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A passion for poison : Serial Killer. Poisoner. Schoolboy : a true story

Author: Carol Ann Lee
Publisher: London : John Blake Publishing, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are few criminal cases more astonishing yet less well-known than that of Graham Young. A quintessentially British crime story, it involves two sensational trials, murders both certain and probable, a clutch of forgiving relatives, and scores of surviving victims. A Passion for Poison tells the absorbing life of master poisoner, Graham Young, who killed many tens of people in a murderous career, which began as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
True crime stories
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Graham Young
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Ann Lee
ISBN: 9781789465631 178946563X
OCLC Number: 1290437334
Description: 424 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a short history of poison --
6 July 1962 The Old Bailey --
1947-1962 Neaden --
1962-1971 Broadmoor --
1971-1972 Hadlands --
1972-1990 Parkhurst --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Passion for poison :
Responsibility: Carol Ann Lee.

Abstract:

"There are few criminal cases more astonishing yet less well-known than that of Graham Young. A quintessentially British crime story, it involves two sensational trials, murders both certain and probable, a clutch of forgiving relatives, and scores of surviving victims. A Passion for Poison tells the absorbing life of master poisoner, Graham Young, who killed many tens of people in a murderous career, which began as a 13 year-old schoolboy in a North-west London suburb, with the murder of his step-mother in 1960 before culminating in four further life sentences in 1971. Carol Ann Lee takes the reader on an extraordinary journey through suburban streets with which we are all familiar, but where the commonplace dull, even, soon becomes oppressively sinister. Set against the backdrop of modern Britain, from post-war austerity to the gloom and glam of the 1970s, it sheds light on a rapidly changing society and a gruesome British true crime story"--Publisher's description.

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