Richard A. Patterson was Interviewed on Washington State Radio
Richard A. Patterson, writer of the staggering study Jack the Ripper, the Works of Francis Thompson, was Interviewed on Washington State Radio about his book, which looks in detail into what could finally be the true identity of London's most notorious, the Whitechapel serial killer himself, Jack the Ripper.
Listen to him here to the House of Mystery Podcast.
"Most enjoyable read, very well researched content which leaves no doubt in my mind that Francis Thompson was certainly a person of interest that slipped through the net of suspects." *****
Francis Thompson in 1888.
He was an ex-medical student with a dissecting scalpel, and a history of mental illness and trouble with the police. He had just broken up with a prostitute and had written about cutting women's stomachs open.
At the same time, a few yards from his refuge, a woman was knifed, as part of a spate of prostitute murders, which one coroner said was by someone who had considerable anatomical skill and knowledge.
Richard A. Patterson sets out a compelling case for English poet Francis Thompson as the prime suspect for Jack the Ripper in this must-read for Ripperologists the world over.