Ten Most Wanted is an exploration of unsolved British murder cases by Peter Bleksley, a founder member of Scotland Yard’s undercover unit in the 1980’s.
Bleksley looks back over high profile (and some not-so-high profile) cases like the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler in 2002, the seemingly unprovoked attack on 30-year-old Wayne Trotter in 2002 where he was set alight and died, and the murder of an elderly widow Joan Roddam in Cornwall.
This is a good, easy read with Bleksley’s writing style very matter-of-fact. He has the enviable perspective of being an experienced and respected ex-police officer, though he admits some forces were a bit confronted by him coming in and looking at cases that they have been as yet, unable to solve. Bleksley tells readers that one in 10 murderers “get away with it” in Britain.
Bleksley’s determined to make that 0 out of 10.