Murder in Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills?

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 31 7 18 ‘To this day, the case has puzzled me.’ These are the words of Professor Brian J Ford during BBC4’s Murder in Soho: Who Killed Freddie Mills? And the death of Britain’s former boxing hero has certainly attracted rumour, legend and some wacky theories since his apparent suicide in 1965….




Murder by the Sea: Paul Longworth

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 17 6 18 Paul Longworth Paul Longworth thought he had committed the perfect crime. He strangled his wife, Tina, with a rope and left her dangling from the banisters. He then left the scene of the crime, their home. He went to Southport Sailing Club, where he was the commodore, to…




Murder by the Sea

First posted on robinjarossi.com 2 4 18 I spent Good Friday working on a documentary being made for CBS Reality called Murder by the Sea. The setting was a chilly boatyard in Cardiff. The premise of this 12-part series is fascinating. It is about how the seaside has been the setting for a spectrum of…




Nude Murders – second geo-profile confirms where killer may have lived

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 24 5 18 It is almost a year since publication of The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper, but the uncovering of new insights into this unsolved series of murders continues. The BBC documentary about the London serial killer of at least six women is likely to reveal new information about a…



Documentary puts Harold Jones on trial for Jack the Stripper crimes

First posted  1 10 17 on robinjarossi.com Despite the huge difficulties in unmasking the man who got away with the murder of at least six women in 1960s London so long after the event, efforts are still ongoing in 2017 to unravel this chilling mystery. Since the publication of The Hunt for the 60s’ Ripper in…




Did Michelle McNamara help crack the case?

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 29 4 18 I’ve just finished the fascinating I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. What an amazing coincidence that California police finally nabbed a suspect for the Golden State Killer crimes so soon after its publication. Finding the perpetrator is the subject of McNamara’s book. Or was it a…



Golden State Killer finally unmasked?

First posted on robinjarossi.com 25 4 18 I’m just reading I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. It’s a very readable account of her interest, or perhaps obsession, with a serial rapist and murderer call variously the Golden State Killer, the East Area Rapist or the Original Night Stalker. He committed 12 murders,…




Murder by the Sea on CBS Reality

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com  1 5 18 Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside. Beaches, piers and perhaps a summer romance… But Britain’s resorts do have a dark side, and this is explored in a series starting this month. Murder by the Sea is a six-part documentary on CBS Reality. I got a bit…




Playland – a shattering memoir

Posted originally on robinjarossi.com 22 3 18 I do some work as a book editor. This month has seen the publication of a memoir I helped to prepare that was one of the most shocking and disturbing I have ever read. Playland: Secrets of a Forgotten Scandal is by Anthony Daly. It recounts how as…




Filming day with BBC documentary team

Originally posted on robinjarossi.com 12 2 18 Saturday was a fascinating glimpse into the world of documentary making – and the progress of the BBC team’s investigation into the 1960s Nude Murders. I spent three chilly hours on the Thames between Chiswick and Hammersmith, talking to forensic psychologist Dr Mike Berry. Victims Hannah Tailford and…