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Pinkmoon I agree. I also initially thought the letters were from the real killer. But my first book on JTR by Colin Wilson and Robin Odell and while I absolutely loved it, a lot of the impressions it made turned out to be canards.

I now think that the Saucy Jack Postcard and Dear Boss letters are hoaxes by admittedly enterprising journalists. The Lusk Letter is more likely to be genuine, simply because there is something more concrete to go on, but I wouldn't bet my house on it.
I think a lot of people like me wanted the letters to be genuine because it adds a fantastic element to the whole case .If the lusk letter was fake then it would possibly cost the faker a lot of money how much would you have to pay for a kidney on the black market in those days also to gain maximum publicity for the letter send it to a major newspaper.One possibility could Mr lusk have sent the kidney to himself?
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I think a lot of people like me wanted the letters to be genuine because it adds a fantastic element to the whole case .If the lusk letter was fake then it would possibly cost the faker a lot of money how much would you have to pay for a kidney on the black market in those days also to gain maximum publicity for the letter send it to a major newspaper.One possibility could Mr lusk have sent the kidney to himself?
Yes because Mr Lusk at least had something to gain, it threw a lot of light on him. Vanity often persuades. I always recall George Oldfield, head of the Yorkshire Ripper Investigation, placing so much emphasis on the Yorkshire Ripper tape and i recall wondering if personal nature of it, I have the greatest respect for you George, somehow clouded his judgement so that he placed all his chips on double zero.

But still it would have been a risk for Mr Lusk to write in his own handwriting, and an even bigger risk to pay someone else to write it for him.

If the Lusk letter was a hoax, them the hoaxer seems to have got lucky with the ginny kidney.
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Yes because Mr Lusk at least had something to gain, it threw a lot of light on him. Vanity often persuades. I always recall George Oldfield, head of the Yorkshire Ripper Investigation, placing so much emphasis on the Yorkshire Ripper tape and i recall wondering if personal nature of it, I have the greatest respect for you George, somehow clouded his judgement so that he placed all his chips on double zero.

But still it would have been a risk for Mr Lusk to write in his own handwriting, and an even bigger risk to pay someone else to write it for him.

If the Lusk letter was a hoax, them the hoaxer seems to have got lucky with the ginny kidney.
I should imagine the press would pay a good price for Mr Lusks exclusive story it was a bit strange he waited two days before contacting police.
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