by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Written in 1913, this is the first fictional book based on the case of Jack the Ripper. F
Somewhere in London a madman was at large. And then one night there came a knock at the door of a quiet lodging house in the Marylebone Road. . . . This novel, based on the Jack the Ripper murders, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.
"..this book, which is beyond creepy, involves a an older couple on the brink of complete poverty, who take in a lodger."
A book far ahead of its time.