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Summary

'The whole story is so terrible. You will be disgusted and amazed.' (Graham Young, confessing his crimes to detectives)

There are few criminal cases more astonishing yet less well-known than that of Graham Young. A quintessentially British crime story, it involves two sensational trials, murders both certain and probable, a clutch of forgiving relatives, and scores of surviving victims. 

A Passion for Poison tells the absorbing life of master poisoner, Graham Young, who killed many 10s of people in a murderous career, which began as a 13 year-old schoolboy in a north-west London suburb, with the murder of his step-mother in 1960 before culminating in four further life sentences in 1971. 

Best-selling true crime writer Carol Ann Lee takes the listener on an extraordinary journey through suburban streets with which we are all familiar, but where the commonplace - dull, even - soon becomes oppressively sinister. Set against the backdrop of modern Britain, from post-war austerity to the gloom and glam of the 1970s, it sheds light on a rapidly changing society and a gruesome British true crime story.

©2021 Carol Ann Lee (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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The Young Poisoner

Very well written with excellent narration.
Graham Young is a strange, complex individual who committed appalling crimes.
Fascinating true crime story. Highly recommended!

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fascinating, excellent, superb detail

apart from all the voices sounding like they had come out of London in the 1800s .....
Very in-depth detail in this book, so you understand every individual, not just the perpetrator and his actions. Well written, well read for the most part. Worthwhile.

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brilliant and well read

only got this book because I had heard of young but knew very little about the case.found the book very detailed and insightful I must for any true crime buff