Luck of the Irish: Dr John Bodkin Adams

My second true crime book Angels of Death was released early this year. One of my favourite cases I covered in the book was that of  doctor John Bodkin Adams.


The case of Dr John Bodkin Adams was a worldwide sensation in 1950s. The portly general practitioner lived and worked in the south coast English seaside town Eastbourne and he had a reputation for being a particularly attentive doctor, especially to elderly wealthy widows.

Dr John Bodkin Adams



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Adams received money from over 300 wills and was left property, jewels, silverware and the luxury cars he so loved.

When police started investigating the death of one of Dr Adams’s wealthy widows it seemed that the good doctor may have been a serial murderer…




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