New Jack the Ripper book brings deluge of mockery for Patricia Cornwell

'Is he being blamed for tapping phones as well?' - Twitter discusses the identity of Jack the Ripper

Author Patricia Cornwell thinks she knows the real identity of Jack the Ripper

Monday, March 6, 2017

Patricia Cornwell's new book on Jack the Ripper has brought the author a torrent of abuse, with the twitterati racing to plunge the knife into the author for her controversial theory.

Cornwell believes the man was painter Walter Sickert, and her new book entitled Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert maps out the theory.

According to The Telegraph, she spent more than $6 million (£4.8 million) to research the case.

Unfortunately many on Twitter believe there is not enough evidence to prove the case, whilst others believe there's no point in finding the man's real identity, as it happened so long ago.

See the reaction on Twitter below