Written with access to documentary evidence, this book tells of the murder of toddler James Bulger by two ten-year-old boys. The murderers were captured on video leading their victim away from his mother and out of the shopping mall, to be killed shortly afterwards beside a railway line.
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David James Smith was born in south London and has been a journalist all his working life. His definitive account of the James Bulger case, The Sleep of Reason, was first published in 1994 and then in an updated edition by Faber Finds in 2011. David wrote for Esquire before joining the Sunday Times Magazine, for whom he has travelled around the world writing cover stories, investigative articles, reportage and profiles. An article for the Magazine led to his second book, All About Jill: The Life and Death of Jill Dando (2002). The acclaimed Supper with the Crippens followed in 2005, then came One Morning in Sarajevo - 28 June 1914 (2008), a reconstruction of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. His most recent book is Young Mandela (2010).
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001737819
Book Description Random House UK. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0099363410I5N00
Book Description Arrow Books, London, 1995. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Paperback. ix, 245pp. Paperback. An account of the crime and its consequences. The author offers an explanation and analysis of the motives that drove two small boys to murder. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 025221
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd., London, 1995. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: VG/NF. First Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book appears near sharp and lightly read with a hint of shelfwear at edges and extremities, and a slight tanning to the pages due to age. A tight, solid and square looking copy of this seldom seen report when 'two 10 year old boys started the day playing truant, and ended it running an errand for the local video shop. In between they abduct and kill the even younger James Bulger!' A very unusual tale of child murder done by children! 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 002949