The Seduction of Mary Kelly
Final Victim of Jack the Ripper
William J Perring
On a damp Saturday morning in November 1888, the horribly mutilated remains of a young woman are found in a small room in Miller's Court, a squalid backwater running off of Dorset Street - oft times referred to as 'the worst street in London'. The body is identified as that of twenty-five year old Mary Jane Kelly, the fifth and final victim of Jack the Ripper. But who can be really sure it is her? And if it is, then what strange course of events might lead this bright, attractive young girl to such a fatal meeting?
The Seduction of Mary Kelly is a story of courage and determination, of villainy, madness and murder; tragic and comic by turns, but above all it's the story of Mary Kelly's intriguing journey from the poverty of a Welsh mining village, to the heights of London society, and finally to the worst street in Whitechapel - and an astonishing meeting with the serial killer the world has come to know as Jack the Ripper.
Winner of the 2008 'Best Mystery Novel Award'