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The Lost Boy | Hardback

Released on 01 March 2007

Author: Duncan Staff | Format: Hardback

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A series of child-murders that took place in Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1960s shocked and scandalised the country. The two people responsible, Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, were tried in a sensational case and have become notorious as the human face of evil. It is a story that has captivated for forty years. Four children were murdered by Hindley and Brady, the body of one of their victims, Keith Bennett, has never been found. In "The Lost Boy", Duncan Staff has produced the nearest to a definitive book on the subject we will ever read. In 1999, Duncan Staff made a documentary on the Moors murders for BBC2. In the course of producing this programme he, as a matter of course, invited Myra Hindley to put across her side of the story. Much to his surprise, she agreed. What followed was a correspondence in which Hindley spoke candidly about some aspects of her crimes. The programme aired, concluding unquestioningly with a reaffirmation of her guilt. After her death, her estate sent Duncan Myra Hindley's unpublished papers - which proved a window into the disturbed world of Hindley and Brady.Drawing on this unique resource, and combined with extensive research, the co-operation of the families of the victims, the police and expert witnesses Duncan Staff has written this authoritative investigation into these infamous crimes. "The Lost Boy" is the compelling story of some of the twentieth-century's most notorious crimes. Duncan Staff has undertaken an exhaustive, and sensitive, exploration into all aspects of these murders and their long-felt aftermath. It also presents for the first time a compelling theory about the location of the final resting place of the Moors Murderers' last victim, Keith Bennett.

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 very good read

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One of the best books written on the moors murders,gives a better more detailed account of the murders which has not been done before, not on a morbid note just that because the murders have never been really described before it is not surprising that there were so many do gooders trying to forgive and forget,this book lets you see it for what it was on myra hindleys part cold cruel and calculated and makes you realise that she deserved the life sentence that she recieved along with ian brady she was not influenced she was just evil.

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Hindley's autobiography was obtained by the author before she died so there's lots more information in this book. Very up to date book including Hindley's last hours & death.
Very well done

AuthorDuncan Staff
PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd (United Kingdom)
Year2007
ISBN9780593056929
FormatHardback - 320 Pages