. And it is the story of the numbing fear that gripped northern England where, if you were a woman, you might suddenly die a violent and obscene death.
Following two years intensive research with police officers, the victims' relatives, pathologists, prostitutes and many others, David Yallop has produced an investigative account of murder that captures in full the evil reality of the man they called the Yorkshire Ripper. And, most remarkable of all, he identified before the arrest where the solution to the murders lay.