On presenting her conclusions to a very senior Metropolitan Police officer she learns that had the investigators of the time been presented with the facts she has unearthed, her suspect would definitely have been arrested and would probably have faced trial. Naming the killer as the artist, Walter Sickert, Cornwell details the reasons and evidence for this conclusion.
August 31st 1888 marks the tragic day of Mary Ann Nichols' murder. She was the first of Jack the Ripper's confirmed victims. Many have tried solving the mystery of Jack the Ripper identity, but was anybody really successful? Here is one of the more credible attempts. Jack has also become a subject of many crime novels, do you have any favorites?
I studied this for uni last year while doing a subject about sexuality and identity since the 1890s - and wrote a review on it. If you take it all as a fictional account its a dry story about a serial killer with a few fancy facts and fugures thrown in. If you take it as fact it will lead you down the garden parth of "if this happened" and "i suspect"... I did not believe her theory and the evidence presented needed a lot more guts to stand up to other historical accounts.