Ian Brady

The untold story of the Moors Murders

Author: Alan Keightley

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1907554963

Category: True Crime

Page: 437

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Since May 1966 when Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were sentenced to life imprisonment at Chester Assizes the British public has been absorbed and horrified by the Moors Murders. Ian Brady has often been aptly described as ‘the most evil man alive’ or ‘the Daddy of the Devils’, while Myra Hindley, Britain’s first female serial killer, became the most hated woman in Britain. Here is the definitive account, drawing on exclusive, never-before-seen material. It changes forever our understanding of the Moors couple and their heinous crimes. Why did they do it? What actually happened? Unlikely as it may appear to those detectives, psychiatrists, authors, criminologists, journalists and the victims’ families, who have all sought in their own ways for decades to discover it, this book is possibly as near as we shall ever get to understanding how the victims died. It proves beyond question that the parents of the victims were right all along in their claims about Hindley’s part in the murders. Did Brady give an account to anyone of his life, Myra Hindley and their crimes before he died? Yes, he did - here it is.
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Ian Brady

The untold story of the Moors Murders

Author: Alan Keightley

Publisher: Robson

ISBN: 9781861057549

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

View: 8397

Since May 1966 when Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were sentenced to life imprisonment at Chester Assizes the British public has been absorbed and horrified by the Moors Murders. Ian Brady has often been aptly described as ‘the most evil man alive’ or ‘the Daddy of the Devils’, while Myra Hindley, Britain’s first female serial killer, became the most hated woman in Britain. Here is the definitive account, drawing on exclusive, never-before-seen material. It changes forever our understanding of the Moors couple and their heinous crimes. Why did they do it? What actually happened? Unlikely as it may appear to those detectives, psychiatrists, authors, criminologists, journalists and the victims’ families, who have all sought in their own ways for decades to discover it, this book is possibly as near as we shall ever get to understanding how the victims died. It proves beyond question that the parents of the victims were right all along in their claims about Hindley’s part in the murders. Did Brady give an account to anyone of his life, Myra Hindley and their crimes before he died? Yes, he did - here it is.
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Brady and Hindley

Genesis of the Moors Murders

Author: Fred Harrison

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504036751

Category: True Crime

Page: 176

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The shocking true crime story of child murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Great Britain’s most horrific serial killers. During the early 1960s, just as Beatlemania was exploding throughout the United Kingdom, a pair of psychopathic British killers began preying on the very young, innocent, and helpless of Greater Manchester. Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and his lover and partner, Myra Hindley, were responsible for the abduction, rape, torture, and murder of five young victims, ranging in age from ten to seventeen years old. The English press dubbed the grisly series of homicides “the Moors Murders,” named for the desolate landscape where three of the corpses were eventually discovered. Based in part on the author’s face-to-face prison interviews with the killers, Fred Harrison’s fascinating and disturbing true crime masterwork digs deeply into Brady and Hindley’s personal histories to examine the factors that led to their mutual attraction and their evolution into the UK’s most notorious pair of human monsters. It was during these interviews that new details about the killers’ terrible crimes surfaced, compelling the police to reopen what was arguably the most shocking and sensational homicide case in the annuls of twentieth-century British crime. With a new introduction by the author, meticulously researched and compellingly written, Brady and Hindley is the definitive account of Britain’s most hated serial killers.
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The Gates of Janus

Serial Killing and its Analysis by the Moors Murderer Ian Brady

Author: Ian Brady

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1627310142

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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To understand human character, one must first explore the depraved reaches of human consciousness
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One of Your Own

The Life and Death of Myra Hindley

Author: Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

ISBN: 9781845967017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 463

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'Infamous, I have become disowned, but I am one of your own' - Myra Hindley, from her unpublished autobiography On 15 November 2002, Myra Hindley, Britainâe(tm)s most notorious murderess, died in prison, one of the rare women whose crimes were deemed so indefensible that âe~lifeâe(tm) really did mean âe~lifeâe(tm). But who was the woman behind the headlines? How could a seemingly normal girl grow up to commit such terrible acts? Her defenders claim she fell under Ian Bradyâe(tm)s spell, but is this the truth? Was her insistence that she had changed, that she felt deep remorse and had reverted to the Catholicism of her childhood genuine or a calculating bid to win parole? One of Your Own explores these questions and many others, drawing on a wide range of resources, including Hindleyâe(tm)s own unseen writings, hundreds of recently released prison files, fresh interviews and extensive new research. Compellingly well written, this is the first in-depth study of Hindley and the challenging, definitive biography of Britainâe(tm)s âe~most-hated womanâe(tm).
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Evil Relations

The Man who Bore Witness Against the Moors Murderers

Author: David Smith,Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

ISBN: 9781780575391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial gives his account of the case after more than four decades of silence Despite standing as chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial, David Smith was vilified by the public due to the accusations thrown at him by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady about his involvement in their crimes. Hindley's later confession that she and Brady had lied in an attempt to reduce their sentences did little to diminish the slurs against his name. For over four decades, Smith was asked by writers and film-makers to tell his story. Apart from a handful of brief interviews, he always refused. Carol Ann Lee met Smith during her research for One of Your Own, her critically acclaimed biography of Hindley, following which he finally agreed to reveal all. In Evil Relations (previously published as Witness), interviews, archival research and, most significantly, David Smith's own vivid memoir are fused to create an unforgettable, often harrowing account of his life before, during and after the Moors Murders. David Smith lived in rural Ireland with his wife prior to his death in May 2012. He is survived by four children and several grandchildren. Carol Ann Lee is an acclaimed biographer and has written extensively on the Holocaust. Her most recent publication, One of Your Own, focused on the life and death of Myra Hindley.
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Beyond Belief

A Chronicle of Murder and Its Detection

Author: Emlyn Williams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult MM

ISBN: 9780330020886

Category: Murder

Page: 384

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This is a look at Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers. The text covers the murders, their perpetrators and the detection that led to Brady and Hindley's arrest.
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The Lost Boy

Author: Duncan Staff

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0857502123

Category: Murder

Page: 432

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Between 1963 and 1965 the Moors Murderers - Ian Brady and Myra Hindley - kidnapped and murdered five children before they were caught and sentenced to life in prison. The case shook the nation and has held us both horrified and fascinated for fifty years. Three of the children - Pauline Reade, John Kilbride and Lesley Ann Downey - were discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth Moor. Edward Evans' body was found in their spare bedroom. The body of Keith Bennett has never been found. In the late nineties Myra Hindley contributed to a documentary on the murders, made by Duncan Staff. When she died in 2002 he was sent her unpublished papers. Drawing on this unique resource, and with the cooperation of the families of the victims, the police and expert witnesses, Duncan Staff is able to cast new light on the crimes, Hindley's relationship with Brady and her life in prison. And in this new edition of his bestselling book he is able to present, for the first time, compelling new evidence about the Moors murderers' system for hiding their victims' bodies.
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The Secret Key To The Moors Murders

Author: Erica Gregory

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491880732

Category: True Crime

Page: 328

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Ever wondered what really goes on in the mind of a serial killer? What drove Ian Brady to his crimes? Have we discovered Brady’s hidden code? Our extensive research into these murders may have given us something others may have overlooked. Was Myra Hindley a genuine victim of Brady's ideas as she has previously stated? Was she just his partner in crime? Perhaps she may have taken it a step further. Brady told David Smith he was making a "Story to impress". He wasn't making a story, he was living it. In this book, we believe we may hold the true answers to the endless questions circling this brutal case.
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Wittgenstein, Grammar, and God

Author: Alan Keightley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498207502

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Wittgenstein, Grammar, and God attempts to clarify the nature of what has come to be called the Wittgenstenian approach to religious belief, and to demonstrate the radicality of its challenge to contemporary ways of studying and assessing religion. Apart from Wittgenstein's own work, it pays close attention to his present day followers, D. Z. Phillips, R. Rhees, etc. It examines the central questions of the meaning of God and reductionism, but the book also tries to show how the debate about Wittgenstein impinges upon the problems of the contemporary theologian. In short, this study attempts to cast a fresh perspective on the quest for clarity on our understanding of religion.
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The Monstering of Myra Hindley

Author: Nina Wilde

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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Fifty years after the Moors Murders and 15 years since Myra Hindley died in prison, after one of the longest sentences served by a woman, this book raises some delicate and searching questions. They include: “Why was Hindley treated differently?”, “Why do we need to create demons?” and “What impact does this have on our whole notion of crime, punishment and justice?” Set against the political backlash of one of the most noto­rious cases in English criminal history, The Monstering of Myra Hindley is a perceptive, first-hand portrayal of the most talked-about and maligned of women. Nina Wilde invites readers to hold back any adverse preconceptions as she seeks to show how the media selected Hindley as a monster and the politics at play around her de-humanising captivity. She compares how things are done in some other European countries and how the UK itself routinely releases others equally bad (arguably worse) quietly and away from the public gaze. Everyone, the author included, recognises the plight of the victims but this should not be allowed to mask other wrongs that, with hindsight, become increasingly apparent in Hindley’s case. Review 'I think she became a national scapegoat for that part of the social mind that is cruel and has contempt for vulnerability'— Dr Gwen Adshead
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Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen

The Untold Love Story

Author: Evelyn Farr

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN: 0720613027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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A new edition draws on fresh evidence from archive sources—including decoded secret correspondence—to peel back the layers of misinformation obscuring the Queen's great love affair and to reveal its impact on the destiny of the French Royal Family The tragic life of Marie-Antoinette, last Queen of France, has assumed almost mythical proportions. A victim of political intrigue, she was known as the "Austrian whore" and accused of every imaginable sexual and political crime. Yet after the French Revolution she was reinvented as a martyr, and the image of the woman behind the propaganda grew even more distorted. Daughter of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa, Marie-Antoinette was married at the age of 15 to the heir to the French throne. The vivacious Archduchess had charm and intelligence, while the Dauphin, crowned Louis XVI in 1774, was boorish, gauche, and unable to consummate their marriage. Rebuffed by him, the young girl engaged in a hectic social life and looked elsewhere for love. This book charts her transformation from reckless teenager to dignified yet misunderstood Queen and maps out in detail her enduring relationship with Axel von Fersen. Their liaison, based on deep affection and mutual passion, began long before revolutionary storm clouds gathered over France. Although known to insiders at court, her love for the chivalrous and handsome Swedish Count was suppressed in the many attempts to manipulate the Queen's image.
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Killing For Company

Author: Brian Masters

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446428737

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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***WINNER OF THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD FOR CRIME NON-FICTION*** Dennis Nilsen, who died in May 2018, murdered at least 15 people before his arrest in 1983. This groundbreaking criminal study of his killings was written with Nilsen's full cooperation, resulting in a fascinating - and horrifying - portrait of the man who worshipped death. On February 9th 1983 Dennis Nilsen was arrested at his Muswell Hill home, after human remains had been identified as the cause of blocked drains. 'Are we talking about one body or two,' a detective asked. Nilsen replied 'Fifteen or sixteen, since 1978. I'll tell you everything.' Within days he had confessed to fifteen gruesome murders over a period of four years. His victims, all young homosexual men, had never been missed. Brian Masters, with Nilsen's full cooperation, has produced a unique study of a murderer's mind, essential reading for true crime aficionados.
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Female Serial Killers

How and why Women Become Monsters

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425213902

Category: True Crime

Page: 485

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VRONSKY/FEMALE SERIAL KILLERS
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Rose West: The Making of a Monster

Author: Jane Carter Woodrow

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1848946864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Hard to believe it looking at her now, but Rose West was an exceptionally beautiful little girl, with a Maltese mother and English father. Strangers would stop and stare at her in the street and she could entrance people from a very early age. But looking back at photos of Rose as a child, you struggle to accept that she grew up to one of the country's most notorious female criminals. In ROSE, Jane Carter Woodrow goes right back to the start in her life to try and piece together what happened to turn Rose West into the violent monster she became. Jane has gained unprecedented access to the family and has revealed a fascinating story of how there was always something 'not quite right' about Rose... And perhaps that's not too surprising... Rose's childhood reads like one of the most grim misery memoirs. Her father was a violent schizophrenic and her mother received electric shock therapy for severe clinical depression, the whole way through her pregnancy with Rose. Jane has uncovered a horrific hidden story of a twisted family and how her upbringing made her a perfect partner for Fred West when they met when Rose had just turned 16. She was to kill for the first time a few months later. This is a gripping, unputdownable read that sheds light for the first time on the story behind what turned Rose West into one of the country's most vicious and deadly serial killers.
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To Reach the Clouds

My High-Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers

Author: Philippe Petit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602391284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In 1974, 24-year-old French tightrope artist, magician, mime, juggler, and unicyclist Philippe Petit performed an illegal high wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York City' s World Trade Center. His astonishing act required years of spying, scouting, and hiding; during the stunt, Petit traversed the wire eight times as police waited to arrest him. The public, however, fell in love with the charming Frenchman, and eventually all charges were dropped and Petit was granted a lifelong pass to the observation deck of the Twin Towers. To Reach the Clouds is poetic, quirky, and loveable-- and tragic, now that the Twin Towers has become a symbol of terror and loss.
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She Devil

The True Story of Myra Hindley

Author: Ellen Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539076360

Category:

Page: 70

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Myra Hindley was the accomplice of Ian Brady, a serial killer whose victims included children between the age of 10 and 17. The murders were referred to as the "Moor Murders"because two of the victims were discovered in graves dug on Saddleworth Moor. The gruesome killings remained among the worst in the history of the United Kingdom. Hindley was referred to as "the most evil woman in all of Great Britain" and had numerous film adaptations about her life produced.
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The Book of Mackay

Author: Angus Mackay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Clans

Page: 499

View: 2936

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Into Every Life a Little Zen Must Fall

A Christian Philosopher Looks to Alan Watts and the East

Author: Alan Keightley

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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