Fred West

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The House of Horrors10MaleCaucasianGreat BritainStationarySexual, Sadistic1941/09/29 (Much Marcle, Herefordshire, Great Britain)1995/01/01 (Birmingham, Great Britain; Suicide)

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Corpse Garden, TheColin WilsonAmazon
Cromwell Street Murders, The: The Detective's StoryJohn Bennett and Graham GardnerAmazon
Evil Love, AnGeoffrey WansellAmazon
Fred & Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of HorrorsHoward SounesAmazon
Happy Like MurderersGordon BurnAmazon
Lost Girl, The: How I Triumphed Over Life at the Mercy of Fred and Rose WestCaroline RobertsAmazon
Out of the ShadowsAnne Marie West and Virginia HillAmazon
She Must Have Known: The Trial of Rosemary WestBrian MastersAmazon

Videography

TitleSources
Appropriate Adult

Fred West, with his wife Rosemary, tortured, raped and murdered at least twelve young women and girls. Most of the murders happened in their home in Gloucester, England.

Blog Posts

Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 046: Questions & Answers II

on September 16th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are: How many serial killers are active at any one time? What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers? Why do so many killers have three names? Are there many serial killers…

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Ceri Radford on Appropriate Adult, Episode 2

on September 12th, 2011 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | No Comments

The second and concluding episode of Appropriate Adult aired yesterday evening in the United Kingdom. While I’m not seeing too many reviews yet, it appears that Ceri Radford of The Telegraph liked the show. She recaps the story of Fred West, which most regulars to this site and podcast already…

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Episode 039: Odds & Ends

on July 29th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Unsubs by | 7 Comments

I’d like to apologize for not having a full-blown episode this week. I spent ten days touring the United Kingdom, and brought home some sort of Welsh head cold with me. Fortunately, it didn’t hit me until the last night we were there, but I have to say, that a…

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Sundance Channel to Air “Appropriate Adult”

on July 23rd, 2011 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Sundance Channel has announced that it will air “Appropriate Adult”. This is an ITV production about Fred and Rosemary West, that focuses on the interaction between Fred and Janet Leach, his appropriate adult. An appropriate adult is appointed in the UK in cases where the alleged offender is a…

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Episode 038: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 15

on July 15th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Last week, Fred and Rose were finally caught, and 25 Cromwell Street was excavated for the remains of their victims. Also Mentioned in the Episode: Myra Hindley You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Fred & Rose” by…

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Episode 037: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 14

on July 8th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, it seemed that Fred and Rose had gotten away with murder yet again. But Hazel Savage wasn’t about to let go of her investigation. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Fred & Rose” by Howard…

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Episode 036: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 13

on July 1st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, things had ended badly for Heather, and Fred had Steve unknowingly help bury his sister. This week, things finally begin to fall apart for Fred and Rose. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Fred &…

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Episode 035: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 12

on June 24th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, the bodies at 25 Cromwell Street continued to pile up. And the abuse of Anna Marie continued as well, but she was almost old enough to realize she didn’t have to put up with it. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the…

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Episode 034: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 11

on June 17th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, Rose had started befriending girls who ran away from a nearby foster home. These provided a ready supply of victims for Fred and Rose. But, when there wasn’t someone new to abuse, there was always Anna Marie. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to…

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