Biteback to unmask Jack the Ripper

Biteback to unmask Jack the Ripper

Biteback has bought a non-fiction title which makes a strong bid to reveal the identity of Jack the Ripper, forensically examining fresh evidence and dispelling the myth that the murderer was never caught.

Sam Carter bought world English rights from Andrew Lownie in the book, The Man Who Would be Jack, by David Bullock, with plans to publish in August 2012.

Bullock makes the case for the identity of Jack the Ripper being Thomas Cutbush, who worked in Whitechapel, and who was suspected at the time of the Ripper crimes. His description closely matched that of the Ripper and he was sent to Broadmoor for similar crimes. He died there in 1903, after which the murders ceased.

Lownie said: "Over the last 25 years, I have been offered countless books on Jack the Ripper but this one has the ring of truth. David Bullock convincingly shows that his candidate fits all the known evidence."