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Murder Capital

Reg McKay

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Black and White Publishing

Published : 2006

Copyright : Reg McKay 2006

ISBN-10 : PB 1-84502-093-6
ISBN-13 : PB 978-1-84502-093-4

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Murder Capital of Europe, that's Glasgow. A city more lethal than London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Dublin or strife-torn Belfast. But what's the truth behind the headlines, the real story on the streets of Glasgow? And who has earned the city its shocking and brutal reputation? Reg McKay reveals the truth about the killers, the victims and life and death on the streets.

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Review by Jessica (130409) Rating (8/10)

Review by Jessica
Rating 8/10
It seems that throughout history Glasgow has always been hailed as the most lethal city. Murder Capital takes you to the heart of Glasgow's most chilling of crimes. You are taken on a journey of horrors and to the darkest, coldest corners of evil. Discover why people kill and how. From faked suicides to knife killings and crimes of passion there are enough gruesome tales inside to satisfy the most blood-thirsty of individuals.

Who was the Birdman who went on to ruthlessly shoot his rival with a handgun on the streets of Possil? And how was he linked with the infamous "Godfather" Arthur Tompson?

A masked man is involved in a shooting, why and how? A good chapter but you'll have to get this book to discover more.

"Bloody Bluebells" is an appropriately named chapter which tells the tale of Alison Murray who is found lying dead on the ground of the local "Bluebell Woods". The police did not waste time in tracking down their suspects; one of which was Alison's seventeen-year-old brother. What happened next? Why was her brother involved in her killing?

What does it take to be a thrill killer? Apparently, these kinds of killers kill for all sorts of reasons anger, fear, lust, greed, power…the list is endless.
The next part tells of those murders that are worthy for the "thrill killers" section. The story of William Beggs is so upsetting and sad. How could he rape and kill lovely Barry Wallace. Words fail me but it seems these serial killers are capable of anything and stop at nothing.

Another brilliant title from Black and White Publishers. A must have for true crime fans.
Jessica (13th April 2009)

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