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Deviant: Jeremy Bamber And The White House Farm Murders by Paul Harrison

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Holly Goodhead:
http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Deviant-Paul-Harrison/9781904091929

"Penned by crime writer and former police officer Paul Harrison, Deviant is the only book on the subject written by someone in attendance at the 1986 trial of Jeremy Bamber, accused of murdering five members of his family in the dead of night at White House Farm in Essex.A culmination of three decades of research, in the course of this work the author has interviewed all the key investigative police officers and lawyers, and communicated with the convicted murderer and a number of his associates.The investigation has taken the author around the globe arousing a great deal of publicity and, in the process, antagonised the small band of fanatical supporters of the killer resulting in a number of death threats. The author has also incurred the displeasure of Essex Police, highlighting incompetence and internal subterfuge, issues which clearly hampered the prosecution of the crime.With startling evidence never before seen and a dramatic conclusion this, for the first time in print, is the real story of what happened the night three adults and two children were bludgeoned and shot to death at White House Farm."

About the Author

"A police officer covering three decades, Paul Harrison operated in a number of investigative roles and was for a time an undercover officer. He was one of the first in the UK to work closely with the FBI on psychological profiling and, as a result of further research, he has interviewed many serial killers and mass murderers across the globe, collating crime profiles on each one. Since retiring from the police he has become a crime writer and historian, a field in which he is highly regarded and through which he has become a popular speaker at police and crime writing conferences. He also acts as a media crime consultant working with authors and writers in creating police and crime storylines and is credited with creating professional personalities of some of the best known detectives on television.He has a number of books to his name including Dancing with the Devil, the story of Glasgow serial killer Bible John, and is currently working on a book covering the lives and psychology of killers he has interviewed and another featuring some of the worst inmates of Wakefield's notorious prison.Away from a life of police and crime, he is an ardent football supporter and suffers the travails of his hometown club, Leeds United."


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Angelo222:
We have heard all this baloney before in other real life cases as book sales is the name of the game.

One observation, the three adults and two children were not bludgeoned and shot to death at White House Farm so nil ponts to Waterstones for the intro...bad start!!



http://www.waterstones.com/book/deviant/paul-harrison/9781904091929

Holly Goodhead:
I would strongly recommend anyone intending to read 'Deviant' also reads Paul Harrison's book:

"The Cupboard Under the Stairs: A Boy Trapped in Hell..."

It is available as an e-book from Amazon using their free reading app: Whispernet:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Cupboard-Under-Stairs-Trapped/dp/1845967895

I would describe the book as a sort of auto-biography.  Two things stood out for me.  Firstly Paul tells how he failed his maths CSE exam at school and also the police entrance exams as he struggled with maths.  Lots of people struggle with maths so nothing particularly significant in this.  However Paul then goes on to describe all sorts of horrors with his family, school teachers, employers, and just about everyone he ever encounters.  This ranges from claims of serious abuse to being beaten up senseless by absolute strangers for no apparent reason.  I found myself coming back to one recurring question, based on the laws of probability what are the statistical chances of all this happening to one seemingly average guy born in Carlisle in 1959 and bred in the UK? 

Secondly it appears his police career wasn't plain sailing.  As I said he failed his entrance exams circa 1977 but his father, also a serving officer, apparently pulled a few strings.  He then details roles of dog handler, armed officer on nuclear convoy escort duties (he was firearm trained) and undercover intelligence officer dealing with football hooliganism.  Apparently his last months of active service, circa 1997, were littered with confrontations with senior police officers and those in authority.  After sustaining injuries while on duty that caused  him to be classed as 'disabled' he was forced into a period of rehabilitation.  He suffered damage to his knees from which he would never fully recover.  Although he doesn't say how this damage occurred.  Apparently the official line from the police was that he no longer fulfilled the criteria for being an active police officer as he  was unable to kneel, bend or rely on his knees to support him.  He doesn't actually ever make reference to any rank, or working closely with the FBI on psychological profiling as claimed above.       

Myster:
Shall I go for the one with the more attractive cover (and prettiest author), or the earth-shaker that's (hopefully) going to end the Bamber saga once and for all?



.. or maybe plump for the cheaper of the two hardbacks.  Just noticed that Foyles have cut the 'Deviant' pre-order price by 2.80, so it's now only 11.19 plus free devilry. 

But is that thick low enough for pugsy and her wonky whotsit?

Holly Goodhead:

--- Quote from: Myster on June 13, 2015, 08:07:45 PM ---Shall I go for the one with the more attractive cover (and prettiest author), or the earth-shaker that's (hopefully) going to end the Bamber saga once and for all?



.. or maybe plump for the cheaper of the two hardbacks.  Just noticed that Foyles have cut the 'Deviant' pre-order price by 2.80, so it's now only 11.19 plus free devilry. 

But is that thick low enough for pugsy and her wonky whotsit?

--- End quote ---

If it is I think she will need to turn the cover as those eyes staring up her leg will send her running for the hills  8)><(

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