Peter Manuel, Serial Killer [NOOK Book]

Overview

Peter Manuel was an icy-eyed psychopath and sexual predator, a petty thief and a relentless liar given to violent and uncontrollable rages. His unprecedented crimes presented the Scottish police and public with a new sort of criminal: the ruthless serial killer.



Manuel was hanged at the age of thirty-one and convicted of seven murders, but suspected of many more. He slew many of his victims as they lay sleeping in bed, while others were picked up in lonely places and ...

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Peter Manuel, Serial Killer

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Overview

Peter Manuel was an icy-eyed psychopath and sexual predator, a petty thief and a relentless liar given to violent and uncontrollable rages. His unprecedented crimes presented the Scottish police and public with a new sort of criminal: the ruthless serial killer.



Manuel was hanged at the age of thirty-one and convicted of seven murders, but suspected of many more. He slew many of his victims as they lay sleeping in bed, while others were picked up in lonely places and strangled or savagely beaten to death. Right up to his final arrest, he played a taunting game with the police, mocking their bungling attempts to trap him and continuing to kill with impunity - that is until he was trapped by his own vanity and arrogance.



This definitive definitive biography recounts Manuel's chilling story from his birth in the USA to the moment the hangman's rope snapped his spine in Glasgow's notorious Barlinnie Prison.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845968830
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,071,117
  • File size: 402 KB

Meet the Author

Hector MacLeod is a former solicitor who served as a director of several Chinese companies while living in Hong Kong. Upon returning to the UK, he has continued to act as a business consultant in liaison with China.



Malcolm McLeod is the former vice principal and professor of African Studies at the University of Glasgow. Now retired, he is currently a trustee of the National Museums of Scotland.

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    Excellent

    This is the best account of the life of Manuel I have read. It is well written and clear and doesn't sensationalise for the sake of it; the events are appalling enough. The writers convey the atmosphere of '50s Glasgow extremely well, making it horribly easy to understand why this man had families throughout the city terrified that they might be next because of his seemingly random attacks on individuals and households. It would, however, have been improved with a decent index.

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