Manhunt: Hunting Britain's Most Wanted Murderer

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Pub Date 03 Sep 2020 | Archive Date 10 Sep 2020

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Armed only with a notepad, pen and mobile phone, author and former Scotland Yard detective and undercover cop, Peter Bleksley is on the hunt for Kevin Parle.

For more than fifteen years, the six-foot six-inch, broadly built, ginger-haired Parle has been wanted by the police for two murders. In the early hours of 19 June 2004, 16-year-old Liam Kelly was lured to a location in Liverpool and shot dead. The following year, another Liverpudlian, 22-year-old mother of three, Lucy Hargreaves, was shot dead in her own home. Her partner and their 2-year-old daughter escaped after the house was set alight by leaping from a first-floor bedroom window.  

How could Parle have evaded national and international crime investigators for so long? Who is harbouring him? Bleksley is determined to find the answers. Immersing himself in the world of serious and organised crime, he has vowed not to rest until Parle is found. 

Two murders, one fugitive and a hunter tracking down the target. This is the gripping true story of hunting Britain’s most wanted murderer, going behind the scenes of the hit BBC Sounds podcast, Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle. 

Author, investigator, broadcaster and the former Chief on Channel 4’s hit shows Hunted and Celebrity Hunted, Peter Bleksley has lived an astonishing life since retiring as a Scotland Yard Detective, where he earned a glittering reputation as a fearless undercover cop.

Armed only with a notepad, pen and mobile phone, author and former Scotland Yard detective and undercover cop, Peter Bleksley is on the hunt for Kevin Parle.

For more than fifteen years, the...


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Peter Bleksley is a man possessed.......and obsessed. The object of that obsession is Liverpudlian criminal Kevin Parle who who has been on the run for over 15 years from Police who want to question him in connection with 2 cowardly murders. For the last 18 months they've been joined by top investigator Peter Bleksley, a former top undercover Policeman, who it often seems is a lot keener on bringing Parle to justice than the authorities. Bleksley's hunt has been followed by millions of listeners worldwide on his massively popular "Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle "podcast . The book doesn't just tell of the hunt for Parle but is also the tale of the podcast,from inception ,to convincing the BBC to commission it and the way it has helped in the hunt for Parle as it takes the story worldwide and prompts some to contact Bleksley with crucial information. This is a great read,I love True Crime books and have read all of the ones Bleksley recommends in this one. Bleksley and trusty right hand man Mark knock on doors,look under stones,tweak noses and get in the faces of people who consider themselves dangerous in their hunt for Parle. Both of them are veterans of dangerous situations and laugh off most of the threats from cardboard gangsters while being aware that they're treading on the toes of some seriously heavy people. I think what Parle will really hate about this book is not the fact he's being hunted but that he's exposed as not much more than a bully,one former associate calls him a clown, and in his circles reputation is everything. As Bleksley says at the start of the book,there is no neat ending,the hunt goes on and Parle is still "out there" but the net is closing ,and closing quickly. Also interesting is Bleksley's observation that various Police departments don't seem overly interested in catching Parle, which raises questions. Thanks to Peter Bleksley, Ad Lib Publishers and Netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review.

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A super intense looking finding one of Britain's most wanted killer. It is so interesting to see crime investigations in the UK vs USA. I really enjoyed the perspective and how interesting it was.

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You can tell the author has lived experience - he goes about his search with an almost clinical focus. I had not actually heard of the TV show with which he was involved but, on looking into his background after reading this book, I was not surprised he had managed to win. It would be interesting to know more about what drives the author to do what he does because he seems very sincere and almost takes the cases personally. I thought it was well written and showed inside knowledge of the police system. These are crimes about which many people will never have heard. This book brings them to the fore.

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Kevin Parle is a ruthless, remorseless killer that is successful is evading law enforcement for over fifteen years. Peter Bleskley, retired detective, make it his mission to capture Kevin and bring him to justice. This is true crime at its best. It gives the astonishing story of a man that lives on the run from law enforcement after committing two gruesome murders. Great read for fans of true crime from everywhere.

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I found this to be a good true crime book and I was just in the mood for one. It would normally have been a quick read for me, but I’ve not been getting much sleep at all, and found myself reading parts over a lot. The puppy’s barking doesn’t help much either at times, as he's looking out the window. But it’s a good story, following the based in Britain author as he hunts around the world for a double murderer. No longer as a cop but as a journalist, he’s squeezing his sources to try and get any line on this long-running fugitive/ killer. For true crime fans who enjoy British fugitive stories. Advance electronic review copy was provided by NetGalley, author Peter Bleksley, and publisher Ad Lib.

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Thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book. This book takes you on a journey to find notorious serial killer Kevin Parle. Peter Bleksey was very methodical and diligent in his methods to find a serial killer.

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