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Witness (later issued as Evil Relations)
  • Published: 2 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845968151
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Witness (later issued as Evil Relations)

The Story of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness in the Moors Murders Case



The chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial gives his account of the case after 45 years of silence

Despite standing as chief prosecution witness in the Moors Murders trial, David Smith was vilified by the public due to the accusations thrown at him by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady about his involvement in their crimes. Hindley's later confession that she and Brady had lied in an attempt to reduce their sentences did little to diminish the slurs against his name.

For almost 45 years, Smith was asked by writers and film-makers to tell his story. Apart from a handful of brief interviews, he always refused. Carol Ann Lee met Smith during her research for One of Your Own, her critically acclaimed biography of Hindley, following which he finally agreed to reveal all.

In Witness, interviews, archival research and, most significantly, David Smith's own vivid memoir are fused to create an unforgettable, often harrowing account of his life before, during and after the Moors Murders.

  • Published: 2 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781845968151
  • Imprint: Mainstream Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the authors

David Smith

David Smith lives in rural Ireland with his wife. He has four children and several grandchildren.

Carol Ann Lee

Carol Ann Lee is an acclaimed biographer and has written extensively on the Holocaust and on the crimes of Moors Murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady.

Praise for Witness (later issued as Evil Relations)

If you thought nothing more could possibly be written about the harrowing Moors Murders, you were wrong. David Smith was there and his story is both chilling and sad

Manchester Evening News

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