Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders - Paul Harrison Reviews
Description:ISBN 0751540242 / Genre: Biography / Author: Paul Harrison, David Wilson / Paperback / 320 Pages / Book is published 2008-03-20 by Sphere ... more
Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders - Paul Harrison ... / The murder of five women in late 2006 shocked the nation and kept many of us glued to our TV screens, horrified by the unfolding tragedy. For the quiet town of Ipswich it was fifty days of fear and soul searching, from the disappearance of the first victim to the dramatic arrest of the lead suspect, Steve Wright. Journalist Paul Harrison and Professor of Criminology David Wilson arrived in Ipswich just as the first body was discovered. Their on-the-scene access, and Professor Wilson's first-hand experience as a profiler, meant that they were first to put forward the explosive theory that a serial killer was at large. In Hunting Evil, Harrison and Wilson take the reader to the heart of the story. Both visited the sites where the killer disposed of his victims' bodies; both walked the red light area of Ipswich; and both talked to those closest to the victims. They explore the reasons why someone will kill and kill again, and perhaps most important of all explain how serial killers target the must vulnerable in our society, and what can be done to make our communities safer for everyone.
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by - written on 04/04/08 (Very useful, 193 readings)
The nation was shocked when five women working as prostitutes in Ipswich were murdered in a short space of time and we breathed a collective sigh of relief as Steve Wright was captured and convicted of these crimes. I picked up this book hoping to learn more about what happened and especially what type of man is capable of committing such brutality against others. I was to be disappointed. This book is written by Paul Harrison, a Sky TV journalist who claimed to break the story of the murders in Ipswich and David Wilson who is claimed to be the UK's number one expert on serial killers. I don't watch Sky TV so I didn't realise until reading that Wilson was in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/04/08 (Very useful, 111 readings)
I find a certain fascination in true crime books so a quick glance along my bookshelf will reveal books about the Yorkshire Ripper, Harold Shipman and Fred and Rosemary West so I guess it was inevitable that sooner or later I would buy a book about Steve Wright - the so-called 'Suffolk Strangler'. Perhaps it was even more likely because I also happen to live just outside Ipswich so have a knowledge of many of the areas where he was operating. Add to that an interest in psychology and you can perhaps understand why I bought a copy of Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders last week almost as soon as it hit the shelves. Hunting Evil is written by Sky ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/05/08 (Very useful, 301 readings)
I have an interest in serial killers and as I know Ipswich very well I, like most of the nation, watched in growing horror and panic as body after body was discovered in late 2006. Once Steve Wright was arrested and charged the media rightly ceased reporting on him and his alleged crimes, with interest only slightly resuming after his guilty verdict and whole life tariff sentence. I was curious though, I was obviously glad the beast was safely incarcerated but I felt I wanted to know a little more about the women he murdered and I especially wanted to find out just why he went on this sudden vendetta against the prostitutes he himself used. Hunting Evil: ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/08/10 (Useful, 14 readings)
I vividly remember watching the case unfold on Sky news, and like the rest of the nation, being horrified at what was happening to some of the working girls of Ipswich. For someone that has a general interest in real life crime, this book is an excellent read. It's not dramatised or full of headline grabbing captions, it's told in a factual way by two of the people involved in the case. Paul Harrison is one of the journalists that was first to report on the case, while David Wilson is a leading expert on serial killers. One thing that they both deserve a lot of credit for is that they manage to tell the story of what has happened, whilst at the same time ... Read the complete review