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Description - Fred And Rose by Howard Sounes

The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife.During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather. What was left of Fred West's eight-year-old stepdaughter was dug up from under the Wests' previous Gloucester home; his first wife and nanny were buried in open country outside the city. Several victims had been decapitated and dismembered, their remains showing signs of sexual torture. These twelve are just the ones the police found when the Wests were arrested in 1994. There may be more whose bones have not been located.Howard Sounes broke the first major story about the Wests as a journalist, and covered the murder trial of Rosemary West, before writing this , the classic book about the case. Beginning with Fred's and Rose's bizarre childhoods, Sounes charts their lives and crimes in forensic detail, creating a fascinating and truly frightening account of a marriage soaked in blood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751513226
ISBN-10: 0751513229
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 26mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 7-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Howard Sounes

Howard Sounes was the journalist who broke the story of the Wests in the Daily Mirror in 1994. After writing Fred & Rose, he went on to write a number of books about the arts, sport and literature.

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