ST Podcast: A British Serial Killer In Singapore: A True Story
Synopsis: This is an excerpt from the book A British Serial Killer In Singapore: A True Story by Tan Ooi Boon.
The book – first published in 1996 – has been reissued by Straits Times Press, 2019. It is available at $26.75 (inclusive of GST) at leading bookstores and from stbooks.sg. The Kindle version can be downloaded for US$9.99.
Below is a short excerpt on how the writer reported on the case for The Straits Times: This is the true story of a killer who went on a world tour to hunt.
British Serial Killer John Martin was no ordinary criminal. Compared with other murderers, he was a master of his own class because he had a dark skill that shocked even the most hardened cops. This skill helped him to escape and avoid detection after each murderous rampage.
In just a few months in 1995, his crime impacted 6 countries – United Kingdom, Belize, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa and Canada – and sent a shockwave globally. How could one man inflict so much harm in such a short time?
Produced by: Tan Ooi Boon, Amanda Wong and Ernest Luis
Edited by: Adam Azlee
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