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The Hunt for the Silver Killer

David Collins

Published: 26th May 2022 Following a long investigation by the world-famous Sunday Times Insight team, David Collins tells the truly unique story of a string of murder-suicides in north-west England and poses the terrifying question: are they the work of a serial killer who has been operating undetected since the mid-nineties? In 1996 and 1999, two elderly couples died in the small town of Wilmslow, Cheshire. In each case the husband was blamed for turning berserk and killing his wife using a horrifying level of violence. The police failed to make a link between the deaths - despite the similarities. That might have been the end of the matter. But when two coroner's officers began to piece together the evidence, it revealed a pattern which may prove the existence of a sadistic attacker known as 'the silver killer'. Using interviews with dozens of witnesses, including police investigators, forensic and crime scene experts, coroner's officers and family members, the author pieces together the clues in an attempt to solve the mystery of what really happened. Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 9781398505346
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Our Curators said...

A true crime gem that makes a strong and unnerving case for a serial killer in the north of England – a psychopath so clever he has evaded detection for decades. Totally chilling and brilliantly written.

Janice Hallett

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'A book set to become a classic of the true crime genre. This is a page-turning thriller I couldn't put down.'

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'Astonishingly good, a true story that grips like the very best thriller - I defy anyone to put this down'

Peter James

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