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Monday, April 18, 2016

Review: Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders

Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors Murders by Fred Harrison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: BRADY AND HINDLEY: GENESIS OF THE MOOR MURDERS by Fred Harrison

More than six decades ago, a young man of Scottish birth, exiled to Manchester, in whom sociopathic tendencies already flowered, met a girl from Gorton at his workplace. He couldn't love her (forever after he referred to her as "the girl"), but he did perceive a kindred soul. She chauffeured him, he introduced her to pantheism and to the force he selfishly served, "The Face of Death."

They were Ian Stewart Brady and Myra Hindley, and they were killers. They are also icons of evil.

Author Fred Harrison, a journalist and economist, repeatedly interviewed Brady in the 1980's. His account, originally published in 1986, is here updated with a new introduction. This book is not pleasure reading, but I think its narrative is significant in terms of history and criminal psychology.

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