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Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth by Neil Root was quoted at length in a news feature in the Sun on Sunday along with an interview with Claudia's father Peter, and was also mentioned in the Sunday Express on 10 March 2013. It is also the subject of a 4 page feature article in the April 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, alongside an interview with Claudia's best friend, Suzy Cooper.
Peter Lawrence and Suzy Cooper appear on BBC Breakfast with Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid on 11 March and on ITV's This Morning with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, talking about Gone and the search for Claudia. On 11 March in the afternoon, there is a press launch at the Groucho Club in London's Soho. Various other radio interviews are being undertaken.
Neil Root gave an interview about Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence on BBC Radio York's Drivetime Show on 20 February 2013, and on Talk Radio Europe on 13 March. On the same day he attended the press conference in York and gave various interviews. Gone is published on 14 March 2013. 35% of Royalties go to the charity Missing People.
Great Train Robbery Exclusive: Neil Root interviewed the son of the train driver Jack Mills, coshed in the Great Train Robbery for the Daily Star Sunday. John Mills is sure that robber Jim Hussey's recent deathbed confession that he coshed John's father is untrue. See the NEWS section.
A Different Class of Murder
London 1922: Two brutal murders; Ronald True, the 31 year-old drug-addicted son of a titled woman brutally murdered a high-class prostitute-a week later, Henry Jacoby, an 18 year-old hotel worker viciously killed a titled woman guest. They met by chance in prison hospital. One was hanged, one wasn't...This unique class paradox caused a public and political furore, and an early and controversial example of the insanity defence in the early days of the study of psychiatry. The roaring twenties was a time of flappers and debutants but also a time of darkness and murder, and massive class inequality... A Different Class of Murder, an original true crime ebook by Neil Root has just been published by Dime Crime and is available on Amazon, 50,000 words-£3.08 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A37LN0G
SAD PIER stories & poems by Neil Root: Dark, intense stories written in a noir crime style and gothic poems exploring human emotions and feelings. A Dime Crime Original ebook Just £1.53 at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A3U3LWG
A news feature article about Terry Smith, a true crime writer serving life in prison for armed robbery was published by the Daily Star Sunday on 21 October 2012. Neil Root interviewed him in prison about his life and his claims to innocence. See the News section of this website and for more information about Terry's case, go to http://justiceforterrysmith.co.uk/contact
Frenzy! How the Tabloid Press Turned Three Evil Serial Killers Into Celebrities was published by Arrow Books (Random House) in August 2012 in an updated version.
The original version of Frenzy! Heath, Haigh & Christie: The First Great Tabloid Murderers, published by Preface (Random House) in August 2011, has been optioned by Mammoth Screen to be made into a TV series, to be written by the veteran TV screenwriter Russell Lewis (credits include Lewis, Endeavour, Sharpe, Between the Lines, etc) and Neil Root will be acting as a script consultant. Watch this space for updates.
A copy of the first edition of Frenzy! was seen sitting on a bookshelf in a Ruth Rendell TV adaptation on ITV1 in July 2012!
Neil Root published a news feature article in the Sunday Mirror on 22 July 2012, with the newspaper's crime correspondent Justin Penrose. Entitled 'Bamber: The Prison Letters', it was based on Neil Root's interviews with the convicted multiple killer Jeremy Bamber, serving a whole life tariff and who still proclaims his innocence. See under Feature Articles in the NEWS section.