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The Blackout Murders: The Compelling True Story

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In February 1942, a woman was found strangled in a London air raid shelter. Seven days later, the man dubbed as the 'Blackout Ripper' had struck six times, his crimes becoming more brutal at each turn. The killer left few clues in his bloody wake, until a slip up revealed his true identity, and shocked a city that thought it had seen it all.
Unknown Binding, 286 pages
Published March 31st 2008 by Not Avail (first published March 1st 2008)
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A book which tells the story of a serial killer during the blitz. Cummings was a trainee pilot in the RAF with a fake posh accent. His killings also took place over a short period of time, but because of a stupid mistake he was caught.
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I'm the author of six non-fiction books that deal with some of history's stranger episodes. Penguin will release my next book, HUMAN GAME, in October.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy reading (naturally), messing about on the piano, listening to classic British rock, and searching for good English pubs (I live in California, where such drinking establishments can sometimes be hard to find).

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