Peter Rutt’s "Jack the Ripper" Offers New Take on Seminal Story

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New book tells the story of a damaged man trying to find peace.

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Communication with the real people and viewing replays of shocking incidents followed while I was in a meditative state on and off over a three year period.

In his new historical novel “Jack the Ripper: From the Cradle to the Grave” (published by AuthorHouse), author Peter Rutt tackles one of the most popular and enduring horror mysteries of British culture: Jack the Ripper.

Rutt’s protagonist, George, does not live an easy life, but it’s not until his wife is unfaithful that he fully becomes the Ripper – murdering a number of women in a particularly gruesome way as he tries to numb his pain. The story is written from the point of view of George’s wife, who keeps a secret diary of his actions.

An excerpt from “Jack the Ripper”:

“George was not quite finished, though. His frantic carve up continued: he cut her face, nose, and an ear. It was all one swift movement across her face. George then cut the tip of her nose because she stuck it in too far, her eyes because she saw too much, and her ear because she heard too much. The mouth remained uncut, but the chloroform started to discolour the area round her lips, and that finished off the ensemble as far as he was concerned. George knew she took care of her looks, so he decided to make her look unsightly with further cuts under her eyes for his jolly. If he had longer, he would have skinned her. This should be warning enough to the rest of the girls, he thought.”

“An unseen group of women shouted the Ripper's name to me in London that no other person heard,” Rutt says. “Communication with the real people and viewing replays of shocking incidents followed while I was in a meditative state on and off over a three-year period.”

“Jack the Ripper”
By Peter Rutt
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781481798945
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781481798952
E-Book | 286 pages | ISBN 9781481798969
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Peter Rutt, a security supervisor in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, loves history, true crime and anything odd. He has written short stories – some humorous, some not – and an unpublished book, “Man Of Two Worlds,” which is an eye-opening semi-biography. He lives in Bedfordshire with his wife, Morag.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC. Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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