Exposing Jack the Stripper: A Biography of the Worst Serial Killer You've Probably Never Heard Of

Absolute Crime
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Jack the Ripper may get all the fame, but his 1960s counterpart, Jack
the Stripper, will really send shivers down your spine. At least six
women, all prostitutes, were murdered at his hand--possibly more. Most
intriguing of all...he was never caught.

The crimes, though often
forgotten today, inspired the crime novel "Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell
Leicester Square," which Alfred Hitchcock turned into the 1972 movie,
"Frenzy."

Go inside the hunt for this brutal killer in this gripping short biography.
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Publisher
Absolute Crime
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Published on
Oct 10, 2013
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Pages
85
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
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The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.

Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt

“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.”   —Stephen King

For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

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