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The Lost British Serial Killer

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Peter Tobin was already serving a life sentence for murder when he was charged with the murder of two young women - Vicky Hamilton and Dina McNichol, in November 2007. Both girls went missing in 1991. Their bodies were discovered by police in 50 Irvine Drive, Margate - where Tobin once lived. In their new true crime investigation, Paul Harrison and Professor David Wilson e ...more
Paperback, 273 pages
Published 2010 by Sphere
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teleri llinos
Sep 16, 2015 teleri llinos rated it it was ok
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Mark Simmons
Mar 14, 2017 Mark Simmons rated it liked it
An interesting theory, well researched, balanced, and compelling, but ultimately frustrated by a lack of comment by Tobin on any crime other than his last one, never mind the lack of any hard forensic evidence to connect him with the Bible John murders. Worth reading for the main author's insight into the psychology of such killers, his balanced view of how effective profiling really is in contributing to solving cold cases, and honesty in letting the reader decide if his theory is correct. Pers ...more
Helen
Mar 06, 2017 Helen rated it really liked it
Interesting if unpleasant. We love unsolved mysteries, and there is certainly enough food for thought here to wonder whether Peter Tobin can be identified with "Bible John" or not. In favour, the Glasgow connection, the apparent stopping of "Bible John"'s activities (coinciding with Peter Tobin's known absence from Glasgow and his imprisonment), various other circumstantial things. Against, lack of specific evidence, contradictions in eyewitness accounts, some differences in MO, some lack of cla ...more
Martin Sharp
Dec 13, 2016 Martin Sharp rated it it was amazing
I was fascinated with the Tobin story from the moment it hit the headlines. Whilst stopping short of naming him as Bible John the book does point out the large number of comparisons between those murders and the ones Tobin was convicted of.
Definitely, in my opinion, the definitive text on both Tobin and Bible John
Bella
Feb 17, 2014 Bella rated it really liked it
A really interesting, gripping true crime book. It was very factual and informative, but the authors did push their opinion on the reader a bit. I did enjoy it though, and would be interested to read more by these authors.
Amy victoria
Sep 06, 2012 Amy victoria rated it it was amazing
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I actually really enjoyed this i thought i'd hate it, but it was written really well and i quickly got into it, it was really interesting though sick in places
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Sep 01, 2014 Sezza Hyde rated it really liked it
Very interesting and had me really gripped.. Prof Wilson is a very clever guy. I have a lot of time and respect for him.
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David Wilson is Professor of Criminology and founding Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University – one of the university’s “research centres of excellence”. He is the co-Editor of the prestigious Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, which is produced five times per year. Prior to taking up his academic appointment in September 1997, David was Senior Policy Advisor ...more
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