Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell reopens Jack the Ripper case


“Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert”  By Patricia Cornwell (Thomas & Mercer, 570 pages, $29.99) Fifteen years ago, Patricia Cornwell “closed” the most infamous cold case in the history of crime. The bestselling novelist, venturing into the true crime arena with 2002′s “Portrait of a Killer,” accused William Sickert, an acclaimed English artist, of committing the notorious Whitechapel murders of the late 1880s. More