"A detailed investigative report on the murders committed by ‘Grindr’ serial date-rape killer, Stephen Port. "
The author was a reporter on the Barking and Dagenham Post and was living in Barking at the time Stephen Port was arrested. Port’s victims were all homosexual, each one killed by a fatal dose of the ‘date rape’ drug, GHB. A recent and very harrowing BBC drama about the case called Four Lives focused on the families’ fight for justice.
The author leaves readers in no doubt about his views about a police investigation that, despite clear opportunity, failed to stop Port before he killed again and again... He points the finger, as have the families, at the inability of local police to connect the crimes or even to realise a serial murderer was at work.
Easy Kills is a good addition to the ‘true crime’ genre and will, no doubt, be an engaging read for anyone concerned with police accountability, how cuts in police resources have affected investigative performance and how political control of what was once an independent public service has resulted in a focus on police ‘activities’ that reflect well on politicians but fail to address some of the serious criminal and social issues blighting 21st Century UK society. And, to be frank, that should be all of us.