Category: True Crime

‘The Case of Mary Bell’ by Gitta Sereny

The Case of Mary Bell       December 1968, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Two girls aged eleven and thirteen are accused of strangling two little boys – four-year-old Martin Brown and three-year-old Brian Howe. The oldest girl, Norma, is acquitted, but the younger and more advanced Mary Bell, is found guilty of manslaughter. Investigative journalist…

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‘The Murders at White House Farm’ by Carol Ann Lee

The Murders at White House Farm     (Audiobook) 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…

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‘The Green Bicycle Mystery’ by Antony M Brown

The Green Bicycle Mystery On a lonely country lane in 1919, a bicycle is found lying across the road, next to the body of a young woman. Utilising fresh evidence, witness statements and court reports, Antony M Brown suggests several possible solutions to a murder case that has remained a mystery for one hundred years.…

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‘Kids Who Kill: Austin Sigg’ by Kathryn McMaster

Kids who Kill: Austin Sigg When ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway goes missing on a snowy day in Westminster, Colorado, police are shocked to discover she has been raped, tortured, murdered and dismembered. With an expectation that they are hunting an adult male who fits the usual sex-offender profile, the force are bewildered when a seventeen-year-old teen…

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‘Couples who Kill: Elytte and Miranda Barbour’ by Kathryn McMaster

Couples who Kill: Elytte and Miranda Barbour Personal ads on Craigslist cover a whole range of subjects, but for Troy LaFerrara who enjoys casual sex, the young couple who answer his advert are seeking more than a bit of adult fun. After agreeing to meet Elytte and Miranda Barbour, LaFerrara is found in a dark…

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‘Go! Go! Go!’ by Rusty Firmin and Will Pearson

Go! Go! Go! The Definitive Inside Story of the Iranian Embassy Siege by Rusty Firmin and Will Pearson (Audiobook) This comprehensive book recounts one of Britain’s most unforgettable news stories of the 1980s. Told by journalist Will Pearson and former SAS member Rusty Firman, ‘Go! Go! Go! The Definitive Inside Story of the Iranian Embassy…

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‘The Invention of Murder’ by Judith Flanders

The Invention of Murder With its subtitle – ‘How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime’, this book traces the British public’s interest in murder as a sort of national entertainment. Though the book’s title clearly suggests we’re talking about the Victorian period (1837-1901), Ms Flanders begins her romp through the…

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