• Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Jill Dando By Brian Cathcart

Jill Dando by Brian Cathcart

Condition - Very Good
6 in stock


The murder of Jill Dando early in 1999 on the doorstep of her Fulham home caused public outrage and puzzlement. This work examines the life of Jill Dando - her background, and her rise to television fame. Her death and the ensuing police investigation is also investigated.

Jill Dando Summary

Jill Dando by Brian Cathcart

She was attractive, successful and, at the age of 37, about to marry the man she loved. Then, with a single bullet to the head, on her own doorstep, and in broad daylight, she became Britain's most famous murder victim. The national shock that followed was a measure not only of the cruelty of the crime but also of her remarkable popularity. After ten years in national television, the woman who insisted her secret weapon was her ordinariness had created something extraordinary. The BBC's golden girl was also the girl next door -familiar, trusted and liked by millions. Her murder remains unsolved and also scarcely believable. Brian Cathcart, author of "The Case of Stephen Lawrence" and "Were You Still Up for Portillo?", recounts Jill Dando's development from gawky schoolgirl to glamorous celebrity. Drawing on her own words as well as the testimony of friends and colleagues, he seeks in her background and relationships the reasons for her powerful appeal, asking the key question: Was she what she seemed? He also examines in detail the clues left behind by the killer and the evidence assembled by one of Britain's most exhaustive murder inquiries. What, for example, was the role of the sweating man at the bus stop? And how much does the bullet tell us? "Jill Dando: Her Life and Death" is a revealing look behind the public mask of celebrity and a thorough investigation into one of the most shocking murders of recent times.

Additional information

Jill Dando by Brian Cathcart
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Jill Dando