Ian Brady

The untold story of the Moors Murders

Author: Alan Keightley

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1907554963

Category: True Crime

Page: 437

View: 4026

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.

Brady and Hindley

Genesis of the Moors Murders

Author: Fred Harrison

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504036751

Category: True Crime

Page: 176

View: 5932

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.

The Secret Key To The Moors Murders

Author: Erica Gregory

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491880732

Category: True Crime

Page: 328

View: 4423

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.

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

View: 8346

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

Ein Ort für die Ewigkeit

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342641497X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 4530

Winter 1963. An einem frostigen Dezembertag verschwindet ein dreizehnjähriges Mädchen spurlos aus dem abgeschiedenen Dorf Scardale in Derbyshire: Ahson Carter, die Stieftochter des Gutsherrn. Der junge Inspector George Bennett erhofft sich den ersten spektakulären Ermittlungserfolg seiner Laufbahn. Doch im Dorf Scardale, wo die Zeit stehengeblieben zu sein scheint, herrscht Mißtrauen - und tiefes Schweigen. Von Stunde zu Stunde, von Woche zu Woche mehren sich die Zeichen, daß Alison brutal ermordet wurde. Doch erst nach Monaten hartnäckigen Suchens und einem aufwühlenden Prozeß wird George Bennett den Fall zu den Akten legen - mit mehr offenen Fragen auf der Seele, als ihm lieb ist. Jahrzehnte später, im Jahre 1998, entschließt sich die junge Journalistin Catherine Heathcote, die Geschichte des berühmten "Mordfalls ohne Leiche" in einem Buch aufzuzeichnen. Kaum aber hat sie ihr Manuskript abgeschlossen, geschieht etwas völlig Unerwartetes: George Bennett verbietet die Veröffentlichung. Catherine wird von jetzt an selbst ermitteln und auf eine Wahrheit stoßen, die zerstörerisch ist - eine Wahrheit, die Leben vernichten oder aber retten kann. Die Entscheidung hegt bei ihr... Val McDermid, die zu den erfolgreichsten britischen Autorinnen von Spannungsliteratur zählt, stellt in ihrem atemberaubenden Roman die Gesetze des Kriminalgenres auf den Kopf. In zwei Akten erzählt sie die Geschichte einer tragischen Täuschung - und treibt dabei das raffinierteste Spiel mit der Leichtgläubigkeit der Leser.

She Devil

The True Story of Myra Hindley

Author: Ellen Thomas

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539076360


Page: 70

View: 9358

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.

Dead at the Saddleworth Moor

The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady & Myra Hindley (A True Crime Short)

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers


Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

View: 787

From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and international bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders and Murder at the Pencil Factory, comes a riveting new true crime short, Dead at the Saddleworth Moor: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady & Myra Hindley. In this frightening tale of dark fantasies, pornography, rape, and murder, British serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley targeted children in the early 1960s--killing five and burying most of them in the Saddleworth Moor in Northern England--before being brought to justice. Included as a bonus is a complete true crime short, The Sunset Strip Killers, about serial killers Douglas Clark and Carol Mary Bundy, who targeted runaways and prostitutes in Hollywood, California in 1980 for rape, torture, murder, and necrophilia. An added bonus is an excerpt from R. Barri Flowers bestselling true crime short, The Pickaxe Killers, the unnerving tale of double murderers Karla Faye Tucker and Daniel Garrett, and the resulting national debate on the death penalty.

Harold Shipman - Prescription For Murder

The true story of Dr Harold Frederick Shipman

Author: Brian Whittle,Jean Ritchie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074811324X

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 4124

He was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to the rugby club, organising charity collections. His patients thought the world of him: he was attentive, kind, never too busy to chat. Yet Dr Harold Frederick Shipman was also the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known, with between 200 and 300 victims. Quietly, for many years, the small, bespectacled GP was making unexpected house calls - and walking out leaving a dead body behind. The murderous career of Dr Shipman only came to an end when police in Hyde, Greater Manchester, were called to investigate a forged will. Overnight, they found themselves embroiled in the biggest murder case in British history. Substantially revised and updated since Shipman's suicide in prison, this is a compelling account of these monstrous crimes and of the man who committed them. The authors have had unparalleled access to friends, colleagues and patients. Their in-depth and authoritative investigation looks at how he killed, how he was able to get away with it for so long, and - most important of all - why.

Serial Killers

Shocking, Gripping True Crime Stories of the Most Evil Murderers

Author: Brian Innes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786488981

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 6221

The Terrifying Story of the Most Monstrous Serial Killers through History. Serial Killers are the most notorious and disturbing of all criminals, representing the very darkest side of humanity. Yet they endlessy fascinate and continue to capture the public's attention with their strange charisma and deadly deeds. From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy and the Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, these killers transfix us with their ability to commit utterly savage acts of cruelty and depravity. Only with modern police detection methods and psychological profiling, have these figures that have existed throughout human history finally been identified in the deadliest category: serial killers. These methods, the killers' characters and their crimes are described here in fascinating and terrifyingly gripping detail. The whole history of serial killers is brought to life in 50 chapters, including: Herman Webster Mudget, Devil in the White City John Christie, 10 Rillington Place murders Zodiac Killer Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, The Moors Murderers Ted Bundy Fred and Rosemary West Jeffrey Dahmer Aileen Wuornos Harold Shipman, Dr Death

Killer Connection (A Hawaii Mystery Novelette)

Author: R. Barri Flowers

Publisher: R. Barri Flowers


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 645

From award winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder in Hawaii Mysteries comes a gripping Maui mystery suspense novelette, Killer Connection. Honolulu fashion designer Kiyoshi Yoshida had just gone through the worst year of her life after losing her twin brother and husband, costing Kiyoshi nearly everything she held most dear. In what still gave Kiyoshi chills of disbelief, her brother Sergio Matsuko, one time dedicated and decorated homicide detective for the Honolulu Police Department, had stunned nearly everyone who knew him by being identified as the Aloha Black Scarf Killer, a serial killer who had raped and murdered seven women, before committing suicide in a house fire. Seeking to escape the notoriety, Kiyoshi relocated to Maui, hoping to somehow reclaim her life while working as a saleswoman in an upscale clothing store. Connor Jansen, a bestselling true crime writer, tracked down Kiyoshi, hoping to get information on Matsuko for his latest book on the notorious island serial killer. Using a pseudonym, Connor worms his way into Kiyoshi’s life, only to have second thoughts about his deception. In the meantime, a killer has been watching Kiyoshi, waiting for the right time to add her to her list of victims. Bonus material includes excerpts from R. Barri Flowers’ bestselling Hawaii mystery novels, Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai; as well as a glitzy contemporary suspense novelette, Kaanapali Beach Paradise.

The Subject of Murder

Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Author: Lisa Downing

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600368X

Category: True Crime

Page: 232

View: 7666

The subject of murder has always held a particular fascination for us. But, since at least the nineteenth century, we have seen the murderer as different from the ordinary citizen—a special individual, like an artist or a genius, who exists apart from the moral majority, a sovereign self who obeys only the destructive urge, sometimes even commanding cult followings. In contemporary culture, we continue to believe that there is something different and exceptional about killers, but is the murderer such a distinctive type? Are they degenerate beasts or supermen as they have been depicted on the page and the screen? Or are murderers something else entirely? In The Subject of Murder, Lisa Downing explores the ways in which the figure of the murderer has been made to signify a specific kind of social subject in Western modernity. Drawing on the work of Foucault in her studies of the lives and crimes of killers in Europe and the United States, Downing interrogates the meanings of media and texts produced about and by murderers. Upending the usual treatment of murderers as isolated figures or exceptional individuals, Downing argues that they are ordinary people, reflections of our society at the intersections of gender, agency, desire, and violence.

Der Trümmermörder


Author: Cay Rademacher

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832186409

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8519

Kommissar Staves erster Fall Hamburg 1947: Die Stadt liegt in Trümmern, und es ist einer der kältesten Winter des Jahrhunderts. Die Menschen versuchen irgendwie zu überleben. Da wird mitten in der Trümmerlandschaft eine Leiche entdeckt: eine junge Frau, nackt, kein Hinweis auf den Mörder. Oberinspektor Stave hat kaum Hoffnung, den Fall aufzuklären, auch wenn ihm Lothar Maschke von der Sitte und Lieutenant MacDonald von der britischen Verwaltung zur Seite gestellt werden. Bald werden weitere Tote entdeckt, und Stave ist für jede Hilfe dankbar, die er auf der Suche nach einem grausamen Mörder bekommt. Cay Rademacher lässt in einem hochspannenden authentischen Kriminalfall das Hamburg des Hungerwinters 1946/47 lebendig werden.


The Story of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness in the Moors Murders Case

Author: David Smith,Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Mainstream

ISBN: 9781845967390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 9575

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 almost 45 years, 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 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.

Bodies of Evidence

The fascinating world of forensic science and how it helped solve more than 100 true crimes

Author: Brian Innes

Publisher: Amber Books Ltd

ISBN: 1908273925

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 2946

Bodies of Evidence is an informative examination of the science of criminal investigation. It is packed with intriguing case histories involving a variety of forensic evidence and chronicles the role of those who have made the most significant contributions to the fields of toxicology, serology, fingerprinting, forensic ballistics and psychological profiling. If you enjoyed Gone Girl, you'll like discovering how forensic science really works.

Life Means Life

Jailed Forever: True Stories of Britain's Most Evil Killers

Author: Nick Appleyard

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1843589613

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 9702

From sex-crazed fiends to cold-eyed professional assassins, only those convicted of the most terrible murders are told they will die behind bars.This book tells the stories of those most depraved killers whose crimes outraged society and demanded the harshest penalty available to a British court. Among a UK prison population of close to 100,000, fewer than 40 men and women have been told they will end their days in a prison cell. They range from men who crossed continents to slay youngsters, to contract killers who relished their grisly calling. Some planned their killings in a sick and sadistic manner, others killed in an unanticipated explosion of rage, lust, greed or jealously. But whatever their crime, whatever their motive, each of these beasts has one thing in common: they are the most evil people in our prison system. A graphic and harrowing read, this book is the first ever to bring together the case histories of every full-term lifer in Britain's jails. It offers never-before-published information about these extraordinary offenders. Police, lawyers and the relatives of the victims and killers all describe how the truth behind these awful crimes was pieced together and those responsible were brought to justice to face the harshest punishment. These are the 36 monsters deemed beyond redemption, who by their own hands forfeited the right to live among us, forever. These are the killers whose crimes were such that society demanded that ...LIFE MEANS LIFE!



Author: Christopher Reich


ISBN: 9783404164318


Page: 589

View: 921

Eine Lawine in den Schweizer Alpen reisst Jonathan Ransom und seine Frau Emma in die Tiefe. Jonathan überlebt, Emma verschwindet spurlos. Sie wird für tot erklärt. In einem Schliessfach entdeckt Jonathan Beweise dafür, dass seine Frau seit Jahren ein Doppelleben führt. Je mehr er über ihre geheime Identität erfährt, desto weniger glaubt er, dass sie wirklich tot ist.

The Big Screen

The Story of the Movies

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466827718

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

View: 6213

The Big Screen tells the enthralling story of the movies: their rise and spread, their remarkable influence over us, and the technology that made the screen—smaller now, but ever more ubiquitous—as important as the images it carries. The Big Screen is not another history of the movies. Rather, it is a wide-ranging narrative about the movies and their signal role in modern life. At first, film was a waking dream, the gift of appearance delivered for a nickel to huddled masses sitting in the dark. But soon, and abruptly, movies began transforming our societies and our perceptions of the world. The celebrated film authority David Thomson takes us around the globe, through time, and across many media—moving from Eadweard Muybridge to Steve Jobs, from Sunrise to I Love Lucy, from John Wayne to George Clooney, from television commercials to streaming video—to tell the complex, gripping, paradoxical story of the movies. He tracks the ways we were initially enchanted by movies as imitations of life—the stories, the stars, the look—and how we allowed them to show us how to live. At the same time, movies, offering a seductive escape from everyday reality and its responsibilities, have made it possible for us to evade life altogether. The entranced audience has become a model for powerless and anxiety-ridden citizens trying to pursue happiness and dodge terror by sitting quietly in a dark room. Does the big screen take us out into the world, or merely mesmerize us? That is Thomson's question in this grand adventure of a book. Books about the movies are often aimed at film buffs, but this passionate and provocative feat of storytelling is vital to anyone trying to make sense of the age of screens—the age that, more than ever, we are living in.



Author: Jed Rubenfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453265448

Category: Debutantes

Page: 527

View: 6121

New York 1909. Der berühmte Sigmund Freud trifft in der Metropole ein, er wurde von der Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, zu einer Vorlesungsreihe über Psychonanalyse eingeladen, begleitet von C.G. Jung. Freud wird in den USA angefeindet, er hat aber auch begeisterte Anhänger wie den jungen Kollegen Stratham Younger. Zeitgleich treibt in New York ein Frauenmörder sein Unwesen. ... Younger soll durch eine Analyse die Hintergründe des Verbrechens klären. Er bittet den grossen Meister um Hilfe - mit unerwarteten Ergebnissen.

Witness (later issued as Evil Relations)

The Story of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness in the Moors Murders Case

Author: David Smith,Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845968158

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8579

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 almost 45 years, 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 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.