The Bus Stop Killer By Geoffrey Wansell

1563 WordsNov 25, 20167 Pages
Below is a review of The Bus Stop killer published by Penguin Books in 2011, written by Geoffrey Wansell. It recalls the eventful murders of Milly Dowler, Amélie Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell and the full life story of the serial killer Levi Bellfield. This book outlines the massive, tedious nine-year investigation by police and prosecutors into Levi Bellfield, his eventual arrest and trial. It tells of Bellfield’s controlling, terrifying personality – “a man who went from charming to monstrous in a blink of an eye” – and his depraved stalking of young women. Levi Bellfield is the only man in modern British legal history to be given two separate whole life sentences. Geoffrey Wansell is a London-based author and free-lance journalist of eight books including the official biography of Frederick West through exclusive access to tape recordings. He also published biographies, including the playwright Sir Terrence Ratigan, a book which was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize as the book of the year. Geoffrey Wansell has been a full-time writer for nearly 50 years. Ever since the genre of true crime began to rise in popularity in the United Kingdom, it was found that people find stories that include gorier details and more horrible acts of crime interesting as this seems to fascinate and excite the readers. This also meant that more true crime books of this kind were written to appeal to the audience. The genre become less of a way of informing the public of actual criminal
Open Document