Cornwell releases Kindle Single on Ripper hunt

Cornwell releases Kindle Single on Ripper hunt

Patricia Cornwell has released an essay as a Kindle Single via Amazon Publishing’s crime imprint Thomas & Mercer.

Chasing the Ripper, which costs 99p on the Kindle store, documents her investigation of Jack the Ripper for her 2002 book Portrait of a Killer (Little, Brown).

In the book Cornwell controversially identified British painter Walter Sickert as the Ripper.

The description of the Kindle Single on Amazon Publishing says: “In this exclusive Kindle Single, Cornwell restates her case against Sickert, unveils new evidence, clarifies his motivations, and makes him human—and, along the way, explains how such a prominent cultural figure could be a notorious killer. She also directly faces down her critics with withering skill and, in doing so, is likely to re-ignite the debate over history’s most heinous unsolved crime.

“Chasing the Ripper offers a surprisingly personal and revealing look into what it has been like for Cornwell to pursue the most sensational murder case in criminal history.”

In the UK Cornwell is now published by HarperCollins, where she moved in 2013 from Little, Brown.

Cornwell has sold 8,726,174 copies of her books through Nielsen BookScan, for a value of £57,778,649.44.

Portrait of a Killer has sold 276,966 copies through Nielsen BookScan.