The granddaddy of serial-killers returns in this extensive anthology of 40 tales prepared to strike fear into the hearts of 21st century readers.
Is it even possible to say anything new about Jack The Ripper? – you might ask. Well, judging by these stories, it is indeed. There is a great diversity on display here. Some of the short stories are mere mood pieces with no real plot; some present surprising new candidates for the role of the Ripper or rather eccentric motivations for his crimes. As befits the subject matter there is a generous amount of blood and gore and you even get the occasional piece of (rather dark) erotica, so puritans should not apply.
In some cases the Ripper even gets caught and punished, but more frequent are the tales where he gets away laughing in the faces of morality and law.
If you are in the mood for something grisly and dark in these bright hot summer days, you’ll find that this is just what you need to cool off. Not every story might be entirely successful but the book is huge fun nonetheless (assuming you enjoy this type of fun of course, where people get their extremities chopped off and their bellies ripped open.)
Overall a nice collection of dark, amoral entertainment.