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Hunting Killers: Britain’s top crime investigator reveals how he solves the unsolvable

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A definite must-read for lovers of the true crime genre and perhaps a fantastic introduction to it for those yet to explore the fearfully fascinating, darkest and dustiest corners of the human condition. The eye catching cover, the whole layout, the structure, the way the author moves back and forth between cases, it is seamless and very easy to follow and this makes it extremely easy and enjoyable to read. Britain’s top crime investigator and criminologist Mark Williams-Thomas is a multi award-winning TV investigative reporter and former police detective, who will share his vast experience of investigating some of the most notorious cases and killers.

This talk will leave you fascinated and enthralled as Mark gives you a unique insight into the lives of killers. Professor David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men - especially men who have committed murder.You will come away from reading this book feeling not depressed or down in anyway but reassured that if something awful were to happen in your world, something akin to the cases the author discusses in such detail in the book that he is the man you would want on your case. I've previously watched some of his documentaries but I had no idea he had made so many or was involved in so many cases. This perspective and the work he has done to try and provide justice for families of unsolved murder or missing person cases was admirable. This is written about in a very matter of fact and practical way without being sensationalist or going into lots of detail.

That he takes on investigations after the police have failed tells us quite a lot already (we're not dealing with a shrinking violet here), but he's not overly egotistical either. The author read the audio a tiny bit odd with pauses in the wrong places which became quite obvious as the book went on. This author talks a great deal of sense, there are some poignant descriptions of human behaviour and reaction in his experience and endeavours. Mark Williams-Thomas has written a very good book and is honest in his thoughts and how he works towards a result, if he is able to.

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Back to the book, it is an extremely well written account of Mark's investigations and cases, and absolutely does not come across as a pat on the back for him, but rather you can see how much he cares about the victims and their families as it is truly conveyed in his words. Mark is going to share his vast experience of investigating some of the most notorious cases and killers – in what promises to be a truly eye-opening and entertaining talk. Despite him being reasonably humble, there's a nagging frustration between the lines; he's always got a secret contact, works on 'the edge of the law' and knows more than he's letting on.I've read books written by family members of the torture they have gone through in not only losing their loved ones but also in the most horrific of ways. Truthful to his values, Mark Williams-Thomas gives us an extraordinary account of what it really means to be a Criminal Investigator. A former police detective, Mark has reported on nearly all of the biggest crime stories of the last decade. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I admire Mark for what he has done, what he does on a daily basis and what he hopes to achieve in the future. I also note that the very few pictures that are in the book, at the back, and this is something I rarely see in any true crime book, are only connected to the victims, and the faces of those who took their lives are not included. A problem I have with many True Crime books - and especially those written by criminal investigators, forensic scientists, and the like - is that there's a tendency for the author to come across as superior to the rest of us. To describe me as anonymous would be unfair but to notice me other than in passing would be a rarity. Williams-Thomas is a regular on television with a crime series on ITV and Netflix as well as a morning magazine crime strand and a best-selling author with Hunting Killers.author spends most the book describing his skills as a detective journalist and very little actually delving into real crime stories. Describing him as a religious, nice bloke who was an innocent victim of circumstance who mistakenly shot to death his girlfriend is bizarre.

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