1987 1st year edition; St. Martin's Press publishers, New York; Book Club Edition; hardbound in red boards with black lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
goodreads review -
Jack the Ripper represents the most puzzling unsolved case in history. Pamela West's C.I.D. Inspector West relates in diary entries the gruesome details of the murderseach more brutal and horrific then the one before. Author West has gone to great lengths to provide accurate detail and authentic 19th-century atmosphere, and her introspective, astute Inspector West is a marvel. Tension and terror gain momentum as we are led into the dark slums of Victorian London while the Ripper, his shadow ever present, goes about his business. This is an outstanding work even if one disagrees with the author's conclusion.