PETER MANUEL SERIAL KILLER

Author: MacLeod (Hector) & McLeod (Malcolm)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Mainstream
Edition Details: 1st p/b edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781845965723
Price: 15.00
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Paperback. The fully documented life and crimes of Peter Manuel. Peter Manuel was an icy-eyed psychopath and sexual predator, a petty thief and a relentless liar given to violent and uncontrollable rages. His unprecedented crimes presented the Scottish police and public with a new sort of criminal: the ruthless serial killer. Branded 'the Beast of Birkenshaw', Manuel was hanged at the age of 31, convicted of 7 murders but suspected of many more. Using the cover of darkness and skills he had learned as a housebreaker, he slew his victims as they lay sleeping in bed. Others, young girls picked up in lonely places, were strangled or savagely beaten to death. Right up to his final arrest, he played a taunting game with the police, mocking their bungling attempts to stop him and continuing to kill with impunity - that is until he was trapped by his own vanity and arrogance. This definitive biography, containing much new information, recounts Manuel's chilling story from his birth in the USA to the moment the hangman's rope snapped his spine in Glasgow's notorious Barlinnie Prison. Illus. + Dramatis Personae and Bibliog. 381pp. p/back. F. with no creasing to covers.

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