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In June 2004, 16-year-old Liam Kelly was lured to a location in Liverpool in the early hours of one morning 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 two-year-old daughter escaped after the house was set alight by leaping from a first-floor bedroom window. 

For more than 15 years, six-foot six-inch, broadly built, ginger-haired Kevin Parle has been wanted by the police for both murders. How could he have evaded national and international crime investigators for so long? Who is harbouring him? 

Author and former Scotland Yard detective and undercover cop Peter Bleksley is determined to find the answers. He has immersed himself again in the world of serious and organised crime, this time armed only with a pen, a notebook and a mobile phone. He has vowed not to rest until Parle is found.

This gripping story goes behind the scenes of the hit BBC Sounds podcast Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle

©2020 Peter Bleksley (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Great book!! Leaves you wanting more!!

I really enjoyed this book. I hope that this guy is caught. looking forward to listening/reading all about it. Keep on going!!

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A worthwhile read

Narrated by the author, his passion for the investigation shines through. Peter is an ex cop, doing something very worthwhile in his retirement

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Gripping narrative of one man's mission of justice

Peter Bleksley tells us of his mission to hunt one of the country's most wanted murderers, Kevin Parle.

Told in Peter's own words, he manages to expertly navigate through the journey of how he started the hunt for Parle, and subsequently how his investigation and the production of his award winning podcast unfolded, weaving in narrative of his past working as a detective for New Scotland Yard.

The narrative is fresh, with the true determined grit of Blesksley shining through.

Unlike a usual audio book, I truly felt immersed in this journey, as if I was a fly on the wall throughout Peter's hunt. Or listening to his story from his own mouth over a glass of red. The deviations into stories from Bleksley's past moulded seamlessly with the manhunt narrative and made it all seem so natural.

The book kept me gripped throughout, with new information, twists and turns in every chapter.

Thoroughly, thoroughly recommend this to anyone who loves a good true crime memoir, as no doubt this manhunt will go down in the history books.

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fascinating listen

I really enjoyed listening to Manhunt and was glad that Peter narrated it himself.
I'm now going to listen to the podcasts and read Peters other book how to catch a killer .
I totally admire Peters dedication in the hunt for Kevin Parle, I'm sure all this hard work will pay off ,roll on to when lockdown is over and Peter can travel and pursue his hunt for Parle . I found this a fascinating and insightful listen.

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Interesting

I’ve seen a YouTube video and followed Peter on Instagram. Such a lovely man and really good moral compass. Very interesting book. So hope he gets a tv deal to help fund all the rip he needs in this hunt.

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A thoroughly engaging listen

Thanks Peter for providing this detailed overview of the investigation and your search. Your dulcet tones provided a further dimension.