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An account of the multiple murders uncovered in the suburbs of London in 1983 by a Dyno-Rod technician. Goes much more deeply into the lives of the victims than other works on the subject.
#11: Described as a skinhead who had a dotted line tattooed around his neck, with the lengend "CUT HERE"
Mike Cattran: A very fed-up employee of Dyno-Rod
Dennis Nilsen: Started out in the Army Catering Corps, then did a short stint in the police before entering the civil service
#5: May have been partly Thai, Mexican or Filipino
John Howlett: May have been posing as an ex-Guardsman to prey on men he met in gay bars
#6: Described only as an Irishman
Stephen Holmes: A letter sent to the "Evening Standard" from an English prison included a confession to the murder of this teenager
Billy Sutherland: Father of one, unhappily married -- never recontacted his son;s mother after he moved out looking for work
Malcolm Barlow: The day after a kind stranger called him an ambulance and he was treated and discharged, he found himself being murdered
Graham Allen: Had a lethal run-in with an omelette
Stephen Sinclair: An unfortunate young man who had a very difficult life
#8: Described only as having been kept under the floorboards for an extended period of time before his dissection and eventual disposal
Ken Ockenden: A Scots Canadian who went to England and Scotland to visit the auld sod
#7: Described as a hippy type, and starving when he was found sleeping in a doorway
Martyn Duffy: A young job-seeker with few prospects in life
#9: Described only as a Scotsman
Betty Whyte: After 2 marriages and 6 children, was devastated to learn that the second son she was so proud of was gay
#10: Again, described only as a Scotsman Show all 18 characters
“It wasn't so much the smell that hit me. After all, sewers seldom smell sweet. It was my instinct. That and what I saw with my torch. It was a white mass, blotched with red. It wasn't human waste.”
It was the kind of day when the shorn lamb hopes the Almighty is aware of the cold.
Original Language: English
Publication Date: 1983
Page Count: 192
Reading Level: Adults
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