By Charles Winecoff
Updated November 17, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to Jon Benet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away

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If you believe the argument that prim, proper, acquitted hatchet murderess Lizzie Borden couldn’t possibly have given her mother those 40 whacks back in 1892, the new book The Cases That Haunt Us, by renowned FBI profiler John Douglas, may give you pause. He and Mark Olshaker (Mindhunter) reexamine the splintered facts in several notorious unsolved crimes — from Jack the Ripper’s gory London spree and the Lindbergh baby kidnapping to the slayings of the ”Black Dahlia” and JonBenet Ramsey. The authors don’t just toe the party line, and their takes on even the most overexposed cases (e.g., the botched Ramsey investigation) are at worst refreshing — and at best riveting. B

The Cases That Haunt Us: From Jack the Ripper to Jon Benet Ramsey, the FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Sheds Light on the Mysteries That Won't Go Away

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  • Book
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  • John Douglas
  • Mark Olshaker
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  • Scribner

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