Patricia Cornwell

Review: Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell


In 2001, acclaimed crime novelist Patricia Cornwell stepped away from fiction to investigate the facts and fallacies surrounding Londonโ€™s infamous Jack the Ripper killings. The book that followed, Portrait of a Killer (2002), identified British painter Walter Sickert as the culpritโ€”and earned Cornwell widespread derision among so-called Ripperologists. More