Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell

Portrait of a Killer

I can’t argue the thoroughness with which Cornwell approached Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed, plus her expertise as a medical examiner in real life certainly lends extra weight to her conclusions, but I wasn’t left absolutely convinced that Cornwell had identified Jack the Ripper any more than anyone else has in other attempts. Much wordier than necessary (IMHO), but with interesting photographs, the book walks the reader through the author’s reasoning. Not light reading, by any means!.

Availability:  COSMOS
Review Submitted by: Jane Kostenko
Rating:  Recommended

One thought on “Portrait of a Killer by Patricia Cornwell

  1. Sandy Buchman Collins

    I actually abandoned this one, rare for a Patricia Cornwall. The editor really did the author a disservice – as already stated, it is very wordy, but also poorly organized. Interesting, but very tough going.


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