“It’s me, love…I’m The Yorkshire Ripper.”
When Peter Sutcliffe spoke those words to his wife Sonia following his arrest in 1981 it marked the end of a killing spree which had terrorised northern England for five years. The nation had been appalled yet gripped by the Ripper and was now fascinated by the man behind the headlines. But despite millions of words being written about the case since his arrest 40 years ago, the full Peter Sutcliffe story has never been told - until now.
Based on a vast quantity of raw material collected from Sutcliffe himself over a period of 16 years, ‘I’m the Yorkshire Ripper’ is the compelling account of the most terrifying series of murders in British history – much of it in the killer’s own words.
The book covers all aspects of his life in intimate detail never publicly revealed before including:
Robin Perrie was born in 1968 and grew up in the North East of England.
He went to Leeds University to study law. Every day his bus would pass within yards of where Jacqueline Hill, also a Leeds University student and Sutcliffe’s final victim, had been murdered a few years earlier.
After graduating in 1989 he edited the student newspaper for a year before working on local papers in Leeds alongside reporters who had covered the Ripper story from day one.
Their tales of the case fired his imagination even more for a story which had always fascinated him.
He joined The Sun in 1995 an...
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