Tag: True Crime

“Dark Valleys” by Gary Dobbs

“Dark Valleys” by Gary Dobbs

Subtitle: Foul Deeds Among the South Wales Valleys 1845-2016

Genre: True Crime

True crime lovers should really like this book. The author has compiled all the murders committed in South Wales for the years 1845-2016. I found this book so fascinating that I nearly read it all in one sitting. The perpetrators in these cases are male and female, young and old, British and foreigners. The author also notes the forensic techniques used in these cases and points out the development of the science over the period. It seems wrong somehow to say that I enjoyed this book, but I found it fascinating and the author’s writing style was very engaging. Overall, a job well done!

Alinefromabook’s rating: 4-star-rating   4 stars!

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“London Underground Serial Killer” by Geoff Platt

“London Underground Serial Killer” by Geoff Platt

Genre: True Crime

Kieran Kelly was a prolific serial killer who murdered at least 31 people in London over a 30-year period. He was a vagrant and often in prison on charges of drunkenness or theft. His career as a murderer began in 1953, with the murder of his best friend, and continued until 1983 when he was charged with the murder of a cell-mate. Kelly was more than willing to tell the police about his murders, after all they were a source of pride for him and he liked to brag. Geoff Platt spent months with Kelly, starting in 1983, investigating his claims. In the end, he was sentenced to life in prison and that is where he died.

Geoff Platt has carefully recounted the life of Kieran Kelly, from his boyhood in Dublin to his final arrest in London, and the intensive police investigation into his murders. He details for readers Kelly’s methods and his motives. I found this account to be well researched and a very thorough presentation of the facts concerning this man’s heinous crimes.

Alinefromabook’s rating:  3-5-star-rating  3.5 stars!

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