Although Jack the Ripper was a real person, he’s also the subject of dozens of works of historical fiction. The notorious killer terrorized the East End of London in 1888, and at least 5 horrific murders have been attributed to him. Today, there are almost as many fiction books featuring the Ripper as there are non fiction. Several novels feature Sherlock Holmes in pursuit of the Ripper, and he has been linked to Dracula and various other real well known life people of the time. Books feature him as a woman, as part of a Masonic conspiracy, and with the ability to time travel, or carry out magic spells. More than one novel is written from the Ripper’s point of view and there are also graphic novels and comics. In fact, Jack the Ripper has become almost a fixture in novels set in late 19th century London.