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Publisher's Summary

Published for the 30th anniversary of the arrest of Peter Sutcliffe, aka The Yorkshire Ripper.

The Yorkshire Ripper's reign of terror is well known, but many remain unaware of the full truth behind the brutal attacks that shocked the nation many years ago. Countless crucial details of murder, manipulation and miscarriages of justice have been hidden from the public and the true extent of the Ripper's crimes still remains hidden to this day. This book exposes the twist in the tale of the most notorious British serial killer of the last 100 years.

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©2021 Chris Clark and Tim Tate (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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Shocking

This book is well researched and well written. Narration was excellent. I knew this guy was bad but the detail described here unveiled a monster. I had no idea just how disgustingly hopeless the Police were around this case and how the judicial system continued the incompetence throughout this guys life. The luckiest Serial Killer in the history of mankind..............

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Old new leads with a fresh spin

In-depth and eye-opening. Pulls in unsolved cases as possible Ripper ones, which is a good angle. Great narration, draws you in.

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a wonderful gift of gratitude

This was a wonderful book. So needed in our time. Beautifully written, read and paced. Thought provoking, so many lessons, sadness and awe. Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-2021

One of the better seriel killers

This seriel killer was a great one got away with most things and manage to kill a lot of people. I've listened to a lot of seriel killer books and this is in the top 5

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  • MR S.
  • 22-09-2021

Fascinating

Wow,one of the best true crime books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.

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  • Squeaky Joe
  • 21-11-2021

Shocking and fascinating.

Known as the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe was convicted in 1981 of killing thirteen women. Though it’s long been understood that West Yorkshire police might’ve caught him earlier if they hadn’t only focused on murdered prostitutes, what is generally not known about are all the other murders that may have also been Ripper victims.

Chris Clark and Tim Tate’s book reveals the horrendous litany of mistakes, errors of judgment and downright stupidity that held back the Ripper inquiry for years. The book details the investigation’s obsession with hoaxer ‘Wearside Jack’, despite being assured by victims that the recording was not the killer’s voice. It tells of the arrests and imprisonment of three men whose lives were destroyed because the police mistakenly identified them as killers. It also shows how the two officers who highlighted evidence that could have brought Peter Sutcliffe to justice, were ignored by their superiors. This thoroughly researched book shines a probing light on one of the worst serial killers Britain has ever known and lists the many additional murders, some of which were acknowledged by Sutcliffe himself as being his victims, that could have been prevented if the police force had taken the time to conduct a proper investigation.

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  • 14-09-2021

Horrifying

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-10-2021

A Must for all serial killer fans

After listen to somebody's mother someones daughter about the victims that was a great book I finally got this book about the killer himself . Great info and the story was told well I listen to all in 2 days and will do again ..he should of been cault years b4 I never forget coming in from school and watching the first news reports about him ..he sent fear all over leeds and Bradford like no other I seen since ..he 100% killed more I'm sure it was him that attacked males before his rain of terror on females

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  • Tarryn Temperley
  • 21-10-2021

listened to the very end

I really enjoyed this, a detailed account of the case, with great narration. Definitely recommend for true crime buffs

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  • S C DONOVAN
  • 23-09-2021

Great listen but disturbing given subject matter

Thank goodness police now have DNA, CCTV and a linked national database - listening to the catalogue of errors and missed opportunities to catch this man make for nightmares. Great book well told and uncomfortable reminder that we have such humans living amongst us.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-2022

Grim Listening

This book is a shocking (and I mean shocking) catalogue of Sutcliffe's crimes, and the negligence of some of the investigators.

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