Jack the Ripper has been, and always will be, a fascinating topic. Mr. Robinson is to be commended for the incredible amount of research he has provided and for the ability to expand that into 800 pages. The problem that I have with this book is that the tone is far too conversational for this type of information. Also, there are far too many derogatory terms used and too many expletives peppered throughout. Once a writer resorts to these techniques, the story loses any credibility it had and just sounds like whining. I'm only a third of the way through and finding it very difficult to motivate myself to finish it. The only reason to keep going is to find out how the author attempts to convince the reader who the real murderer is.