When a child's killer eludes the police, fear grips an English village
In the early 1980s, Narborough was a quintessential English village with two pubs, two churches, and one terrible secret. Lynda Mann, a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl, had walked along the footpath called the Black Pad dozens of times before the night she disappeared. She was returning home from a friend's house on November twenty-first, 1983, when her killer attacked, stripped, and strangled her. This is a meticulous account of one of the most exhaustive manhunts in English history. Even after a second girl's similar murder, Scotland Yard had no answers. As the Midlands seethed with fear that the killer would strike again, the police experimented with a new technology: DNA identification. Their attempt to avenge Lynda would change the course of police work forever.
Here is Wambaugh's most mesmerizing book to date: the haunting and shocking account of two near-perfect crimes in a quiet English village, unravelled by the headline-making discovery that is revolutionizing crime detection--"genetic finger-printing."
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OpenRoad Integrated Media LLC
November 29, 2011
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