What was most interesting was the opinion that each of these men had about each other and how closely their lives could have been involved The saddest aspect of these cases was Tim Evans the husband of one of Cristie s victims and the father of another a man who became a victim of Christie The three British serial killers were caught and executed after WWII 1946 1953 and although covered in the past the book tells us that new material has been released I had no previous knowledge of the three murderers Neville Heath John George Haig or John Christie so Frenzy for me was new informationI found it thought provoking that the chaos and savagery of war had desensitised people and in many ways cheapened human life Another side of war I would imagine is not even thought about by manyWhen you read or hear news like this I think it crosses your mind how the perpetrators can be so distanced and seemingly unaffected by what they ve done I ve always thought there must be mental illness or a chemical imbalance It was interesting to read the murderers had in common domineering fathers and were psychologically able to compartmentalise their lives. We live in a twenty four hour television news and internet culture Events are on air and online within hours sometimes minutes or seconds This is especially true when it comes to cases of murder the dark fascination and sensational details of these extraordinary actions and sad misfortunes keep viewers and surfers gripped This appetite has in turn encouraged the tabloid press Pages and pages are devoted to gruesome stories sometimes with a level of detail that is truly
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same timeI think book will appeal to people who are not only interesting in criminal or reportingnewspaper history but also to those interested in family historyplaces where there families livedThe introduction asks based on the level of detail reported in newspapers Just how did we get to this incredible level and detail of murder coverage and my response is to fulfil the needs of what the public wantsI would like to thank the publisher Preface Publishing for providing me with a copy to review Interesting and well written take on three ofThe Same TimeI Think
The Most Notorious British Serial Killers Of The 20th Centurymost notorious British serial killers of the 20th century Root s writing has a novel like uality and he communicates a real sense of time and place Heath and Haigh were passing auaintances but the main thing these murderers had in common was that they operated in the 1940s I found the role of the newspaper media in telling the stories of these men really fascinating One minor uibble I wish writers would learn the difference between supine and prone if a body in lying in the prone position it s face down while supine is on its back. Verage finds its roots with these three men whom the crime historian Donald Thomas called the 'Postwar Psychopaths' Their crimes were the first to generate a tabloid frenzy the like of which is all around us today It was not only the murderers who captured the public's imagination It was the detectives who hunted them down the udiciary who tried them and the man who executed them the legendary hangman Albert PierrepointThis book tells down the udiciary who tried them and the man who executed them the legendary hangman Albert PierrepointThis book tells stories of these three infamous serial killers against the backdrop of the tabloid frenzy that surrounded them. ,
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DO LOOK FOR REASONSI WAS INTRIGUED BY THE PREMISElook for reasonsI was intrigued by the premise news coverage of murder finds its roots with these three men Certainly there are payments made from the press to help the murderers out when they re on the run The book highlights the power of the media choosing what they published knowing what the public wanted to increase sales and the parts they playedThe murders did change laws on how the media covered such crimes and the killers were paid for their stories while they were in custody so their families benefited after they were executedOur udiciary system flaws were highlighted by the mistaken execution of Timothy Evans what use a pardon after taking a lifeI
WAS SURPRISED TO SEE ONE OFsurprised to see one of s murders took place in Bournemouth where I live I can 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, just imagine the panic and fear of residents in 1946 at Branksome Chine I feel I mightust have a look through old newspapers in the library Frenzy is not a bland read It is well written in the third person The biographies read like stories and it is interesting to read about the investigations In places the author crosses over stories ie whi. The second half of the twentieth century that murder began saturating front pages and making these monsters what we today recognise as modern celebritiesIt was three serial killers caught and executed in the few years after the end of the Second World War who precipitated a of furore never seen before Neville Heath a 'charming' sadist who killed two women; John George Haigh the Bath Killer who killed between six and nine men and women; and John Christie the ineffectual necrophile who killed between six and eight women The modern news co.