By John Bennett
November 2005 marks the 10th anniversary of the conviction of Rose West, presently serving ten lifestyles sentences for her half within the Cromwell highway murders. This booklet tells for the 1st time the tale from a police point of view. For ten years the officer answerable for the research, Detective Superintendent John Bennett QPM, has refused to inform his tale. Now, including BBC journalist Graham Gardner, he unearths the entire tale of ways the West's have been stuck, how the case used to be ready and the way it approximately didn't come to court docket. This e-book chronicles the jobs of these who introduced down of Britain's such a lot notorious killers, laying off mild at the genuine heroes of 1 of the saddest chapters of legal historical past. It explores the court docket strategies, the issues of Rose West's trial, her unsuccessful allure and the trouble of facing witnesses in this type of anxious case. On one point, this can be a tale of the triumph of excellent over evil; on one other it's a distinctive documentation of ways a homicide research rather works - the pressures, the dedication and the actual and emotional drain on those that perform this paintings.
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In the actual case the elder son faced trial proceedings much like those herein related. The actual judge pronounced on the real case exactly as quoted in my text. And the fantastic denouement of my story follows the actual. For the rest, this book is fiction. I trust it conveys the spirit, if not the letter, of the real-life drama. If my characters are fictionalized, so were those who played the leading roles on the stage of reality. And when it comes to public images, aren't we all? R. "Quahog Point" April 1959 ONLY IN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER 1 As someone once said, heredity deals the cards and environment plays the hand.