The Perfect Crime: The inside story of the al≠Hilli murders.

The Perfect Crime The inside story of the al Hilli murders When shots from a semi automatic pistol rang out across the picturesque Alpine woodland high above Lake Annecy there was nobody nearby to raise the alarm In a car in a secluded lay by off a quiet

  • Title: The Perfect Crime: The inside story of the al≠Hilli murders.
  • Author: Tom Parry
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When 21 shots from a semi automatic pistol rang out across the picturesque Alpine woodland high above Lake Annecy, there was nobody nearby to raise the alarm In a car, in a secluded lay by off a quiet single lane track, were the bloodied bodies of British computer engineer, Saad al Hilli, his wife, Iqbal, and her mother, Suhaila Nearby lay the corpse of French cyclist, SWhen 21 shots from a semi automatic pistol rang out across the picturesque Alpine woodland high above Lake Annecy, there was nobody nearby to raise the alarm In a car, in a secluded lay by off a quiet single lane track, were the bloodied bodies of British computer engineer, Saad al Hilli, his wife, Iqbal, and her mother, Suhaila Nearby lay the corpse of French cyclist, Sylvain Mollier, punctured by five shots from the same gun.Saad s eldest daughter, Zainab, seven, had been shot, pistol whipped and left for dead Cowering underneath her mum s skirt in the back seat of the car was Zainab s little sister, Zeena the only one of the six people there left unharmed Was this a professional assassin s error, or a humane gesture by someone who knew the girls Was the murderer hired to take out Saad and his family Was he a Mossad agent under orders to assassinate an Israeli enemy Or were the al Hillis just holidaymakers in the wrong place at the wrong time when Mollier was the real target Award winning Daily Mirror reporter, Tom Parry, covered the story from day one In The Perfect Crime Parry returns to the case that has left the French police baffled He re examines the evidence, follows all the lines of enquiry and explores many conflicting theories to reach his own chilling conclusions about why the al Hillis were so brutally murdered and who was responsible With exclusive never before published interviews with Zaid al Hilli, Prosecutor Eric Maillaud and close relatives and friends of the al Hilli family, this is the definitive and must read account of The Perfect Crime.

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    1. I'm completely besotted with true crime, so cases that I have never heard of are usually of great interest and excitement to me. This was not to be however. The case itself, about an Iraqi family brutally murdered in France in 2012 was something I had never come across, and it was appalling but incredibly interesting. The writing and the presentation of this book however was something else. For one thing, I have never seen so many spelling mistakes, grammer mistakes or general problems with the [...]

    2. As a fan of true crime I decided to give this a go not knowing much about the case other than what was portrayed in the media back in 2012.An interesting and well researched read which does get you thinking. A handful of possible motives are explored some of which I haven't came across before.Very journalistic in style and an easy read given the subject matter. I also thought it was brave of the author to come up with his own conclusion to this still unsolved mass murder.

    3. I've found this book to be a fascinating account of a story i thought i knew a great deal about through following the case in the papers. I'd almost forgotten about the whole issue and i think due to the lack of resolution and the way it's slipped from the media it had also slipped from my mind. After reading this I'm not sure i'm any further forward in reaching a decision as to who exactly the guilty party is however Tom's research is as thorough as i suppose it can be at this point and does po [...]

    4. "For them [Zainab and Zeena] it was a crime that was anything but perfect"This book was a bore. Only a handful of times I've wanted to give up reading a book, and for a while, I was certain I was going to do the same with this one, but due to the number of days I spent reading it, I was dedicated. I did not enjoy it at all. Sure the start of it was good, but by the tenth chapter I was crawling, begging for the pages to turn faster than they were. It was truly a nightmare, something I did not onc [...]

    5. Good ReadWell-written journalist approach. Kept me up for two evenings wth a wide background to all scenarios and theories - perplexing and enigmatic.

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