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5.0 out of 5 stars
Couldn't put it down, 25 Jan 2012
What an incredible book, from the story of how it came to be published to the actual fascinating memoirs themselves. The autobiography is written in period style, very different to modern writing, but once I got into it I was hooked, I found learning how James Carnac grew up and what happened after his spell of serial killing more interesting than the murders themselves, which I think most people would presume to be the greater part of the book. It is all very intriguing, the book tells us that we must decide for ourselves if we think James Carnac is Jack the Ripper, and it certainly sways me to thinking that he is Jack the Ripper, but if he isn't then who wrote this in the 1920's? I will be reading this again and again and doing my own detective work!