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 …

Ten Rillington Place: The Home of John Reginald Christie

Number 10 Rillington Place no longer exists on the map but it was once the most notorious address in London. It was at this terraced house in Notting Hill that John Reginald Christie killed at least six women including his wife Ethel between 1943 and 1953. He is also thought to have been responsible for …

The Serial Killer Next Door: Dennis Nilsen

In February 1983 a tenant at 23 Cranley Gardens in Muswell Hill complained that the toilets were blocked and the Dyno-rod company was called in to investigate. What they discovered in the drains would lead to the arrest of one of Britain’s most prolific serial killers. Dennis Nilsen, a 37 year-old civil servant living in …

George Joseph Smith and the Brides in the Bath murders

The ‘Brides in the Bath’ murder case was an international sensation at a time when millions were dying in the trenches of World War One and Zeppelins were flying over London. It is the story of three women who died in almost identical circumstances shortly after marrying a bigamous swindler… You must be a paid …

The Acid Bath Murderer: John George Haigh

Between 1944 and 1949, John George Haigh killed at least six people after becoming convinced he could carry out the perfect crime. Believing that without a body it would be impossible to be convicted of murder, he dissolved his victims in sulphuric acid. The resulting sludge could then be poured… You must be a paid …