The Secret Serial Killer (Hardback)
The True Story of Kieran Kelly
As seen in the press...
As seen in The Irish Post, June 2019: 'New book throws up surprise twists in case of Kieran Kelly, Irishman reputed to have killed 31 people'.
On the evening of 21 August 1983, Metropolitan Police detectives raced to the cells of London’s Clapham Police Station to find a prisoner dead and his cellmate sat cross-legged and quiet in the corner.
Kieran Kelly, a labourer from Ireland, quickly confessed to strangling the prisoner – and then stunned officers by confessing to dozens of unreported and unsolved murders over the previous 30 years.
Detectives believed they were in the presence of Britain’s most prolific serial killer yet Kelly was convicted on just two of his admissions and his story went unnoticed until 2015, when a former police officer who worked on the case claimed the killer’s crimes were covered up by the British Government.
Strangulations, murders on the London Underground, an internal Metropolitan Police review – as the story’s elements whipped the international news media into a frenzy, journalist Robert Mulhern set off on a methodical search for the truth against the backdrop of an ever-increasing body count.
Could Kieran Kelly really have murdered 31 times?
Mulhern uncovers a Jekyll and Hyde personality along with a host of missing and inaccurate police files.Publishers Weekly
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