Welcome back to your twice-weekly rundown of all things true crime (at least as they relate to page, pod, and screen).
We’re going to do something a bit different today. We’ll be taking a closer look at links of interest related to England’s infamous Moors Murders. One of the perpetrators, Ian Brady, died in prison last month at 79. His accomplice, Myra Hindley, has been dead since 2002. With that tangible link to those horrific crimes now gone, it’s worth another look at how the murders affected England then and now. Here are some links of note:
• Al-Jazeera on why interest in the case is still so strong: “[T]he fact that we revisit it so many times provides us with a benchmark about what kind of society we are interested in creating[. . .]”
• Case file podcast offers a good overview, especially if you’re not very familiar with the case, Part 1 (with links to Parts 2 and 3 included)
• 13-year old me can’t leave this out
• The full-length BBC documentary
• Finally—and most strangely—Ian Brady wrote a book about how killers like him are created. Looks like copies are hard to come by (and honestly, that’s probably a good thing since he shows no remorse).
I’ll be back with true crime links galore on Thursday.
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