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Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders

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The Moors murders were carried out by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between July 1963 and October 1965, in and around what is now Greater Manchester, England. The victims were five children aged between 10 and 17—Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans—at least four of whom were sexually assaulted. The murders are so named because two o ...more
Paperback, 197 pages
Published 1994 by Harper Collins (first published 1986)
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May 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This book only really works is you know a *lot* about the Moor Murders already. I don't. I've heard of them, but barely know anything. This book isn't really about the crimes themselves, per say, but about the people involved. However, you can't basically exclude the murders when you are writing about murders. I understand not exploiting or sensationalizing crimes in these kinds of books, but it would have made things clearly if you even got a clear hint that they were, in fact, happening. There ...more
Lady ♥ Belleza
SPOILER ALERT If you never heard or read anything about the Moors Murders, there will be spoilers.

Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders

This is my first book about the Moors Murders, another reviewer said this book did not have much about the murders and that was a disappointment, because he didn't know much about them, seriously though, if you don't know anything about Ian and Myra, can you really call yourself a TC fan?

As the title says, this book is more about how Ian Brady became a
Darcia Helle
I read a lot of true crime, particularly older crimes, and the description for this one intrigued me. It's not quite what I expected, though, and consequently was not nearly as engaging as it could have been.

I knew virtually nothing about this case before reading this book. If, like me, you know nothing about these killers or the murders, you might want to read something more informative first. The author jumps in as if all his readers are familiar with the circumstances and the people involved
Apr 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Without sensationalising the whole moors murders too much, Fred Harrison manages to provide an intelligent and thought provoking account of what happended within the life and crimes of this murderous couple. At no point in the book does he delve into particularly graffic and unnecessary detail, but manages to still bring home the harrowing truth of the murders. His approach to the subject matter produces an indepth pschological viewpoint with his 'past & present' accounts of the couple. Fred Har ...more
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't really know how to describe it, but this book sort of passed me by a little bit. Feels shallow, brief and rushed, rather than the comprehensive work I had hoped for. Be warned also, that you only really take anything from the book if you already have detailed knowledge of the moors murderers - this is more like a thesis on the psychology of Ian Brady than an account of what happened.
 Reading Reindeer Cobwebbed

More than six decades ago, a young man of Scottish birth, exiled to Manchester, in whom sociopathic tendencies already flowered, met a girl from Gorton at his workplace. He couldn't love her (forever after he referred to her as "the girl"), but he did perceive a kindred soul. She chauffeured him, he introduced her to pantheism and to the force he selfishly served, "The Face of Death."

They were Ian Stewart Brady and Myra Hindl
Apr 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Brady & Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders by Fred Harrison is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late April.

This story is curiously short, morbid one - from the get-go, it's not apparent that Harrison takes the position as a first-person narrator, but he gradually explains that he's a prison counselor to Brady and that this book is an account of both Brady and Hindley's lives and the deaths of their victims. Harrison's slightly tabloid, slightly cautionary writing style has to be informed
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: criminal-justice
You can call them psychopaths. You can call them crazy. Still -after all these years- you can't make sense of their behaviour. What brought a young couple to commit such gruesome murders will probably remain beyond rational comprehension.
Great read.

Read more on The Serial Reader Blog.
Pete daPixie
Feb 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychotics
Born,bred and still living on 'The Moors', scene of the most vividly shocking murders in modern times in Britain.
Ian Brady, the psychotic/psychopath and his blond haired moll Myra Hindley freaked the nation in the 1960's as their crimes came to light.
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: true-crime
A good addition to the Moors Murderers bookshelf. Tells you the continuing story of Ian and Myra and the children they may have killed, if you can believe anything those two say.
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