The deaths of Nevill and June Bamber, their daughter Sheila and her two young sons on 7th August 1985, sparked a massive police investigation. As the murder weapon was found on her body and all windows and doors appeared to be secure, it seemed reasonable that the Bambers’ son, Jeremy, who had alerted police after his father called him in a state of panic, was correct in his assumption that his sister Sheila must have performed an act of murder/suicide.
However, certain aspects of the case prompted further investigation and in October 1986, Jeremy Bamber was convicted of killing his family for financial gain. He has always protested his innocence.
Using police and court records, witness statements, interviews, and previously unpublished documentation, Carol Ann Lee charts the lead-up to the murders. She demonstrates how tensions in the Bamber family and their wider circle of relatives and friends, created a web of complex and difficult relationships that did nothing to ease the police investigation. With many contentious issues surrounding the case, not least the matter of the silencer on the murder weapon, she tells a story that points firmly to Jeremy Bamber being the killer. Though Bamber continues to proclaim his innocence, he has yet to come up with anything that will prove he was telling the truth.
A fascinating and meticulously researched book that will delight readers of true crime.