Margery Gardner: The actress and the psychopath

On Thursday, 20 June 20 1946, actress Margery Gardner, 42, met a handsome 29 year-old pilot named Neville Heath. Heath passed himself as a decorated Second World War veteran but his relatively short life was marked by dishonesty and deception. A former private schoolboy, he had joined the RAF only to be dismissed in September …

Britain’s Hannibal Lecter: Peter Bryan

“Cannibalism is normal. It’s been here for centuries…” So said serial killer Peter Bryan as he boasted how he had fried one of his victim’s brains in Clover butter. Bryan believed that the human body was a natural food source that made him stronger. He told one psychiatrist he hoped… You must be a paid …

Year of the Ripper: Elizabeth Gorman

On 14 February 1888, a 27 year-old chimneysweep’s widow named Elizabeth Gorman died in suspicious circumstances at her home at 4 Callow Street, Fulham Road, Chelsea. According to witnesses, Mrs Gorman had called a series of medical men to see her in the days before her death. But when asked… You must be a paid …