Mark  R. Vogel is a clinical psychologist and has worked in mental health  since 1987. He completed his BA and MA at Montclair State University in  New Jersey, and his doctorate degree at Yeshiva University in New York  City. A Jack the Ripper researcher, he regularly lectures on the  infamous case.   

In  2003 he graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York  City. For ten years he taught cooking classes and edited cookbooks. He  now gives seminars on wine. Since 2002 he has published over 400  articles on food and wine in his column Food For Thought.  

His first novel, Crestwood Lake, a horror mystery, was published in 2015. His second novel, The Ripper's Time, was published in 2017.  He is currently working on Crestwood Lake II: Satan's Revenge. 

Mark lives in New Jersey with his wife Yang.



The Institute of Culinary Education 2002.

Shoprite Culinary Workshop 2007.

Mark and The Amazing Kreskin: Jack the Ripper Lecture, West Caldwell, NJ Public Library 1/29/15.

First copy of Crestwood Lake 4/3/15.

Crestwood Lake Book Signing, The Book Barn, Denville, NJ, 6/6/15.

First copy of The Ripper's Time 1/4/17.

The Ripper's Time Book Signing, The Book Barn, Denville, NJ, 3/11/17.

Ripper's Corner, Mitre Square, London, 5/30/14. The site of Catherine Eddowes's murder.

Mark and his wife Yang.