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Geoffrey Wansell


For a synopsis of any of Geoffrey's books, please click on the appropriate cover.

Garrick History


James Goldsmith

Geoffrey Wansell

Pure Evil

Bus Stop Killer

David Suchet



David Suchet

Geoffrey will be interviewing Sir David Suchet at the Hampstead Theatre for a strictly limited season only, 11- 29 March 2023.
Please click on the following link Hampstead Theatre to see all the dates and to book tickets!

Also, Geoffrey has just recorded Series 6 of 'Britains Most Evil Killers' and ‘The World’s Most Evil Killers’ for Sky Television, please click on the following link: Britains and the World’s Most Evil Killers for more information.





Geoffrey Wansell Penguin / Michael Joseph Paperback
5th April 2018


A rare, chilling and utterly fascinating look inside the minds of some of the world’s most notorious criminals and serial killers, based on years of original research

Pure Evil takes a close look at the country's deadliest criminals, from those who horrified the nation to those less famous but equally brutal, such as Jeremy Bamber, Joanna Dennehy and Ian Huntley.

In this shocking, chilling and powerful book Geoffrey Wansell exposes killers' motivations and remorse, but also seeks out an answer to the vital question: should life always mean life?

Having observed lifers over more than twenty years, often up close and very personal, Geoffrey Wansell's Pure Evil reveals more of the criminal mind than has ever before been seen. Covering almost 60 cases, with details of the crimes, resulting trials, what the killers said themselves and what the victims’ families felt – Pure Evil is sure to fascinate.

Geoffrey Wansell has observed lifers, often up close and very personal for over twenty years. In this chilling yet fascinating book, he looks for answers, and in the process reveals shocking insights into the foulest crimes known to mankind.

Geoffrey is an acclaimed true crime writer whose bestselling books include The Bus Stop Killer and An Evil Love.

For more information please contact Jenny Platt via email: Jplatt@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk 0207 139 3123



"Poirot and Me"

David Suchet

'Poirot and Me' has now been published and can be purchased at £20 by following this link to the Headline site:
Headline Publishing.

It can also be purchased from all good bookshops and online - including a Kindle edition - from Amazon by clicking on the following link:

'Poirot and Me' by David Suchet.

Please click on the cover to the left in order to read the Press Release and some extracts from the book.



Geoffrey Wansell's biography of Terence Rattigan has been republished by Oberon Books and can be purchased nationwide and at all the usual online bookstores, including Waterstones and at the National Theatre Bookshop in London. Also, it has now been published as an ebook and can be purchased and downloaded at the Kindle Book Store.


Since January 2009, Geoffrey has been The Daily Mail's Thriller Reviewer and many of his reviews can be read by clicking here.
Or by clicking here you will be able to read some of his Thriller Reviews on this web-site.

Geoffrey can be heard regularly on Radio 2 on the Jeremy Vine Show.

Geoffrey Wansell is an award-winning freelance journalist who works principally for the Daily Mail. He has written eight books on a variety of subjects and is the official historian for the Garrick Club - and a Trustee!

Geoffrey Wansell was the authorised biographer of the Gloucester-based serial killer Frederick West, having been appointed to the role by the
Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court, as a result he has been acknowledged as one of Britain’s leading authorities on serial murderers. He lives in London.


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