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In the 120 years since the bloody, and still-unsolved, serial killings perpetrated in the Whitechapel section of London (1888-1891), the mysterious figure of Jack the Ripper has remained a fascinating character for novelists and true-crime writers. Below, you’ll find a list of many of the novels or short-story collections featuring bloody Jack as a character or focus of the story. Below that, you’ll find some of the non-fiction True Crime volumes that take an extended look at Jack’s historic unsolved crimes.

All books in this list which are owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. Some titles not owned by the libraries are included in this list due to their classic nature, or their position as part of a series. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.


Kelley Armstrong – Women of the Otherworld series – Broken (2006)

Virginia Baker – Jack Knife (2007)

Robert BlochThe Night of the Ripper (1984)

Robert Bloch – Star Trek – Star Trek the Original Series – Season Two — Episode #2.14: “Wolf in the Fold” (1968)

Kenneth M. CameronThe Frightened Man (2008)

Carole Nelson Douglas – Irene Adler series – Chapel Noir (2002) – Castle Rouge (2003)

Gardner Dozois, editorRipper (813.08 Doz) (1988)

Harlan Ellison, editorDangerous Visions (1967)

Linda Evans and Robert Asprin – Ripping Time (2000) – The House That Jack Built (2001)

Lyndsay FayeDust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Doctor John H. Watson (2009)

Martin H. GreenbergRed Jack (813.08 Gre) (1988)

Edward B. HannaThe Whitechapel Horrors (1992)

Faye KellermanThe Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights (2006)

Marie Belloc LowndesThe Lodger (1914)

Gregory MaguireLost (2002)

Alan Moore and Eddie CampbellFrom Hell: Being a Melodrama in Sixteen Parts (2011)

Kim NewmanAnno-Dracula (1992)

Gordon Ostlere – Jack the Ripper (1980)

Robin Paige – Kathryn Ardleigh/Charles Sheridan series – Death at Whitechapel (2000)

Anne Perry – Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series – The Whitechapel Conspiracy (2001)

Robert Perry – Doctor Who series – Matrix (1998)

Stefan PetruchaRipper (2012)

Raymond ThorBloodguilty (1997)

M.J. Trow – Inspector Lestrade series – Lestrade and the Ripper (1999)

Pamela WestYours Truly, Jack the Ripper (1987)

Paul WestThe Women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper (1991)

Roger ZelaznyA Night in the Lonesome October (1993)


Frank Spiering – Prince Jack (364.1 Spi) (1978)

Paul BeggThe Jack the Ripper A to Z (364.152 Beg) (1992)

Paul BeggJack the Ripper: The Uncensored Facts: A Documented History of the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 (364.152 Beg) (1988)

Tom A. CullenWhen London Walked in Terror (364.152 C89w) (1965)

Patricia CornwellPortrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper; Case Closed (364.152 Cor) (2002)

Shirley Harrison, ed.The Diary of Jack the Ripper (364.152 Dia) (1993)

Stewart P. EvansJack the Ripper: The First American Serial Killer (364.q=va) (1996)

Stewart P. EvansThe Ultimate Jack the Ripper Companion: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (364.152 Eva) (2000)

Robert GraysmithThe Bell Tower: The Mystery of Jack the Ripper Finally Solved — in San Francisco (364.152 Gra) (1999)

Stephen Knight – Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (364.152 Kni) (1986)

Maxim Jakubowski and Nathan Braund, editors – The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper (364.152 Mam) (1999)

Donald Rumbelow – The Complete Jack the Ripper (364.152 Rum) (1975)

Donald RumbelowJack the Ripper: The Complete Casebook (364.152 Rum) (1988)

Terence SharkeyJack the Ripper: 100 Years of Investigation (364.152 Sha) (1987)

Philip SugdenThe Complete History of Jack the Ripper (364.152 Sug) (2002)

Compiled October 2008 sdc
Last updated August 2016  sdc