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John Christie of Rillington Place
Author: Oates, Jonathan
Publication year: 2013
Media class: Paperback
Classification: B/CHRI
Publisher: Wharncliffe True Crime
ISBN: 9781781592885
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Many books have been written about the terrible murders at 10 Rillington Place but few of them have looked in depth at the either Christie or Evans using proper historical methodology. This author has done so, giving a real insight into the character of both. This is the strength of book. The weakness is that when it looks at the murders of Beryl and Geraldine Evans, the blame is firmly put on Timothy Evans but with no particularly convincing evidence to do so. Worth reading but not convincing on the Evans murders.
Alasdair MacCaluim
Glasgow - old
Sixty years ago, the discovery of bodies at 10 Rillington Place in Notting Hill, London, led to one of the most sensational, shocking and controversial serial murder cases in British criminal history u the case of John Christie. Much has been written about the Christie killings and the fate of Timothy Evans who was executed for murders Christie later confessed to u the story still provokes strong feeling and speculation. But most the books on the case have been compiled without the benefit of all the sources that are open to researchers, and they tend to focus on Evans in an attempt to clear him of guilt. And many simply repeat what has been said before. So a painstaking, scholarly reassessment of the evidence - and of ChristieAEs life - is overdue, and that is what Jonathan Oates provides in this gripping biography of a serial killer.
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