The Cromwell Street Murders: The Detective’s Story by John Bennett with Graham Gardner lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Sutton Publishing, 2005, Paperback.
First in this, paperback, edition. Cover illustration: Fred and Rose West / Policeman guarding 25 Cromwell Street. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Plans;
From the cover: THE STORY OF SERIAL KILLERS FRED AND ROSE WEST is infamous, as is the house of horrors 25 Cromwell Street where they buried many of their victims. What is less well known are the events of the investigation itself: the struggle to link Rose to the murders, the media interest which almost ruined the case for her prosecution, and the problems faced by a rural police force who had to deal with one of most notorious murder cases of the twentieth century.
For the first time retired DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT JOHN BENNETT QPM, the officer who was in charge of the investigation, together with BBC JOURNALIST GRAHAM GARDNER, reveals the drama, frustration, betrayal, blackmail, effort, tenacity and sheer heroism that turned the investigation into one of the saddest chapters in criminal history.
The arrest of the Wests was just the beginning. Fred admitted to some of the murders but insisted he had committed them alone. It was only the determination of the investigating officers which ensured that charges were laid against Rose. But when Fred committed suicide the Crown Prosecution Service, unconvinced that there was a case against her, considered withdrawing the charges. If that had happened, Rose West would today be free to walk the streets.
Very Good. Final page has a crease otherwise a very well presented copy.
346 pages. Index. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my True Crime category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!