"Robert Louis Stevenson's story about a respectable man leading a double life, Dr Jekyll, has become our idea of who we think Jack the Ripper
Regardless, the mystery of Jack the Ripper
, is still likely to fascinate many of us for years to come.
Speaking ahead of the release of their three-part BBC One documentary, Jack The Ripper
- The Case Reopened, David says: "I always try to put victims in the centre of the narrative about serial murder.
"In the series, we're going to have a step by step explaining each evidence we have uncovered, which absolutely connects Holmes to Jack The Ripper
," he said.
Critique: "The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper
" is an expertly written novel that pays full homage to one of literature's greatest characters and the author who created the deductive genius of Sherlock Holmes.
But a Metropolitan Police spokesman insisted: "Information about informants relating to Jack the Ripper
are contained within our Special Branch ledgers.
Jack The Ripper
has never been identified although there have been a lot of names suggested over the years including more far-fetched suspects like Alice In Wonderland writer Lewis Carroll and Prince Albert.
Evans, a figure of some authority in Ripperological circles--he is the author of the Ripper enthusiast's bible The Ultimate Jack the Ripper
Companion (2009) and the routinely sensational Jack the Ripper
: First American Serial Killer (1996)--does not inspire confidence.
FROM HELL, FIVE, 10PM Inspector Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp) is on the trail of Jack the Ripper
in Victorian east London.
Jack the Ripper
: TabloidKiller - Revealed (8.00pm) New series.
This modern twist on the classic Jack The Ripper
tale has a suitably gothic feel about it, with London painted in grimy, nocturnal hues and police pathologists who leer over freshly butchered dead bodies and utter something portentous like: "Welcome to hell, gentlemen!"
NOTORIOUS serial killer Jack the Ripper
died in Australia in 1952, an expert on his murderous reign of terror claims.