On 23 Jun 2011 the convicted double-murderer Levi Bellfield was found guilty of the murder of 13-year-old school girl Milly Dowler.
Milly disappeared on her way home from school in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey in 2002. Six months later her body was discovered many miles away. A massive police investigation, the largest manhunt in Surrey's history, got nowhere. Only when nightclub bouncer and bare-knuckle boxer Levi Bellfield was arrested for the murder of another young woman did it become clear to police that they had a serial killer on their hands.
This is the full story of the murders, the victims and the pain-staking nine-year investigation and trial by police and prosecutors. It tells of Bellfield's terrifying, controlling personality - a man who went from charming to monstrous in the blink of an eye - and his depraved stalking of young women.
The Bus Stop Killer is Geoffrey Wansell's terrifying portrait of the only man in modern British legal history to be given two whole-life sentences.
Geoffrey Wansell has been acknowledged as one of Britain's leading authorities on serial killers. He was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize (now the Costa Book Award) for his biography of Terence Rattigan, and was appointed by the Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court to write the biography of Gloucester-based serial killer Frederick West. He lives in London, and is an award-winning freelance journalist who works principally for the Daily Mail.
In this ground-breaking book, Wansell brings together interviews and original first-hand accounts from some of the most feared and dangerous criminals on the planet. Lifers offers a glimpse inside the minds of murderers as well as a chance to understand what it really means when 'life means life'.
Having observed lifers over more than twenty years, often up close and very personal, Geoffrey Wansell's Lifers will reveal more of the criminal mind than has ever before been seen.
‘Sympathetic and grippingly enthusiastic... Geoffrey Wansell movingly evokes a warm-hearted, courageous man' - Jonathan Cecil, Evening Standard
‘Perceptive and lavishly documented’ - London Review of Books
‘Takes you as close to Rattigan as you are likely to get’ - John Gross Sunday Telegraph