Prime Suspect by Christopher Berry-Dee
Before being sentenced to three life terms for the murder of Bristol newly-wed Shirley Banks in April 1989, John Cannan boasted of over a hundred one-night stands. He was charming, he was handsome. He drove a smart car and he dressed well. And he wooed his conquests - among them professional women - with flowers and champagne. John David Guise Cannan had also committed his first known sex offence at the age of 14. And he was only three days out of prison following an eight-year sentence for rape when London estate agent Suzy Lamplugh disappeared with 'Mr Kipper' in July 1986. After Cannan's conviction, the Lamplugh case was closed. Yet to this day, Cannan denies his involvement in the Lamplugh case and protests his innocence in the murder of Shirley Banks. His appeal has been dismissed. Drawing on the latest psychological profiling knowledge developed in America by the FBI and, most importantly, an intense three-year correspondence with Cannan, Christopher Berry-Dee provides a chillingly personal, comprehensive portrait of a complex and intelligent man.