Author(s): Wynne Weston-Davies
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Many researchers have tried over the decades to discover Mary Jane Kelly's true identity. She was the final and most brutally murdered victim of Jack the Ripper, but almost nothing is known about her family or her earlier life. In this thrilling book, Mary's great-nephew Wynne Weston-Davies, who is an author and surgeon, explores the inscrutable circumstances behind the Ripper's fifth and final victim and how the elusive life of Mary Jane Kelly is wholly intertwined with the mystery of her legendary killer. With echoes of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and Sherlock Holmes in his pomp, The Real Mary Kelly is not only a classic 'whodunit', but an engrossing and utterly original 'whoisit?' Features, authored/comment pieces and book reviews will run in traditional print media, with focus on the culture and arts pages of national and regional newspapers. Reviews and competitions will run on various online platforms including Jack the Ripper websites and associated social media and blogs.