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Man in Black, The - Peter Moore - Wales' Worst Serial Killer By Dylan Rhys Jones

Man in Black, The - Peter Moore - Wales' Worst Serial Killer by Dylan Rhys Jones

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The true story of former criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones' experience of defending Rhyl serial killer Peter Moore, found guilty in 1996 of murdering four men and seriously assaulting many more, and referred to by the judge when sentencing as "as dangerous a man as it is possible to find". -- Y Lolfa

Man in Black, The - Peter Moore - Wales' Worst Serial Killer Summary

Man in Black, The - Peter Moore - Wales' Worst Serial Killer by Dylan Rhys Jones

The true story of former criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones' experience of defending Rhyl serial killer Peter Moore, found guilty in 1996 of murdering four men and seriously assaulting man y more, and referred to by the judge when sentencing as as dangerous a man as it is possible to find. -- Welsh Books Council

Man in Black, The - Peter Moore - Wales' Worst Serial Killer Reviews

Written by former criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones, this is the true story of his experience of defending Rhyl serial killer Peter Moore, known as 'The Man in Black', who was found guilty in 1996 of murdering four men in North Wales and seriously assaulting over 30 more over a 20-year period. In his concluding remarks while sentencing Moore, Judge Mr Justice Maurice Kay referred to him as "as dangerous a man as it is possible to find" and recommended that he never be freed. Moore admitted the killings and described them in detail, but then changed his story, blaming someone else for the murders. As his brief, the author spent hours discussing with Moore his motivation for murder, his compulsion for the violent sexual assaults, his background, his plans for further murders, his involvement with a circle of friends in North Wales and Merseyside who had similar, strange sexual proclivities, and the overwhelming urge he felt to kill. An in-depth first-hand account of full and frank dealings with a particularly vicious individual who apparently gained pleasure from violence, and an insight into the professional and personal pressures suffered during the year-long process leading up to such a high-profile trial. The book also discusses its aftermath, including Jones' discussions with Moore regarding an appeal and about how he was coping in prison. He recalls one candid discussion when he asked Moore how it felt to kill someone, and the chilling reply he received. The book will reveal the stress of dealing with a large murder case, the complexity of a serial killers mind and the way a lawyer learns to deal with such an individual on a personal level. There is a very large and lucrative market for True Crime non-fiction the publics fascination with the sick or dangerously criminal mind never seems to wane. From Victorian penny dreadfuls via Truman Capotes In Cold Blood to continual revisitation of the stories of killers like Jack the Ripper, the Krays or Charles Manson, True Crime has consistently been a hugely bestselling genre, with works about serial killers being especially popular. "Humans are fascinated by evil," says bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin. "We wonder where it comes from and whether we ourselves could ever carry out such an act. There is a vicarious frisson the reader stands at the shoulder of monsters without being endangered." -- Y Lolfa

About Dylan Rhys Jones

Former criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones has also lectured on Ethics and the Law at medical conferences, and is a regular lecturer on CPD Welsh Baccalaureate courses. He is not only a marker and moderator for the WJEC Criminology examination, but was also co-writer of the examination as well as contributing to the inception, writing and thereafter presenting of the Criminal Justice and Offender Management foundation degree course at Coleg Cambria and Chester University. He is a regular contributor on radio news programmes and programmes about politics and the law and has also worked on numerous TV programmes. He is currently working on a TV documentary about the Peter Moore case.

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GOR011156898
9781912631278
191263127X
Man in Black, The - Peter Moore - Wales' Worst Serial Killer by Dylan Rhys Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Y Lolfa
2020-09-25
256
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