Sifting through the nihilism of a killer’s mind

CRIME: Ian Brady: The Untold Story of the Moors Murders, By Dr Alan Keightley, Robson Books, €11.50

16th July, 2017
Policemen search for the unrecovered bodies of Ian Brady’s and Myra Hindley’s young victims on Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester in the 1960s Pic: PA

Most of a certain generation are familiar with the chilling Moors Murders, which saw five children slaughtered in cold blood by the sadistic Ian Brady and Myra Hindley between 1963 and 1965.

The victims – and it is vitally important to namecheck them individually – were Pauline Reade (16), John Kilbride (12), Keith Bennett (12), Lesley Ann Downey (10) and Edward Evans (17). It is crucial, out of sheer decency, that they be identified before even contemplating...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

TV review: A peek at how the elites weathered the pandemic

Radio review: Haig’s comfort read taps into history’s wisdom to solve today’s ills

Appetite for Distraction: our pick of home entertainment