Rose West

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The House of Horrors10FemaleCaucasianGreat BritainStationarySexual, Sadistic1953/11/29 (Barnstaple, Devon, Great Britain)n/a

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
Deadly Women: Lethal Lovers (Episode 3x09)

Rose West, with her husband Fred, 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 032: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 9

on June 3rd, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, Fred and Rose’s abduction, rape and torture of Caroline Owens had just been reported to the police. Now the investigation begins. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Fred & Rose” by Howard Sounes “Fred &…

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Episode 031: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 8

on May 27th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, Fred had put an end to Rena, married Rose, and found the house they would live in for the next 22 years. You can also download the episode directly. And feel free to use the comments below for episode discussion. Sources: “Fred & Rose” by Howard Sounes “Fred…

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Episode 030: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 7

on May 20th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

There are a few f-bombs in the quotes of this week’s episode, so I’ve marked it as “Explicit”. This isn’t really a podcast for children, but if you should happen to be listening to it with your kids, consider yourself warned. Last week, things finally came to a head between…

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Episode 029: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 6

on May 13th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Last week, Fred and Rose had finally met. A child-care relationship had become a sexual one, just as it had with Anna McFall earlier. Rose’s father, Bill, had found out about the relationship between his 15 year old daughter and a man 12 years her senior, and had informed Social…

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Episode 028: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 5

on May 6th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, we looked at the early life of Rose West. When we left off, she was living with her father, who may have been sexually abusing her, and was about to take the job that would lead to her meeting the love of her life, Fred West. You can…

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Episode 027: Fred and Rosemary West, Part 4

on April 29th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 4 Comments

For the last three weeks, we have explored the origins of Fred West, a sadistic pedophile and rapist. During this time, he killed at least one woman, and likely many more. He also liked to seduce or rape young girls. Either was fine with him, really. And dismembering the bodies,…

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Episode 022: Mutilation, Part 1

on March 25th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers, Victimology by | 4 Comments

Listener Lalith asks: “What is the significance of mutilation pre and post death? Why do some killers mutilate the face while others only the genitalia?” She actually asked this question intending it to be part of last week’s Questions and Answers episode, but I thought it was meaty enough for…

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Fred West’s Brother to Publish Book

on February 20th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Doug West, the brother of Fred West, plans to write a book about Fred and Rose West. The 64-year-old farm worker said: Hardly any of the stuff you read about them in other books is right, which really annoys me. They are full of inaccuracies and get so much wrong….

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Dominic West to Portray Fred West

on January 18th, 2011 in Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Dominic West, who starred in The Wire, will play Fred West in a television drama. It will focus on the time between West’s arrest and his suicide in 1995. Monica Dolan will play Rose West, which Emily Watson will play Janet Leach. West refused to speak to anyone unless Leach…

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