This book details the murders of Jack the Ripper into two separate series and explains how the Ripper may have originated or crossed over into America. The book includes pictures of the murdered victims, maps of the areas in which the murders occurred, police sketches and other drawings of interested persons, as well as newspaper clippings and diary entries of those who hunted the Ripper.
It is Gordon's contention that the Ripper stopped killing in England, came over to America and kept killing, then went back to England; all the while changing his MO depending on mood and circumstances.
Very interesting theories, especially for fans of Jack the Ripper history. Everything seems to be as sound as the pound in this book; with theories expounded and either rejected or accepted with plenty of rebuttals. He would have convinced me except for a few niggling details, however, Mr. Gordon is surely convinced and his firm conviction is shown throughout his writing. Not overdramatic or written like a B-Movie thriller, I enjoyed reading the book and was fascinated with the theory that the cops got Jack in the end even though they didn't know it. Not really a gift book, unless you know someone who's into researching Jack the Ripper. However, I suggest several libraries should put this book on the shelves as I'm sure it will be an interesting read for many.