Myra Hindley

Demographic Info

Moors Murderer5FemaleCaucasianGreat BritainTerritorialGroup Cause1942/07/232002/11/15 (Bronchial pneumonia)


Beyond Belief: Moors MurdersEmlyn WilliamsAmazon
Brady and Hindley: Genesis of the Moors MurdersFred HarrisonAmazon
Devil and Miss Jones, The: Twisted Mind of Myra HindleyJanie JonesAmazon
Devil's Disciples: Moors MurdersRobert WilsonAmazon
Media Representations of Myra HindleyLesley McLaughlinAmazon
Monsters of the Moors, The: The full account of the Brady-Hindley caseJohn Deane PotterAmazon
Myra Hindley: Inside the Mind of a MurderessJean RitchieAmazon
One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra HindleyCarol Ann LeeAmazon
One of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra HindleyCarol Ann LeeAmazon
Trial of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley: Moors CaseJonathan GoodmanAmazon


Deadly Women: Evil Influence (Episode 3x07)
Most Evil: Partners in Crime (Episode 1x04)
See No Evil: The Story of The Moors MurdersAmazon (DVD)
Twisted: Myra Hindley (Episode 1x02)

Myra Hindley was born on July 23, 1943 in Gorton, England. She was the eldest child in her family. According to records, her family was extremely poor, so she was made to share a bedroom with her parents until her younger sister was born in 1946. Hindley was then sent to live with her grandmother.

Hindley’s father had served in World War II and was known to have been extremely tough on both his comrades and his daughters. He expected Hindley to take care of herself, even if this meant using violence. Psychiatrists have stated that encouraging violence in this way probably contributed to the murders that took place in the future.

Hindley met her partner in crime, Ian Brady, in 1961 and became obsessed. She began to dress more risqué and read books about torture and crime with Brady. After Brady moved in with Hindley, the murders began to take place. Her serial series began at the age of 21. Hindley claims that Brady had murdered the children, but that she had lured them into the vehicles. All of the victims were sexually assaulted and then either strangled with a piece of sting, beaten or bled to death.

Hindley claimed that the only reason she participated in the murders was because Brady would drug her or blackmail her with nude pictures he had taken of her.

Hindley was arrested on October 11, 1965. She was sentenced to two life sentences and sent to Holloway Prison. Hindley died on November 15, 2002 from heart disease in England.

Blog Posts

Ian Brady to be Given Hearing

on December 10th, 2011 in Psychology, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Ian Brady, one of the so called Moors Murderers, has been granted the right to have a hearing to determine where he is imprisoned. Brady was originally jailed in 1966, but has been detained at Ashworth Hospital since 1985, and has been on a hunger strike since 1999. He is…

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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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Victims of Myra Hindley

on January 1st, 2010 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Myra Hindley and her partner in crime, Ian Brady, have been charged with the murders of five people in Greater Manchester, England. We currently have information on all of their victims. Pauline Reade Pauline, age 16, was murdered on July 12, 1963. She was killed when her throat was slit…

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