THE gripping story of a woman who turned detective to track down her brother’s killer - nearly four decades after he was brutally murdered. A real-life page turner more intriguing than anything on Netflix. Matt Nixson, Books Editor Mail on Sunday, London
[A story] almost too mad to make up, too good not to tell and which one day, no doubt, will be a film. Ben Dirs, BBC World News USA & Canada
Dead in the Water – the book that inspired the major BBC Paradise podcast – 10 episodes.
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DEAD IN THE WATER
The chilling oldest international cold case ever to be solved
"I was 17 when my 25-year old brother, Chris, was brutally and inexplicably murdered in 1978. I can still recall the sense of paralysing shock that ricocheted through my family the day we received confirmation from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office that two tortured corpses found off the Guatemalan coast were those of Chris and his girlfriend Peta.
It was in October 2015 that the thought came to me from out of the blue to use the internet to track down their killer and his two sons (whom we knew to have been on the boat at the time of their deaths).
It was this that was to ultimately lead to the arrest in Sacramento of their psychopathic serial killer, Silas Duane Boston, who had spent a lifetime of robbing, raping, murdering and evading law enforcement. At the age of 75 he ran out of road."
A true story by Penny Farmer
The haunting story of two little boys who watched their father kill in cold blood
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Dead in the Water
BBC 5 Live's Senior Broadcast journalist Dan Maudsley and radio and TV presenter Stephen Nolan, conduct a detailed examination into the murders of Chris and Peta.