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James Fairweather: Britain's Youngest Serial Killer

(Homicide True Crime Cases #5)

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James Fairweather, 15, Britain's youngest serial killer would have continued to hunt random victims had it not been for an observant dog walker. Eerily, she was also Fairweather's third intended victim. Fueled by the grief of his grandmother's passing and anger from being picked on at school, Fairweather turned to violent video games, horror movies, and pornography to ...more
Kindle Edition, 116 pages
Published June 18th 2016 by RJ Parker Publishing
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Lyn
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book wasn't as exciting as it sounds, at least for me.
I was expecting a lot more details about James Fairweather and his crimes, and I was also kind of assuming that the author had personally worked on the James Fairweather case, but he just researched it. That led to him giving his own opinions about what could have been done and how we should feel, which would have been completely fine with me if he had just said everything once, maybe twice, but he repeated the same things over and over,
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Lee Husemann
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When you look at James Fairweather's picture, he looks like a normal, clean-cut teenager, which we definitely was not. James was into violent video games and blamed voices in his dead telling him to kill the random victims he chose. There were many red flags that should have been investigated especially when he kept telling people that he wanted to be a murderer. Chris Swinney does an excellent job detailing the life and crimes of James Fairweather. I highly recommend this book.
Kimberly Jackson
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Chris is one of my favorite TC authors. This book is short, sweet and the details are great. James was a very lonely teenage boy who wanted attention. Innocent people were taken away for no reason. A must read
Linda Morgan
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very important insight

Thank you for pointing out some very information regarding the juveniles in this country and others have. I too believe that children of today spend far too much time on social media and video games. The ability for todays children to socialize is diminishing. This book should be read by those with teenagers so they may look at their own children.
Jlsimon
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, true-crime
This book discusses not just the actions of one young man, but societies contribution to the actions of this young man and all of the youth in western society. The truth is, as this author points out, we are appalled by the behaviors but do nothing to change the factors that are creating a society of individuals that do not feel the consequences of their behavior.

This is not to say I believe James Fairweather or even that the author is saying James is not responsible for his actions. But the
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Bettye McKee
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-crime-books
Could this boy have been saved?

The story of James Fairweather is a tragedy in so many ways. It is a tragedy that a teenager wasted his life, threw it away, to pursue the thrill he got from committing cold-blooded murder. It is a tragedy that James Attfield was asleep beside the river, doing no harm to anyone, when a teenager searching for a victim stumbled upon him. It is a tragedy that Nahid Almanea was walking alone on a path, doing no harm to anyone, when she was stalked, attacked and
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Kimberly
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book

Chris is one of my favorite TC authors. This book is short, sweet and the details are great. James was a very lonely teenage boy who wanted attention. Innocent people were taken away for no reason. A must read
Lisa-Jaine
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Short, precise and well researched. I'd not heard about James Fairweather before this case and his attitude and lack of remorse are chilling.
Vicky Carruth
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
James Fairweather.. Serial Killer at 15



The crimes in this book are fairly recent! On March 29, 2014, James Attfield was brutally stabbed to death. On June 17, 2014, Nahid Almanea met the same fate! At first the 2 crimes did not seem related. The only similarity being that they were both stabbed! What was discovered in the end though shocked just about everyone! Both crimes were committed by 15 yr old James Fairweather! It's hard to believe that a 15 yr old could have so much hate in his heart..(
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Anne Holmes
Jun 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Misleading title

This author keeps referring to this James Fairweather as a serial killer, presumably to make his book sound more interesting.He is not! According to Wikapedia, a serial killer is someone who has killed 3 or more people.
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May 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
The author repeated just about everything at least 3 times. He did not give a lot of motivation for the crimes, not did he develop ideas very well. Similar to reading a high school paper in which the student repeats to get a page count.
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C. L. Swinney is the author of eleven international best-selling true crime books and a best-selling Crime Fiction series. As a narcotic detective who assisted in several homicide investigations over the last 17 years, he brings his tenacious investigative techniques to the stories he writes. According to his latest Kirkus Review, he gives victims in the true crime books he writes a voice...which ...more

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