Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

The London underground serial killer

£6.99

Product description

Fred West. Ian Brady. Harold Shipman. These names haunt the national consciousness and yet none was as prolific as the little-known Underground Killer, Kieran Kelly. Operating without motive or rationale he pushed sixteen souls to their deaths on the tracks of the London Underground, before vanishing back into the crowd. - - Geoff Platt has painstakingly researched the aecareer of Kelly, whose name may be unfamiliar even to those who study the minds and misdeeds of the criminal underworld. In a time of greater governmental control of the media, the case was hushed up, lest the residents of London be gripped by mass hysteria at the thought of a faceless killer lurking on the platforms of the Central line. Kelly's first victim was his best friend and could have been called a crime passionnel, as it was committed in the heat of an argument after an evening of heavy drinking. However when Kelly realised his crime had gone undetected he felt a rush of power which he sought to recreate again and again. The killer took delight in his apparent cunning u he often passed himself off as a star witness, who had been talking to the aepoor, depressed man about his unfaithful wife, when the train arrived at the station and he jumped underneath it. The implications of Kelly's actions spread wide, leaving families unable to claim life insurance once the death was ruled as suicide. - - The officers involved in the case were a small, select cadre of elite Flying Squad and Serious Crime Squad Officers from South London, the same ones who had also been dealing with the Krays and the Richardsons. Their story is equally compelling, involved as they were in extreme, unusual and certainly unorthodox tactics. - - These intricate strands of a murky underworld weave together to make a fascinating, if gruesome, story.

Excellent pages, some edge and cover wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Platt, Geoff
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First 2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1473827329
ISBN-13:
9781473827325
Number of pages:
137
Publisher:
Pen & Sword

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Fred West. Ian Brady. Harold Shipman. These names haunt the national consciousness and yet none was as prolific as the little-known Underground Killer, Kieran Kelly. Operating without motive or rationale he pushed sixteen souls to their deaths on the tracks of the London Underground, before vanishing back into the crowd. - - Geoff Platt has painstakingly researched the aecareer of Kelly, whose name may be unfamiliar even to those who study the minds and misdeeds of the criminal underworld. In a time of greater governmental control of the media, the case was hushed up, lest the residents of London be gripped by mass hysteria at the thought of a faceless killer lurking on the platforms of the Central line. Kelly's first victim was his best friend and could have been called a crime passionnel, as it was committed in the heat of an argument after an evening of heavy drinking. However when Kelly realised his crime had gone undetected he felt a rush of power which he sought to recreate again and again. The killer took delight in his apparent cunning u he often passed himself off as a star witness, who had been talking to the aepoor, depressed man about his unfaithful wife, when the train arrived at the station and he jumped underneath it. The implications of Kelly's actions spread wide, leaving families unable to claim life insurance once the death was ruled as suicide. - - The officers involved in the case were a small, select cadre of elite Flying Squad and Serious Crime Squad Officers from South London, the same ones who had also been dealing with the Krays and the Richardsons. Their story is equally compelling, involved as they were in extreme, unusual and certainly unorthodox tactics. - - These intricate strands of a murky underworld weave together to make a fascinating, if gruesome, story.

Excellent pages, some edge and cover wear.

Author(s):
Platt, Geoff
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First 2015
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1473827329
ISBN-13:
9781473827325
Number of pages:
137
Publisher:
Pen & Sword

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.70

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Carlisle

We are a specialist Oxfam books and music shop. We stock a wide range of books from modern paperback and hardback fiction to specialist non-fiction including travel, biography, sport, art, craft, gardening, cookery and photography, religion and natural history, a range of children's books and many local interest books. We also have a wide variety of old and interesting publications including some rare and collectible items. We stock music in vinyl and CD, together with some DVD and videos. We have modern pop, rock and contemporary music and a large selection of classical vinyl and sheet music. In store we also stock greetings cards and the full range of Oxfam Unwrapped gifts.

View Shop