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The Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill


The Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill

Shows that the official Ripper files contain little of forensic interest. This book approaches the subject of the killer's identity from a different angle - the life and works of Oscar Wilde. It suggests that the Ripper was a 'friend' of Oscar Wilde, and that Wilde dropped clear hints about this in several of his works.


A most original piece of scholarship. --Robin Odell, author, Ripperology

About the Author

Thomas Toughill is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, and was an officer in a Scottish infantry regiment and in the Hong Kong Special Branch. The research for his book Oscar Slater: the Immortal Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the basis for the 2005 BBC4 documentary 'Conan Doyle for the Defence' and 'Privatdetektiv Arthur Conan Doyle' on German radio in 2009.

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Publication date

1st November 2009


Thomas Toughill

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The History Press Ltd


288 pages


True crime
Crime & criminology



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