Brian Masters began his career with five critical studies in French literature and proceeded to write the first full history of all the dukedoms in Britain. His subjects for biograph have ranged from John Aspinall to E. F. Benson, from Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire to Rosemary West. His penetrating study of mass murderer Dennis Nilsen, KILLING FOR COMPANY, won the Gold Dagger Award for non-fiction in 1985. Masters is a well-known journalist and reviewer.
The spirited, persuasive account of a young man spiralling into unspeakable insanity . . . useful, fascinating book * Daily Telegraph *
A remarkable and frightening exploration of "human nature stained" * Literary Review *
Irresistible . . . Its subject is terrible and repellent, but the study itself is enlightening * Independent on Sunday *