There have been so many books written over the years, with so many different theories on who was Jack the Ripper, but can this book possibly be the answer to that on going question? One of the most important facts that emerges while reading this chilling account of a madman's diary, is that all the events, killings and locations seem to tie in perfectly with all the relevant known facts about the case. Also intruiging, is the aspect that this book relates to James Maybrick as not only being the Ripper, but also leads us into another famous case of his wife Florence, who was accused and ultimately found guilty of poisening her husband (James) with arsenic. Which then points you in the direction of wanting to read all about Florence, her life with Maybrick, the trial and her inprisonment. Seemingly, this 'diary' seems to have it all, but can any of us really know for certain who was Jack the Ripper? While you may not be totally convinced that Maybrick was in fact the Whitechapel murderer, it is without a shadow of a doubt an engrossing book to read and well worth purchasing. Personally, it is such an interesting account of one mans diabolical behaviour and ultimate self destruction that you will re-read this book many times over. Whether this book is absolute fact or fiction do not miss the opportunity of at least reading this story once.