* The definitive account of a national tragedy: by the journalist who broke the story and the UK's 'Number One Expert on Serial Killing' - with full details of the January 08 trial
The definitive account of a national tragedy: by the journalist who broke the story and the UK's 'Number One Expert on Serial Killing'
The murder of five women in late 2006 shocked the nation, keeping many of us glued to our TV screens as the story unfolded. A detailed and gripping account of the murders and their investigation, HUNTING EVIL will also provide full details of the trial. Paul Harrison - a highly respected Sky correspondent - and David Wilson - a leading Professor of Criminology - were working on the story right from the beginning. Both have unmatched access - Harrison through the contacts he developed whilst covering the murders (and now the trial), and Wilson through his extensive work with and writing about serial killers, and through his skills as a profiler. Both have visited the sites where the killer disposed of his victims' bodies; both have walked the red light area of Ipswich, and talked to countless young women involved in the sex industry; and both have well-developed police and prison contacts to take the reader to the heart of the story.
This book is a bold attempt to present complex criminological arguments in an accessible form. Its success sets an important marker for public criminology and makes this a landmark achievement - Jamie Bennett, Prison Service Journal
Paul was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and grew up in County Durham. This left him with an accent that people find trustworthy, surveys have confirmed. It also left him with an allegiance to Newcastle United football club. Newcastle won their last major trophy months before he was born. In bleak moments, he wonders if this is his fault.
After a degree in Southampton he worked in a variety of different jobs with mixed success. He's been a labourer for a roofer (rubbish), a labourer for a builder (he was keen, but rubbish), a waiter (really rubbish) and a barman (merely adequate). He's sold double glazing (rubbish), toys (not bad), and garden furniture (all right at that). Somehow he never got sacked-it must have been that trustworthy accent. Since then he's been a children's books editor (not bad at that, actually) and now he writes them for what may loosely be described as a living.
Paul lives with his wife and two children in West Sussex.