The Man in Black

The Man in Black

Peter Moore – Wales’ Worst Serial Killer

Dylan Jones, Dylan Rhys Jones

The true story of criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones' experience of defending British serial killer Peter Moore, who in 1996 was found guilty of murdering four men in north Wales and seriously assaulting over 30 more over a 20-year period. In his concluding remarks, the judge referred to him as "as dangerous a man as it is possible to find".
Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Y Lolfa
Illustration :
c. 30 color & b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781912631278
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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Overview
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Written by criminal defence lawyer Dylan Rhys Jones, this is the true story of his experience of defending Rhyl serial killer Peter Moore, known as 'The Man in Black', who was found guilty in 1996 of murdering four men in north Wales and seriously assaulting over 30 more over a 20-year period. In his concluding remarks while sentencing Moore, Judge Mr Justice Maurice Kay referred to him as "as dangerous a man as it is possible to find". Moore admitted the killings and described them in detail, but then changed his story, blaming someone else for the murders. As his brief, the author spent hours discussing with Moore his motivation for murder, his compulsion for the violent sexual assaults, his background, his plans for further murders, his involvement with a circle of friends in north Wales and Merseyside who had similar strange sexual proclivities, and the overwhelming urge he felt to kill. An in-depth first-hand account of full and frank dealings with a particularly vicious individual who apparently gained pleasure from violence, and an insight into the professional and personal pressures suffered by a lawyer during the year-long process leading up to such a high-profile trial. The book also discusses its aftermath, including Jones' discussions with Moore regarding an appeal and about how he was coping in prison, and reveals new information undisclosed by the killer until now. He recalls one candid discussion when he asked Moore how it felt to kill someone, and the chilling reply he received. The book will reveal the stress of dealing with a large murder case, the complexity of a serial killer’s mind and the way a lawyer learns to deal with such an individual. The public’s fascination with the sick or dangerously criminal mind never seems to wane. From Victorian penny dreadfuls via Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood to continual revisitation of the stories of killers like Jack the Ripper, the Krays or Charles Manson, True Crime has consistently been a hugely bestselling genre, with works about serial killers being especially popular.

About The Author
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As well as being a practising criminal defence lawyer for many years, Dylan Rhys Jones has lectured on Ethics and the Law at medical conferences, and is a regular lecturer on CPD Welsh Baccalaureate courses. He is not only a marker and moderator for the WJEC Criminology examination, but was also co-writer of the examination as well as contributing to the inception, writing and thereafter presenting of the Criminal Justice and Offender Management foundation degree course at Coleg Cambria and Chester University. He is a regular contributor to news programmes and programmes about politics and the law on Radio Cymru and has also worked on numerous TV programmes.

As well as being a practising criminal defence lawyer for many years, Dylan Rhys Jones has lectured on Ethics and the Law at medical conferences, and is a regular lecturer on CPD Welsh Baccalaureate courses. He is not only a marker and moderator for the WJEC Criminology examination, but was also co-writer of the examination as well as contributing to the inception, writing and thereafter presenting of the Criminal Justice and Offender Management foundation degree course at Coleg Cambria and Chester University. He is a regular contributor to news programmes and programmes about politics and the law on Radio Cymru and has also worked on numerous TV programmes.

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