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Babes In The Wood - Graham Bartlett W/ Peter James (44)

  • ISBN: ‎ 9781529025569
  • Publisher: ‎ Pan (February 20, 2020)
  • Print: ‎ 336 pages




Both gripping police procedural and an insight into the motivations of a truly evil man, Babes in the Wood by Graham Bartlett with Peter James is a fascinating account of what became a thirty-two year fight for justice.

On 9 October 1986, nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway went out to play on their Brighton estate. They would never return home; their bodies discovered the next day concealed in a local park. This devastating crime rocked the country.

With unique access to the officers charged with catching the killer, former senior detective Graham Bartlett and bestselling author Peter James tell the compelling inside story of the investigation as the net tightens around local man Russell Bishop. The trial that follows is one of the most infamous in the history of Brighton policing – a shock result sees Bishop walk free.

Three years later, Graham is working in Brighton CID when a seven-year-old girl is abducted and left to die. She survives . . . and Bishop’s name comes up as a suspect. Is history repeating itself? Can the police put him away this time, and will he ever be made to answer for his past horrendous crimes?



Graham Bartlett is the author of the Sunday Times Top Ten Best Seller DEATH COMES KNOCKING: Policing Roy Grace’s Brighton which he wrote with internationally acclaimed crime writer Peter James. He is also a police procedural advisor to best selling crime fiction writers and TV drama makers.


Peter James is a UK No. 1 bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. With a total of 17 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 20 million copies to date, and has been translated into 37 languages.

Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career – which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over 40 awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award, Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger and a BAFTA nomination for The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons for which he was an Executive Producer. Many of Peter’s novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.

Visit Peter James www.peterjames.com




REVIEW:
This is another loaner from a friend and coworker. We share a love for reading true crime. This was a story I had no familiarity with, so I was eager to learn what happened.
It was a sad story of injustice for over three decades. Those poor little girls. It was slow-paced, the writing. But the story itself, I was so mad at the police and the justice system that I had to walk away from the book a few times. I have children. I couldn't imagine what those people went through for 31 years because of this monster.
I think I need a break from true crime for a minute. It's always tough when the stories involve kids.


3/5




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