The Mysteries of Jack The Ripper – N. S. Patrick
On August 31, 1888, a prostitute is murdered in Whitechapel, London, England. When a member of a proper gentleman’s club, Thayer Wickliff, hears local gossip, he begins reading the grisly details in the paper. Thayer discusses the murder with his peers, and soon, a debate on the reason a man would kill in such a gruesome fashion follows. When a second, more horrific murder occurs the following weekend, the newspapers sensationalize. The City of London now believes that a frenzied lunatic is stalking the streets. Speculation arises that the murderer may not be mad-quite possibly, he was a solid, normally law abiding citizen walking among them, unnoticed. At the end of the killing spree in November 1888, five prostitutes had been killed and mutilated. During this time, four members of the club had uncovered the identity of ‘Jack the Ripper’ and knew why the murders were committed. Bound by a gentleman’s code of silence, they allow history to be left with unresolved mysteries. Find out how a twisted series of events unfold in this unexpected and brilliant solution to an old, unsolved mystery!