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Vincent van Gogh was not as he seems.

In his new book, VINCENT ALIAS JACK, Dale Larner shatters the falsely created image of Van Gogh as a timid and misunderstood artist and reveals the true nature of this man of deception. Through meticulous research, Larner has matched up the pertinent details of Van Gogh’s life to the murders of Jack the Ripper, and the resulting evidence is presented as overwhelming and conclusive—that Vincent van Gogh was indeed Jack the Ripper!

Tracking down the evidence and following where it led, Larner discovered Van Gogh became a murderer long before his 1888 Jack the Ripper murders—presenting that Vincent committed his first murder at the age of 20, just a few months after being transferred to London in 1873. Vincent then killed again the next year after his landlady’s daughter rejected him. Depression and years of seeking to become a preacher like his father followed, but then ended abruptly, and Vincent turned to painting.

Free from the constraints of his religiosity, Vincent began to murder again in 1885, beginning with his preacher father, after he had returned home to Holland. Larner presents strong evidence for this. In 1886, Vincent moved in with his brother, Theo, in Paris, and later that year a woman was murdered that relates to his early murders. In 1887, a woman was cut up and thrown in the River Thames in London, which was also similar to his early murders—Vincent had returned to London to kill, and he would want more.

It was then in 1888, while seeking to create unique paintings for the upcoming 1889 World’s Fair in Paris, that Vincent concocted the idea of killing in a different way to gain the power he needed, and he began traveling to London to perfect his method of murder. He provided his alter ego with the name of Jack the Ripper and wrote letters to the police and newspapers as he escalated the gruesomeness of his murders—raising his notoriety to worldwide status.

Killing a total of 8 in London from August to December of 1888, and painting furiously, Vincent ended the year exhausted, and he cut off his ear. A hospital stay followed, then to the asylum, but when he was allowed to go out into the country for several days at a time to paint, he used this freedom to travel back to London for three more murders in 1889.

Dale Larner has backup up his claims with hard-hitting facts and evidence throughout, providing the reader with an adventure of ever unfolding revelations that point to the undeniable guilt of the man no one would ever suspect of murder. Larner presents a case against Vincent van Gogh that is remarkably compelling. However, it is up to the reader to decide for themselves whether he has truly solved the case of Jack the Ripper.