There have been dozens of books and theories about the identity of Jack the Ripper, but not one like this. They have all been dismissed through lack of credible evidence. James Maybrick was a strong suspect, because of a diary, allegedly written by him, which turned up at the home of a working class Liverpool family in 1950. It was dismissed as a hoax, partly because the Hitler Diaries proved to be a hoax. The detractors also stated that the ink was not manufactured before 1920 (later to be shown as incorrect). Also, the handwriting on Maybrick’s will was different to the handwriting in the diary.