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Fred And Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors

Howard Sounes

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True crime, Prose: non-fiction

An account of the serial murders at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, based on interviews with relatives and friends of Fred and Rose West.

This was the bland semi-detached home of Fred and Rose West, and the guardian of their incredible secret: the remains of nine young women - many of them dismembered, decapitated and showing evidence of sexual torture - were buried under its cellar, bathroom floor and garden. The remains of Fred's eight-year-old stepdaughter were under the extention of a nearby house; his first wife and nanny were buried in windswpet fields some miles away. There are undoubtedly many other victims whose fates may never be known.

Yet Fred and Rose West, who committed at least nine of these murders together, continued to preserve the fa ade of normal married life. Friends and neighbours considered thema loving if somewhat eccentric couple, and their crimes went undetected for over twenty years.

Powerful, authoritative, irresistibly compelling, FRED AND ROSE documents the lives and crimes of the most notorious murderers in Britain's recent's criminal history, and offers completely new insights into these strange and tragic events.

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Howard Sounes

Howard Sounes is known for writing detailed and revelatory biographies of a wide range of extraordinary personalities, including the murderers Fred and Rosemary West (Fred & Rose), the American author Charles Bukowski (Locked in the Arms of a Crazy Life), and the musicians Bob Dylan (Down the Highway) and Paul McCartney (Fab). Each book is based on extensive original research. For more information visit

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